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.
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.
Even though I think it’s been reupholstered from the original, I decided to leave the old fabric on just in case.
I stapled the new fabric over it so that it can easily be removed…again…just in case.
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.