Before & After: Inspired Reading Chair Makeover

Before & After: Inspired Reading Chair Makeover

Colleen Quinn
Aug 31, 2011

Inspired by NicoleMari's reading chair makeover, Rachelle decided the time had come to make some changes to the reading chair passed down from her parents when she was young and furniture-free. Since she still loved the comfort and scale of this chair, changing out the fabric to bring it up to date was the ideal (though challenging) solution. Though she originally planned to reupholster the chair, in the end she opted to make a custom slipcover instead.

Rachelle found her Dwell fabric online at a discount, and used sheets from Goodwill to create her pattern before cutting into her designer fabric. A lot of patience and tweaking helped Rachelle give a family favorite a new lease on life. The end result is a fabulous custom slipcover that helps bring this vintage chair into the modern era.

For more details of Rachelle's quest for the perfect fabric, check out her post Another Chair Reupholster. For a step-by-step tutorial on how she created her custom slipcover, check out her Slipcover How To.

Image: Photos by Rachelle Falcon at Adventures in Creating.

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