Before and After - Amy Butler Chair
My shop is full of before and afters. I had a pretty tight budget for store fixtures and decorating - but that's how I live - so it was fun. I am so excited that I can now start showing some of them to you! My poor little phone is chalk full of pictures that have just been hanging out there for months as I tried to get to a point of being able to re-launch my site.
The first one I am going to spotlight is one I'm particularly proud of...I got this pink pleather (is that a real word?) off of Craigslist for $10.
I was a little sickened by what all I found in the seat. Pretty gross. But probably not grosser than what lurks in my couch cushions at home right now. Minus the cigarette butt. We don't have that going on.
I use Amy Butler's home decor weight Kasbah. I think this was my biggest reupholstering job...it wasn't harder than doing couch and loveseat slipcovers though. That was more work. I've found the hardest part is getting the thousands of staples out and trying to not rip up the old fabric. If you take it off nicely - you can use the pieces as a pattern.
So - here is my new chair. I love it and would like to have it in my home...but I suppose it will stay nicer longer in the shop. :) AND - I recently scored another $10 chair that is on my list of "to do's". The next one may get to live at home - or I may sell it. We'll see what it looks like when it's all said and done.