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Vanity Chair After

Feb 21, 2011

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??

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  1. Oh I love that fabric!! What a great inexpensive project! Looks beautiful!


  2. Cheryl E. says:

    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.

  3. tickled. says:

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

    Lauren @ tickled.

  4. Brianna R. says:

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

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

  5. Lili says:

    wow ~ i love that pattern! gorgeous chair!

  6. Jill says:

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

  7. Natalie says:

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

  8. Hamptontoes says:

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

  9. It really did turn out pitch perfect! Seriously lucky sister you have there…(c:

  10. I don't need a before picture to know that this chair rocks! Well done.

  11. Love this fabric! Love the DIY inspiration…even if Dad helped just a little! šŸ™‚

  12. Sara Mueller says:

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

  13. Tess says:

    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!

  14. Looks great and love dad projects šŸ™‚

  15. Michaela says:

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

  16. 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

  17. 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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  18. Alicia xoxxo says:

    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! šŸ˜‰

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