Every once in a while, I go to Goodwill to get my repurpose fix.
And when I say every once in a while, I really mean every week. More often than not, I walk out empty handed, but then there’s times that I find gems like these.
Albeit ugly, who cares. These wingback chairs were in great shape, classic silhouettes, and the price couldn’t have been better. I paid $15 each for these chairs.
Of course, when I brought them home, I received the typical eye roll from the husband, and look of utter confusion, but whatevs. I saw the potential. These chairs are going to go in my office, which is a color combination of white, and coral, and a very light aqua blue. I had the exact fabric in mind that I wanted to recover them in, and these chairs were going to become The Wonder Twins!
I wanted to go ahead and remove the bazillion upholstery tacks and old fabric myself, prime and paint the legs, then take the chairs to get reupholstered. I started out on a roll, but removing all of the tacks was almost a patience-breaker. And for some reason, I started getting all ADHD on these chairs. So I called my friend Kevin Kaiser of Kaiser Upholstery, and I had these chairs loaded into my car in a nano-second.
Kevin got to work on them, removed all those tacks and old ugly fabric, and called me when it was time for me to come in to prime and paint the legs.
The other day, he called me to tell me they were ready. I wasted no time going there to pick them up.
And there they were. Wonder Twins Power Activate! These two chairs put their powerful cuffs together, spun around, and turned into hot floral pep!
They are bright. The fabric is completely unexpected, yet totally works, and flat-out looks fierce.
I love how they turned out. Kevin did a terrific job, and I can’t help but smile when I look at them. They look happy to me, and I will draw so much inspiration from these floral wonder twins.
You have such a great eye for potential!
Brooke Fedigan says
Thank You so much! Love your page as well.
Brooke, this is amazing! They don’t even look like the same chairs. This is the bargain of the year. I can’t wait to see how they look in your office. They’re so cheery! Hope you’re having a great week, Coco
Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! I absolutely LOVE how you took those chairs from shabby to fabby! The first clue was when I saw you paint the legs….a COLOUR!! Love the fabric – such a happy pattern! I bet they look stunning in your office. Well done! (What does hubby think now?) 🙂
Brooke Fedigan says
Sondra, the hubby was blown away for sure. I hope to do a video of my office very soon. It’s almost ready. These for sure are one of my favorite up cycles to date. Thanks again for stopping by.
Oh, and I also love your name "Be Fed Again"
Upstate NYer says
Could you do a post of actually having a chair/couch reupholstered? Such as what does it all cost, what materials are involved, how long does the process take and how to find a good upholstery business? I find so many chairs I’d like to recover but always wonder if it is worth the price?
Love this!! What is the fabric name pretty please??
These are fab, the fabric is prefect. Lovely way to brighten up an office!