Friday, November 9, 2012

FRIDAY FUN - RE-UPHOLSTERY RESCUE

Waking up to a giant blizzard means we are in dire need of a little Friday Fun here at White and Gold. A few months ago right when I started working with Marianne we bought a home with much more space than our last. Yea for the space! Boo for spending all the money on our home and now needing furniture!  In our empty living room, I decided to go with a sofa and pair of wing-back chairs. I had a really hard time finding chairs in my budget that weren't absolutely tiny and uncomfortable. I mean TINY! Grown-ups could not be comfy in those things. With sofas and chairs, usually you really do get what you pay for.

Enter Exhibit A: I found 2 of these bad boys at the local thrift store for $20 TOTAL. I know I know. It looks disgusting. Because it was. You can probably smell it through the screen. My husband was not convinced of my fabulous find. But they were $20 and very solid, sturdy and heavy!


I took quite some time looking for fabric. I wanted something that looked custom and fun, held up well and was most importantly inexpensive. I finally found this Waverly print upholstery fabric for a crazy $6.99 a yard. Enter Brian at Rocky Mountain Upholstery and my Re-upholstered Rescue now looks GORGEOUS! 



It's a brand new chair folks. Now she smells like ROSES! What an extreme makeover! Not only did I spend much less by going the re-upholstery route, but I have something on a low low budget that I'm pretty sure I'm not going to see at a friends home. Can't wait to show you more pics of the room soon once a few more things are put together.  I'll spare you the story of my 20 month old coloring on my cushion before I had a chance to scotch guard. Just picture a rage blackout. Interested in a similar project for your home? Let us know! Have a great weekend.

11 comments:

  1. This chair looks amazing! I would never think to do this. I'm totally going to do the DI tomorrow in search of a perfect chair for this project!

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  2. I love a great before and after! That fabric is just perfect, I love it!!

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  3. Awesome! I love squared legs on wingbacks over the curvy ones!

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  4. Your chair is unique and beautiful! I've heard great things about Rocky Mtn Upholstery, but i've always wondered how much it would cost to do a chair this size? would you mind sharing? it looks fantastic!

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    1. A chair like this ranges from $350 - $450 for their labor (but it includes painting the legs of the chair). We really like working with Rocky Mtn. They are the best price for the quality.

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    2. Hi Emily!

      Also the cost factor is greatly determined by your fabric choice. Something that is important to keep in mind. The cost also ranges depending on the shape of your chair, whether you need new batting, foam etc.

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  5. Love the fabric choice. Very cool

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  6. Love the fabric choice. Very cool

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  7. That is amazing. I am going to try to remember that when you put a little effort in you can end up with a piece that is truly special - AND less expensive that what I'll find in the Restoration Hardware catalog.

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