From Rags To Riches: 1970s Chairs

Dear Ugly Chairs I Found in September,

When I first gazed upon your ugliness, I knew you could be beautiful. So I bought you and reupholstered you in gorgeous grey canvas. Here is what you looked like before:

And here you are now:

I love that you are both slouchy and tailored, tufted and structural.

The cost breakdown is as follows:

2 Chairs from Sunbeam Vintage: $150

4 Yards grey canvas from International Silks and Woolens: $50

Upholstery labor costs: $160

Total: $360

Not bad for a pair of totally unique, high-quality chairs. If you don’t feel like going through all this just for a pair of chairs, you can always buy these from me on Hipswap. Just a suggestion…

Love,
Orlando

Here is the link to my Hipswap shop in case you want to look around…

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5 responses to “From Rags To Riches: 1970s Chairs

  1. Lauren

    why local pick up only? :(

  2. They are gorgeous! I just picked up a less glamorous-but along the same line chair at Salvation Army yesterday for $15. I’m going to attempt the more simple re-upholstery of mine myself, and thinking a grey canvas, too. Your chairs are just the preview I needed.

  3. Elisa

    You make me want to reupholster everything!

  4. Hi Orlando! These chairs are awesome….I am now kicking myself for not buying 5 of them for $50 at a random thrift warehouse…..maybe they are still there??? I must go check. I was thinking of using them for dining chairs…so you think that would look nice?? I have these dining chairs from CL currently (that need reupholstered) which do you think are cooler??? I appreciate your opinion greatly! http://cindyjespinoza.blogspot.com/2012/10/designer-dining-chairs.html

  5. Hi Orlando! These chairs are awesome….I am now kicking myself for not buying 5 of them for $50 at a random thrift warehouse…..maybe they are still there??? I must go check. I was thinking of using them for dining chairs…so you think that would look nice?? I have these dining chairs from CL currently (that need reupholstered) which do you think are cooler??? I appreciate your opinion greatly! http://cindyjespinoza.blogspot.com/2012/10/designer-dining-chairs.html

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