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Reupholstered Striped Chair Before and After

Now that we are doing my daughter’s big girl room (reveal soon!), I wanted to give you a sneak peek at the little chair we are going to be putting in her little “reading nook.”  I love this striped Cabbages and Roses fabric.  The next time we go visit my hubby’s relative’s I would love  to go into the actual Cabbages & Rose’s store. It’s so beautiful and serene looking on-line.   The pattern is called Bunty Stripe. It’s a beautiful variegated navy blue stripe on grey linen. *sigh* I love linen.  It’s perfect for a reupholstered striped chair before and after.


Small child chair with leopard fabric

Remember the before pic? It was a cute, little chair, it just didn’t go with anything in my house, least of all the idea I have brewing for my daughter’s room. I painted the wood white. I wasn’t sure if I was going to at first, but then I knew that it would make the pattern pop.  I think it turned out so cute!
chair after recovering with striped fabric
Whether to line up the stripes or not was my big dilemma… I decided that since I wasn’t exactly an expert upholsterer; that I wouldn’t worry about trying to make them match exactly. It looks so pretty it doesn’t matter any way.
Chair recovered in striped fabric
I edged it in  a lightly frayed grey woven trim.  I think it looks  a bit less formal than regular trim, and am so happy with how it turned out! I can’t wait to finish the rest of the room to show you how the chair looks in it!
Chair recovered in striped linen fabric
I’m really excited to put this in the kids rooms and have spot for them to read books. You can see the final room reveal here.

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  1. Hi Jenn:
    I love your chair makeover. It’s going to be beautiful in your daughter’s room. (Can’t wait for the big reveal!)

    Thanks for the Cabbage & Roses info, too. I’ll be looking for its debut in our LQS.

    Happy Days,

  2. Love the chair now, Jen! It looks so great. Can’t wait to see it in your daughter’s room 🙂
    What great news about C & R!! Yay finally 🙂
    Becky C

  3. I love your gorgeous chair and the fabulous fabric! I hope Cabbage and Roses can also come to Canada, but in the meantime, I have lots of family and friends in the UK who I can bug to buy for me!
    I was also thinking that, if it were my chair, I *might* grab a rag, with a teeny dab of silver paint and just lightly drag it over the white….just an idea, it’s gorgeous as is 😉

  4. What a transformation!! I rather like that the stripes don’t match up. Makes the chair more casual, more fun and perfect for a growing up young lady!

  5. Chair is beautiful, love the trim you used. What a transformation! Can’t wait to see the “big girl” room revealed. Take care sweetie……..

  6. I love the chair makeover..It will look beautiful in your daughter’s room..Can’t wait to see if ya incorporate any other blue in the room..

  7. I love it! And I wanted to tell you I am really getting alot of compliments on the shirt I purchased from you when your line came out! Loving it

  8. LOve the way the chair turned out…simply darling. And Cabbages and Roses here…way cool. Now if we could only get Green Gate. 🙂


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