before and afterfurniture

before & after: holly’s chair + emma’s patio table set

by Kate Pruitt

i have seen a few upholstery projects recently that i really love, and this one form holly in charlotte, nc is no exception. she found the grain sack at a flea market, and waited patiently for the right chair to use it on; when she saw this at a designer tag sale she knew she’d found the right match. while this chair shape is definitely one we’ve seen before, her clever combination of striped ralph lauren fabric and the pattern of an old grain sack adds a twist and creates a beautiful and fresh new piece of furniture. this chair is actually available for sale on holly’s etsy shop, and you can click HERE to see more of her flea market finds. great work, holly! –kate

CLICK HERE to see emma’s patio table set after the jump!

i usually shy away from any makeover project with rust removal involved, so i am very impressed by emma’s patio table and chair makeover. with some help from her dad on repairs, emma and her partner undertook serious sandblasting, powder coating, painting and more. the results are really beautiful, and following emma’s lead, i find myself inspired to tackle some of the rusty projects sitting in the back shed. click HERE to read more about the project and the materials involved. thanks for sharing, emma!

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