Before & After: Reupholstered Chair

Mix and Match

This chair update was not as dramatic as the others shown here, but it was a smart change. This family-favorite piece was worn and faded from years of use. Durable fabric was a must, but reupholstering gave the opportunity to add another element of style. A tailored dressmaker skirt gives the piece more presence than before. The homeowner also had a few yards of fabric left over from another project in the house. It wasn't enough to cover the entire chair so she paired the extra fabric with a neutral brushed cotton for a unique look.

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