I thought it would be appropriate to kick off the Before & After feature with my first ever makeover project.
I spotted this chair on the side of the road and despite not having a house to put it in (I was still living with my parents at the time) I couldn’t leave the poor thing. It was the beginning of my love of makeovers, fabric and mid-century furniture.
The paintwork was in terrible condition, so I planned to re-coat it in white. When I was sanding it back though, I discovered the beautiful timber and quality craftsmanship. After restoring the timber, I set to work re-covering the seat with this funky Amy Butler fabric. I left the existing upholstery on there and simply added another layer of wadding and used a staple gun to attach the fabric.
Update: full instructions here
Do you have a project that sparked a new hobby, or maybe even a new career?