before and after

before & after: rocking + director’s chairs

by Grace Bonney


today’s first before & afters are all about chairs. d*s reader kari recently had her first child and wanted to update a rocker to use in his room. after finding a $10 wooden rocker on craigslist, kari cleaned up the frame and reupholstered the seat and back pads with a cheerful new fabric to match the nursery’s color theme. well done, kari!

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CLICK HERE for sally’s director chair makeover after the jump!


sally from the home tailor sent in this fun director’s chair makeover. sally found the chair “feeling quite unloved” in her father in law’s garage, so she decided to reclaim it for a project. after cleaning and staining the frame, she updated the chair with a new padded seat and back. now it calls sally’s london space home and has a whole new life outside of the garage. great work, sally!

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