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Thursday March 12th, 2009

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before & after: chairloom chair

molly at chairloom is no newbie when it comes to reupholstering, but i still love to see her projects- and the incredible fabrics she uses. this chair upgrade comes courtesy of a gorgeous modern floral fabric from roberta roller rabbit (i love that name). it looks so clean and fresh. click here to check out…

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Thursday February 26th, 2009

Thursday February 5th, 2009

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before & after: sarah’s chair

i’m always impressed when anyone takes on their own upholstery project- not only is it a little intimidating to me, but i admire anyone who has the patience to take on more difficult chair and sofa shapes. this diy upholstery project comes from d*s reader sarah- and it’s her first attempt at upholstery. she used…

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Thursday November 13th, 2008

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Thursday July 10th, 2008

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before and after: margie’s chairs

d*s reader margie pyle sent over this fun before & after last week. not only did she change out the upholstery on her own, but she created the pillows herself using homemade stencils and white fabric paint. great work, margie! (and i love the wayne pate print in the back, too). [have a before &…

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Thursday May 8th, 2008

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before and after: anna’s rocking toy

before and after: anna’s rocking toy

here’s a before & after for the little ones: d*s reader anna (of forty-two roads) decided to tackle the reupholstery of her daughter lara’s rocking toy. after stripping off some of the existing upholstery (which lara had outgrown) she used inexpensive ikea fabric to reupholster the toy and update it for a totally new look….

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Thursday January 17th, 2008

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before and after: slipcovered chair

stephanie dodge of lealou sent over this beautiful before and after project i couldn’t resist sharing today. she turned this great little mid-century chair with tapered legs into a sleek, easy-to-clean piece with this nice white slipcover. i’m a big slipcover fan because well, we’re not the neatest people in the world and i’ve been…

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Wednesday December 19th, 2007

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before and after: chair re-do

d*s reader gwendolyn sent in this fantastic before and after project. she found the chairs on the side of the road; the turquoise vinyl seats and green enamel were melting together so she stripped the green off and applied a danish oil finish to the oak. then she added foam padding to the cushions because…

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