Thursday, May 24, 2012

Chair Week Day 4: Sweet Bamboo Chairs

Welcome to day FOUR of Chair Week here at 551 East!

For those of you who are just joining the party I took on a massive reupholstering project of reupholstering 4 chairs in 7 weeks. 

Click HERE , HERE and HERE  to see them. 

Today is the last day of reveals before the ULTIMATE REUPHOLSTERING TUTORIAL LIST (read that in a booming voice) that I'll have for you tomorrow.  

These are two little chairs I found at Goodwill.

They were kind of...well ugly.

Here's the before:

And here's the after:

These were some rickety little chairs when we brought them home. 

After lots of clamping and glue they were in great shape. 

The frame is painted in Innocence by Behr.

The binding was just cord that I hot glued into place. 

When reupholstering, hot glue can be a very good friend. :) 

Here are the tutorials for this chair.

Clamping/glueing: Click HERE

Seat: Click HERE

Pillow: Click HERE and HERE

One chair is SOLD, the other is still available. 

Click on The SHOP tab at the top of the page for more info.

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  1. Love the fabric you used! So pretty! Thanks for sharing.

  2. The fabric is a great choice. They look amazingly better. I wish I could have them...they would look really great at my place. ;)

  3. oh my gosh they were hideous before!! These looks so happy and fresh now! This makeover is definitely inspiring me for my unfinished chairs sitting on my porch!

  4. these are my favorite of the week. all were nice, but these are great. I love the little blue detail on the pillow!

  5. hi. my name is cassie. i love you. (to the chairs)

  6. Wow! What a transformation! They look so clean and modern instead of looking like crusty Great Uncle Bob's basement bar chairs (not that i have a crusty great uncle bob but I am sure you get the picture ha!)Hard to believe they are the same chairs! Love the way you lined up the fabric. Love the colors!

  7. Very cute and stylish, but they look more like bentwood than bamboo. Love them as a pair... that person should have purchased both.

  8. These are just SO adorable! I'm loving ALL of these chair makeovers!!! That ikat fabric is gorgeous!

  9. Looking for quality Modern Furniture for offices, homes and other organizations may be hard, but with some patience and careful analysis.

  10. Very sweet and I'm a fan of that pretty fabric!

  11. More wonderful work!!! I need to find chairs!!! I love the fabric you chose, they look very sweet.

  12. Love how they came out. Love the fabric and the white really brightens them up.

  13. White just stands out!! maybe its coz red is not my color. :D they look modern and elegant. wonderful job!!

  14. The sweet bamboo chairs shown here are excellent. Have a look at it


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