before and after

before & after: nina’s wingback + katie’s folding chair

by Grace Bonney

this first chair makeover comes from designer nina jizhar of swankyswell. not only did nina take this chair from drab to modern and chic, but she designed the fabric herself (and printed it locally in SF)! if you love her fabric as much as i do, you can check out nina’s shop on etsy right here.


next up is d*s reader katie. for me, she’s done the impossible- make a folding office-style chair cute. looking to add some red to her living room, katie bought a $3 can of spray paint, scored some free fabric from her neighbor and changed her beige folding chair into a cute red seat. i see chairs like this for sale on craigslist (and at staples discount sales) all the time for $1, so if you found a few of them, you could grab some spray paint, affordable fabric and create a chic set of temporary chairs for outdoor parties or impromptu game nights with friends. so much more personal than generic folding chairs. thanks, katie!

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