Flea'd: Ready to makeover chair

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

I threw out my back (don't I sound like the ultimate old lady) a few weeks ago and I have been on the mend ever since. It's really putting the literal cramp in my DIY projects. Lucky for me, my shopping abilities remain unscathed!

I picked up this chair at Brooklyn Flea from Millie+Corina (which looks quite a lot like this Jonathan Adler $650 bad boy) With the right makeover, I think its going to be perfect in the shore bedroom - finally replacing the kitchen chair currently there.


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To work the way I want it, I need to paint and recover the cushion. Despite the apparent hatred for the chevron trend, I still really love the pattern (how uncool of me!) and like how this fabric pairs well with the orange so it might be a winner.

Also digging this honeycomb fabric from Spoonflower but I'm not so crazy about spending $40 for a little bit of it.

Any other fabric suggestions?

28 comments:

  1. Alandval20119:06 AM

    Wow that's a great find!  It actually already looks like an After, I didn't realize that's the Before shot....looks great!  I too like the chevron pattern (past its prime) so I say bring on the chevron!

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  2. Its definitely in good shape as it is - just doesn't work with the color scheme I have.  Won't be too much trouble to change it.

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  3. Forever The Hostess9:21 AM

    Stefanie, I recently used this Suzani print fabric (in titan/birch) with some orange and LOVED the color combination. I love chevron, but it is so overused, So the suzani was my backup and I think I love it even more than the chevron! Plus the fabric is heavy and perfect for upholstery.

    http://www.fabric.com/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=d5b0a86c-1467-4b7d-8374-9c87ef3388e4

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  4. Ahh what a fantastic find!! Love the chair and the plan for it. Can't wait to see the after!

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  5. This chair is beyond fabulous. I am thinking I definitely need a chippendale chair in my life. 

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  6. I don't even need to see an "after" to know that I'm going to LOVE it. What a great flea market find.

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  7. Homeplaceblog12:14 PM

    No I love it. Go with it!!

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  8. I thought the picture of the chair was the "after" also. I think the fabric on it is cool!
    Seeing the chevron next to the frame of the chair, it looks a little busy to me.  If you want to change the fabric, I would pick a solid or a very small print for the cushion.  Then the framework will stand out on it's own.
    You're welcome. :)

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  9. Wrenaria2:08 PM

    That will be a lovely combination. Looking forward to the "after" pics.

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  10. I LOVE the fabric on it. I actually have a chair just like this but without handles ($7 at Goodwill). It has a vinyl seat, and I cannot figure out how to get it off and recover it. If I were you I'd add a texture near your paint color and have a trim pillow with chevron.

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  11. $7? That is a score. I paid a lot more for this one but that is expected when shopping at bklyn flea. Sometimes convienence is worth it.

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  12. Love that combo!  I didn't realize people hated chevron, well it's still going in my baby's room.  I love it!

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  13. Mrsmills8:01 PM

    get the honeycomb, I'm soooo tired of the chevron

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  14. Anjelin Rodriguez8:21 PM

    lol i also thought this was the after its in great shape look forward to seeing your new after i like the chevron still too

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  15. Moishe Markel8:28 PM

    I think the chevron looks good on a fabric, especially a small amount like a chair cushion, as opposed to a dresser front.  I also like the navy-cream combo. What is orange?

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  16. Super chair!  What a great find.  I'm jealous...

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  17. I still have a thing for the Chevron pattern, too, popular opinion (or hatred, I guess) be damned. Such a cool find. I'm excited to see how it turns out!

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  18. Ooh, navy and orange! Of course I love, love, love this - we have a navy striped carpet and an orange chair in the studio:

    http://www.yellowbrickhome.com/2012/04/17/the-evolution-of-grandmas-chair/

    Do it!

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  19. That's a hell of a find you have there! It looks like it's in pristine condition too! I have a chair addiction and this almost makes me want to hunt down a bamboo chair. I can't wait to see the new look.

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  20. You'd spend $40 on lunch with your pals, yes? Why not spend it on something you'll admire and use for years?

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  21. Anonymous12:43 AM

    I say use what you love! I was looking at ikat fabric the other day and realized I don't like it. If it wasn't "in" than I would def hate it! It looks okay when used in the right setting but you won't find it in my house. Don't go with something thats a trend unless you really do love it. I ask myself do I like it or is it just because its "cool"?

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  22. Cary Kornegay5:49 AM

    Love these- still expensive but you could order half a yard- you certainly wouldn't need a whole yard just to recover a chair!

    http://www.fabric.com/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=4324fdc9-f208-494b-a21c-b86f9ee1ba0f

    http://www.fabric.com/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=04ed1f4e-1ce8-4ae8-bc78-18f050e576d9&CategoryID=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000&cm_vc=756b1813-cbc1-43b3-84bd-29889bf8fb7b

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  23. Sorry to hear about your back.  That stinks.  I love spoonflower.  I couldn't find the fabric pattern/color combination I wanted for curtains in my bedroom, so I made the pattern I wanted.  I haven't made the curtains yet but will soon.  When I was looking for the pattern I wanted, I found things that were sort of close but the fabric was soooooooo expensive that $40 dollars looked like pocket change.  I can't wait to see what you choose!

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  24. from_Bucyrus10:09 AM

    You know the nice thing about a clean bold pattern is it's classic. It may draw yawns periodically but it will never go out of style.

    Case in point: basic black and pearls.

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  25. Meghan Abney9:37 PM

    I don't think I'll EVER get over chevron.  However, I haven't added chevron to my house yet (I think I can't decide what and where), so maybe after that I won't be SOOOOOO in love with it.  That chair is to.die.for.

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  26. Lauren11:48 AM

    I might be telling you of a site that you already know about, but check out Fabricguru.com.  They buy overstocks and they usually always have really great prices and their shipping is flat rate...which is awesome!

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  27. I think that great chair is calling out for a floral or soft abstract print. The chevron fabric clashes a bit too much with the geometric lines of the frame. But anyway you go, I'm sure it's going to be stunning!

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  28. lakeitha duncan10:27 AM

    Oh my word! The before was amzing, but the after will totally ROCK in the shore bedroom! I would love to know what you're going to do with the previous fabric on the seat.  I wonder where I can find it?!

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