Upcycling of chairs

Breathing air into chairs from a flea market


Project Outline

I upcycled these chairs during a weekend, autumn 2015. 

Personal Project

I enjoy spending my weekends on personal projects, such as upcycling furniture. This particular weekend I picked up two tired looking chairs from a local flea market, and proceeded to sand them down, paint/oil, re-upholster and stretched new fabric on the seating. Both chairs were completed in the course of a weekend.


Planning and Prepping

The chairs were sanded down by hand.

As I were sanding down the chair with the full backrest, I realised that the wood had a really nice structure. After doing some quick colour alternations in photoshop, I decided to keep the backrest exposed and paint the legs white.



Chair | One



Chair | two