76 responses

  1. Christine
    March 5, 2010

    simply amazing!

  2. TheThingAboutDaisies
    March 5, 2010

    Wow, just wow! They look absolutely beautiful! I love the fabric choice. Man, such a great "after", I can't get over it!

  3. Cheri
    March 5, 2010

    Spectacular job! I don't know if I could tackle something like that, but then it doesn't surprise me at all that YOU did it. Now does your mom have something that needs some tender loving care now that she is closer to you?

  4. cindygert
    March 5, 2010

    These are Beautiful!! You both did a great job. Thanks for sharing. I have a chair that I have been wanting to reupholster for 6 years now. I just might try it. Another great fabric source is fabricguru.com

  5. tinahead81
    March 5, 2010

    fan-freakin'-tastic!! LOVE them!! great job!

  6. Ann Marie @ Twice Lovely
    March 5, 2010

    I'm having serious chair envy right now. :) Your chairs have more personality than the other, more expensive ones that you showed on top of their thrifty price tag!! Fabulous job!

  7. Amy
    March 5, 2010

    Woohoo! That was so much fun!! Thanks so much for opening your home to me and letting me work on your great chairs! I'm starting my next project as soon as I can peel myself away from blogworld! – – a made from scratch upholstered headboard :)

  8. Meg
    March 5, 2010

    That is AMAZING. I'm blown away! It looks so complicated and it came together BEAUTIFULLY! Great, great job!

  9. Mama Byrd
    March 5, 2010

    SHUT UP!!!! LURVE!!!

  10. Destination Seaborn
    March 5, 2010

    Wowzer! This is unbelievable! You girls did a wonderful job and tutorial. Thanks for sharing this! The Q & A was very helpful. I can't wait to get started on my project! Lisa

  11. Angie
    March 5, 2010

    You guys did a beautiful job! They are gorgeous!

  12. Quilting in My Pyjamas
    March 5, 2010

    Utterly Freakin' Gorgeous Ladies.

    I am insanely jealous. One of those chairs would look so good at my computer desk.

  13. Vivienne
    March 5, 2010

    Fantastic job! I was walking with my Hubs this morning and there was a tufted, curved chair, similar to yours out. on. the. curb.

    I couldn't take it though. Hubs saw me looking at it with a gleam in my eye and your blog on my mind… "Don't even think about it."
    sigh.
    I bet he wouldn't have said that if I didn't have so many half finished projects around the house.

    Your chairs are PHENOMENAL.

  14. Lisa B
    March 5, 2010

    You got a smokin deal reupholstering them!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them!! Can't wait to try to them out with the cushion on!! ;)

  15. Miss Mustard Seed
    March 5, 2010

    Oh my goodness! Those look so great. I have got to read my upholstery books again. I have a French chair frame in my basement that's been staring me down…

  16. Pam @ Design Fanatic
    March 5, 2010

    They went from drab to FAB!!! And very cool!

  17. Frugal Home Design
    March 5, 2010

    Those are truly amazing. Great job.

  18. KayC.
    March 5, 2010

    I have two chairs that I need to recover. I just have to get the courage up to try it. I love how your chairs turned out! I know my chairs would look so much better…courage, that is all I need plus the perfect fabric ;-)

  19. Sallie
    March 6, 2010

    do you plan to do any step by step pictures…? I have always felt like I could do this..if I saw someone else show me how! I went to her blog, but she doesn't have a tutorial that I saw…? maybe i looked the wrong place.
    YOur chairs are incredible!!

  20. Sarah
    March 6, 2010

    Your chairs turned out absolutely GORGEOUS!!! I'm making plans to try my hand at this, once I wipe the drool off my chin! ;>
    God's blessings,
    Sarah :D

  21. Teri
    March 6, 2010

    I recently bought some black and taupe fabric similar to yours for my wing chair! It's a reversable fabric and I am going to try that out. Your chairs have got me jazzed to get started.

  22. Amanda @ Serenity Now
    March 6, 2010

    (Clapping hands!) They both look fabulous!

  23. Michelle Hoad
    March 6, 2010

    Gor. Geous. I am now inspired to buy the ugliest chair I can and totally transform it into a spectacular beauty. If I fail miserably, at least it will be good blog fodder.

  24. Tina
    March 6, 2010

    Those chairs look absolutely amazing! They are just what I envisioned in my own home except black was the background color and white was the pattern. Maybe someday I'll find my own set of chairs and give it a try. Thanks for the inspiration.

  25. Thimbleanna
    March 6, 2010

    Wow Beckie! You guys did an amazing job — Congratulations!!!

  26. Mom Taxi Julie
    March 6, 2010

    Love them! (but I think you need a solid color on that table, don't smack me ;o))

  27. Anonymous
    March 6, 2010

    Hello. My wife and I bought our house about 6 months ago. It was a foreclosure and we were able to get a great deal on it. We also took advantage of the 8K tax credit so that definitely helped. We did an extensive remodeling job and now I want to refinance to cut the term to a 20 or 15 year loan. Does anyone know any good sites for mortgage information? Thanks!

