Making over a vintage chair is a lot easier than you might think. In a recent shopping trip to midcenturyLA, I found three chairs perfect for my latest design project – minus the Three’s Company-esq floral print. At first glance I knew the proportions and the airiness of the chairs would work with the modern Italian sofa we had already purchased.
All the chairs would need new upholstry and the lounger’s metal base and ottoman base would need a new coat of paint – a process known as powder coating. For the upholstery, I choose a period fabric, a gray boucle, that would maintain the integrity of the chair. And for the two smaller chairs a cream leather. I also chose to leave the vintage wood bases untouched. Often for a vintage piece it’s the imperfections that make them cool. Here are my before and afters.