Vanity Chair After

Let me start by saying I am an idiot. By accident when I cleaned the pictures off my camera this weekend for Sterling’s birthday I accidentally erased all the before pictures of this chair. I feel so stupid because who really cares about a project if they can’t see the before and after pictures. Well, I am going to share the after pictures anyways because this chair turned out so darn cute.

Just use your imagination to picture the chair before. It was brown and had a crusty goldish cushion. It looked like it had been sitting in a storage unit for years.

This project cost less than $15. All I had to buy was white gloss spray paint and half a yard of fabric. I found the fabric here in Charleston at GDC Home. They have a fabulous fabric selection if you live local and ever need fabric. This vanity chair is actually my sisters ( I know, I am such a nice sister to makeover her chair), but I love the fabric so much, I am thinking of re-covering my dining room chairs in it. Thoughts? Good fabric for a dining room?

Here are the After Shots:

I did have a little help stapling the fabric to the chair. Not that I couldn’t have done it myself but when Dad is in town you gotta put him to work right??


  1. Avatar February 21, 2011 / 6:43 pm

    I have always wanted to do a DIY project like this but always feel like I am going to mess it up. Yours turned out beautifully.

  2. Avatar February 21, 2011 / 7:04 pm

    TOO cute! You are SUCH a good sis! 🙂 And I think that fabric would be perfect for a dining room!

    Lauren @ tickled.

  3. Avatar February 21, 2011 / 7:05 pm

    love GDC… I could furnish my whole house from there if I had oodles of money 🙂

    I hope you and sweet sterling have gone outside to enjoy this weather today!

  4. Avatar February 21, 2011 / 7:15 pm

    wow ~ i love that pattern! gorgeous chair!

  5. Avatar February 21, 2011 / 7:43 pm

    I love the fabric!! The chair turned out awesome!! I left you something on my blog today:)

  6. Avatar February 21, 2011 / 8:01 pm

    I LOVE it! You did such a great job! That fabric is gorgeous!

  7. Avatar February 21, 2011 / 9:12 pm

    It looks fabulous! What a lucky sister you have and what a wonderful dad you have…the chair became a family project!

  8. Avatar February 21, 2011 / 11:33 pm

    Love this fabric! Love the DIY inspiration…even if Dad helped just a little! 🙂

  9. Avatar February 22, 2011 / 12:01 am

    love it and that fabric is so pretty. It is so nice to have a Dad to help out.

  10. Avatar February 22, 2011 / 12:52 am

    Love the fabric. Gray and white happens to be my favorite decorating combo. My living room is lots of grayish/silver and cream, and I love it. I'm sure your dining room would be just as amazing!

  11. Avatar February 22, 2011 / 5:35 am

    Silly girl! I love the after shots though. That fabric is great!!

  12. Avatar February 22, 2011 / 6:25 am

    It looks fantastic. I know…it's funny how much people like before photos…I hate it when I forget to take them. At least you remembered.
    Mary Ann

  13. Avatar February 22, 2011 / 7:44 am

    Well, if it looked the way you described it before you changed it – you did a great job then! It looks so brand new!

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  14. Avatar February 22, 2011 / 2:23 pm

    Oh! I like it! Really love the fabric too! Now, can you send your dad over to my house? I have some chairs that could use some work! 😉

  15. Avatar February 22, 2011 / 5:37 pm

    LOVE! The fabric is perfect. Who needs ugly before shots when you've got a rockin after? 🙂

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