    Mike

  28. rachel
    March 6, 2010

    i cannot even tell you how covetous i am right now!!!! those chairs are to die for awesome. wow. great job.

    one question… which fabric did you use? madison or traditions?
    i love their damask choices.

    (rachahansen at msn dot com)

  29. Mom in High Heels
    March 6, 2010

    Unbelievable! Those look beautiful.

  30. Lisa Roberds
    March 6, 2010

    Fabulous!

  31. Crafty Girls Workshop
    March 6, 2010

    That is awesome! What a great transformation! THanks for sharing.

    Anna

  32. Stacey @ The Blessed Nest
    March 6, 2010

    Came over from Nesting Place. I love the chairs! Such pretty fabric, and the lines on the chairs are lovely. Great job!
    Blessings,
    Stacey

  33. Atelier de Charo
    March 6, 2010

    It's a great revamp!!! So pretty.

  34. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions
    March 6, 2010

    I. Love. These. Chairs! You did a fabulous job! Guess who bought the Sigourney chair at Pier 1 last night. Me, that's right! I would never have the patience to do what you did here. The Sigourney chair is saying adios at Pier 1 so I had to get it now and even with my designer discount it was still $317.00. I acutally have a post drafted and scheduled for this afternoon about it.

    You should be very pleased with yourself because I think yours look even better than the Pier 1 and Williams Sonoma chairs.

  35. randee
    March 6, 2010

    beckie – those are the most gorgeous chairs i have ever seen!

    i'm getting closer & closer to having the nerve to start tackling my roadkill chairs. just looking for a few extra days to do it in!

  36. Kristin Kneupper
    March 6, 2010

    Loves them! Freaking amazingness!!!!!

  37. Colleen @ MuralMaker&More
    March 6, 2010

    Okay, I'll fly out & paint airplane murals & you fly back & reupholster, well, anything in my house!
    Unbelievably cool! I love your Q&A's too. While I admire what you did, it also tells me I'll just stick to painting, thank you very much! My sewing days are long gone.
    Although I might try and find a seamstress who can't paint and likes to barter!

  38. Colleen @ MuralMaker&More
    March 6, 2010

    Okay, I'll fly out & paint airplane murals & you fly back & reupholster, well, anything in my house!
    Unbelievably cool! I love your Q&A's too. While I admire what you did, it also tells me I'll just stick to painting, thank you very much! My sewing days are long gone.
    Although I might try and find a seamstress who can't paint and likes to barter!

  39. Colleen @ MuralMaker&More
    March 6, 2010

    Okay, I'll fly out & paint airplane murals & you fly back & reupholster, well, anything in my house!
    Unbelievably cool! I love your Q&A's too. While I admire what you did, it also tells me I'll just stick to painting, thank you very much! My sewing days are long gone.
    Although I might try and find a seamstress who can't paint and likes to barter!

  40. Colleen @ MuralMaker&More
    March 6, 2010

    Okay, I'll fly out & paint airplane murals & you fly back & reupholster, well, anything in my house!
    Unbelievably cool! I love your Q&A's too. While I admire what you did, it also tells me I'll just stick to painting, thank you very much! My sewing days are long gone.
    Although I might try and find a seamstress who can't paint and likes to barter!

  41. glamourpuss
    March 6, 2010

    Beautiful!!

  42. Blog Boutique
    March 6, 2010

    Oh my gorgeous! I didn't realize you did two of them! Honestly, the ones you did LOOK BETTER than the Pier One and wherever you said that other look-a-like was from. Very nice how you are tying in the black, blue, and red. Just a thought.. what about some sort of fun bolster pillow in a red (like the curtains) to put on those chairs?

  43. Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality
    March 7, 2010

    Becky, those are just fabulous!! Go girl, I'm seriously impressed with you doing those yourself. I saw a chair at the antique mall for $15 which would be a good candidate, but I have NO MORE ROOM! Wahhhh.

  44. paisley penguin
    March 7, 2010

    Great job – love the fabric! I have been wanting to reupholster a recliner wing chair and now I think I can do it!

  45. Mandy
    March 7, 2010

    They are gorg!! I love it!! I'm so encouraged to give it a try for myself! That exact fabric would look incredible in our master b'room!! :)

  46. ChocolateAddict
    March 7, 2010

    wow – how awesome!

  47. Screaming Meme
    March 7, 2010

    I think you did great! They are gorgeous! :) I want to personally invite you to visit my blog…Screaming Meme…Hope to see you soon! Meme

  48. Larissa
    March 7, 2010

    Are you kidding me???? How awesome are those chairs. Great job!I have been wanting to learn to do that FOREVER.

    It has given me a little inspiration and courage to tackle a chair I have that is way less complicated.

    Oh I am not going to lie I would love to find someone who could walk me through in person!!!

