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Romeo's Chair Re-deux

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Drab to Fab Furniture Upcycling taught by Ann Marie Auricchio

Transform yard-sale finds into items that showcase your style! This class teaches techniques to unearth and fix up those hidden gems.

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Gardening
Type Home Decor
Style Whimsical, Retro / Vintage
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What materials did you use? Milk Paint (Snow White) Acrylic Mat Medium (substitute for Milk Pain ultra bond) Sandpaper Furniture Wax Upholstery Fabric & Supplies

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What are you most proud of? This was my first upholstery project. I think I did a pretty good job (did not want to pay the high cost of the work here in Geneva, Switzerland).

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Go slow, and don't be in a hurry (prevents making too many mistakes). If it is your first time doing a type of project, don't be afraid to 'do-over' by ripping out stitches and removing your new paint if needed. Make sure you have the proper tools! While it is NOT economical to get furniture re-upholstered here in Geneva, Switzerland (they wanted five thousand dollars to recover these chairs), if you are anywhere else it is probably worth it to have someone else do it for you!

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02/16/2013 Flag

wow! Just wow!

09/27/2013 Flag

Awesome! Kudos for courage! You took on an ambitious project and your results are more than inspiring. I am very impressed and wondering now if I could do such a job as this.

03/17/2014 Flag

wow, love your chair! I am an American in Brittany, FR, and I understand the prices in Europe when you say expensive for someone else to re-upholster for you! Where did you learn the upholstery portion of the chair? I have a love seat with curved wood like this that needs a new look like yours!

03/18/2014 Flag

absolutely gorgeous!

06/17/2014 Flag