11th Nov2013


Antique Corner Chair Update

by Dinah Wulf
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Boy have I had this chair for a very long time.  I posted it on my Facebook page over the summer asking if I should make it over and I got over two dozen responses.  You can read them all here!  Oh! And if you’d also like to follow me on Facebook too, that would be a bonus. J I struggled on what to do with this antique chair update.  That is, should I leave it alone or make it over?

Here it is BEFORE.

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Pretty, right? Yes, but not EXACTLY my style.  You see, one of my best friends gave it to me.  I looked it up and I believe it is actually a real antique and could be worth a few hundred dollars.  With that said, I finally decided, not to harm the original wood, and just update the fabric.

I bought this new fabric.  It’s a little more modern in black and gold…. Still a slight oriental in style, but matched my décor a little better.

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Even though I think it’s been reupholstered from the original, I decided to leave the old fabric on just in case.

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I stapled the new fabric over it so that it can easily be removed…again…just in case.

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I like it!  It’s not a drastic change but it does go much better with the rest of my living room.  Now I can keep it, not worry about compromising the integrity of it, and think of my friend every time I look at it.

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Dinah Wulf
Dinah is a craft, home décor, & DIY Blogger for www.diyinspired.com, an eco-friendly site promoting repurposing through reinvention. She has a Master of Arts Degree in Speech Communication from California State University Fullerton. Formerly an educator at CSUF and business owner, she now is a full time writer, Curator for Style Me Pretty Living, 3M DIY Expert, and a member of Martha’s Circle. She has blogged for multiple websites including Fix.com, Earth 911, Home Made Simple, and Sprout Online and has been published in a few magazines and ebooks. Her website, DIY Inspired has been recognized by Mashable, Parenting.com, and Buzzfeed.
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4 Responses to “Antique Corner Chair Update”

  • don sooy

    sorry – nice but not antique

    chair is very good (non-USA made) replica/reproduction – i own 2 of them. (cross-eyed angel head w/halo on top of back rest – right???)

    i paid $60ea at a consignment store 15yr ago

    several years ago, i saw them being sold on-line, as replicas, on sale, for around $500.

    keep your 300lb friends off of it

    sooy

  • Alan

    I have a chair exactly like the on the “Antique Corner Chair Update” page. Do you know what it is worth?

    • I’m not sure, Alan. I’ve tried to look it up myself. As Don mentioned above, it might be a replica or reproduction. I have been too lazy to go get it appraised. Sorry I’m not much help!

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