    BUT I think your tutorial might get me started!

  49. Cami
    March 7, 2010

    Thanks for sharing this! I really could have used it 2 years ago when I recoverd my sofa. It doesn't look nearly as nice as your chairs, but it works. After I finished the sofa, I thought I have checked that project off my list of things I want to accomplish and will prorbably never do it again, but after seeing your chairs I might try again on another project. Thanks again!

  50. Hepworths
    March 7, 2010

    OMG I LOVE this! You are super talented!!!

    Allison @ http://www.houseofhepworths.com/

  51. Richella
    March 8, 2010

    Wowie Kazowie. That's about all I can say. . . otherwise I'm pretty much speechless.

    Congratulations on your gorgeous new chairs!

  52. Bonnie @ House of Grace
    March 8, 2010

    great job!!! i am your newest follower!

    Bonnie

  53. Nicole@CraftySisters-nc
    March 8, 2010

    Absolutely Gorgeous!

  54. Sara
    March 8, 2010

    AMAZING!!! what's so crazy is that i have a wing back chair i was given and am half way through redoing with the SAME exact fabric!!! I am stuck though. just found your blog and looking forward to reading and getting some advice and inspiration!!!

  55. The DIY Show Off
    March 8, 2010

    Gorgeous! Fantastic job. So inspiring. I'll be looking at upholstered chairs differently!

    :)
    Roeshel

  56. Candace@craftysisters-nc
    March 8, 2010

    Impressive! You should be proud. Upholstering is a workout! I swear I'm sore and sweating like a pig when I'm stapling the fabric on! And the fingers….so raw!

    Good choice of fabric! Beautiful!

  57. Eryn
    March 8, 2010

    Love, Love, LOVE it. LOVE. IT.

  58. Dixie Sargent Redmond
    March 8, 2010

    I'm an artist, and so are you! Beautiful transformation.

  59. SpecificallyRandom
    March 8, 2010

    They are absolutely beautiful! Kudos to you for seeing the potential in what previously looked outdated and – well – ugly!

  60. Dixie Sargent Redmond
    March 8, 2010
  61. Erica
    March 8, 2010

    The chairs look fabulous! Great job.

  62. Christine Edwards
    March 10, 2010

    Love these chairs! I would totally buy them. ;-) The fabric is perfect for my office space. I see a thrift store visit coming on.

  63. Shannon
    March 12, 2010

    those look amazing beck!

  64. Amber
    March 23, 2010

    Wow! These turned out phenomenal! I never would have known that you reupholstered them yourself if you hadn't told me. Impressive! And lovely. I adore the bold black and white print.

  65. Sonia
    March 28, 2010

    wow! i bought a cool vintage chair about a year ago with hopes of reupholstering. Well, i've chickened out…but seeing your posts…makes me want to tackle it! thanks for posting this. Gonna save it for my future project!

  66. [email protected]
    July 13, 2010

    The chairs look great and I was thinking this morning about putting chairs on either side of the window in my living room. Which of course I can't afford so I was going to do something like this. I know you posted this a while back, but today is the day I needed to see it!

  67. Rhiannon
    September 3, 2010

    love love love them! and theres two! im dying!
    did you take photos of during or have a step by step tutorial? Im tackling a reupolstry job soon

  68. Michelle Marsh
    September 24, 2010

    Wow, you did such a fabulous job! I really love the research you did, and then chose your fabric. I had to laugh out loud at your response to the question regarding your fabric on your table not working with the fabric on your chairs. That was brilliant! Thanks for sharing and maybe on the next project you could show photos for us scardy cats who are too chicken to try this on our own.

  69. Marcie
    September 27, 2010

    Low and Behold this was just what I needed to encourage me to re do some chairs I found on Craigs List. You did an amazing job and I am having a total chair crush right now.

  70. Kayerwin
    December 30, 2010

    Those are FANTASTIC!!!
    Joy

  71. Gingercake
    February 1, 2011

    HI! Great job. Just read all your posts to get me motivated! I have a chair fabric and I am going to try ripping int it today! thank you so much for the instructions

  72. Lisa
    March 8, 2011

    Oh! Emm! Gee!
    Your chairs are by far superior to WSH and P1!
    I've got my eye on a pair of chairs on craigslist and can't wait to snap them up and get started!
    Thank you, thank you, thank you for the inspiration!
    Sincerely,

    Lisa Sartwell

  73. Michelle @ Sweet Something Design
    March 10, 2011

    Great job! Pat yourselves on the back! Really amazing!

  74. Stef
    March 10, 2011

    Love the damask! The chairs are really quite striking! Nice job!

  75. Ruth H.
    March 10, 2011

    Love that damask print, Beckie. It's so dramatic!

  76. lori c
    January 4, 2012

    OOOOMG these chairs make me ho#$y!! Lurrrrrve them!! Do tell, though, what is ‘curve ease’?? And, would a good quality dental floss work for the tufting as well?

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