Upcycled Furniture. Giving old chairs and furniture a facelift and botox.
Upcycling is the practice of taking something that is disposable and transforming it into something of greater use and value.
All furniture is either bought or salvaged and then upcycled and revamped by me in Brooklyn, NY. You can purchase any available chairs through me directly, or here at my etsy store. All chairs are unique and one of a kind. I don't usually do pairs, unless there is a special order made. So - know that you are buying a true piece of art!
This beautiful Black and White chair IS a celebration!
I walked into a thrift store, saw two of these chairs had just been dropped off and grabbed them quicker than I could say “Mine!” I just knew that this traditional damask fabric from Tonic Living (love them!) would look absolutely perfect on these. I cleaned and painted the entire frame using Benjamin Moore Black #2132-10...and then, voila! Upcycled into a pair of beautiful chairs.
This chair just reminds me of Paris. I want to drink a glass of wine and eat some fine cheese while sitting in this chair.
And Voila.....upcycled into Magnifique!
I love toile. I love New York. And now they are together in this wallpaper from Town Toiles. I could have bought every roll of every state…but I held back.
This is one of those old, fun telephone tables that I know you had next to your sofa growing up. You know, with the rotary phone on the top level and the phone books on the lower level? Uh huh. Well…here it is revamped and upcyled for the new decade!
I went to this really cool underground party here in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It was actually a fund raiser for a Burning Man float that a friend of mine is building. So many people were dressed in Steampunk attire, that I was inspired.
I had this bench sitting around that was just begging to be done up in Steampunk style. I painted the frame in Benjamin Moore Black #2132-10, got this great black and white stripe fabric and picked up some brand new nailheads from Home Depot.
You make me HAPPY when skies are grey.
Another cute vanity chair I found. Painted it in White Enamel and reupholstered the seat in Lemon Drop upholstery fabric from Tonic Living. Upcycled happiness.
My first custom order and it was So. Much. Fun. to work on! The customer knew exactly what he wanted – bright, fun and a mix of fabrics. I sent him some photos of fabric I had in stock, he narrowed it down to these four, then I picked the paint colors (Benjamin Moore Vibrant Blush #2081-30 and Calypso Orange #2015-30) and I went on a mission to find chairs to match the fabric. I think they came out Fun and Fabulous!
Before and After of Orange Chevron chair. Fabric from Modern Cloth.
Before and After of Orange Victorian. Fabric from Brooklyn Mercantile.
Before and After.
Before and After using Waverly fabric.
Ahhh….the 50′s. Elvis and Greasers.....Such a cute and innocent era…..just like this chair!
Found this chair in such bad shape and knew it had to be saved. I found this great black and white fabric and red trim and now this chair is ready for the Sock-Hop! The chair is painted in Benjamin Moore Super White #02 enamel gloss.
Had this wonderfully fun fabric and needed a wonderfully fun chair to match..... Found it!
I painted the chair in Benjamin Moore Gravel Gray #2127-30, reupholstered the seat in this Daisy Chain fabric from Tonic Living, and it now lives happily in an editors office at GQ Magazine (along with the Mad Men Chair).
So…I love all things 60′s. The era had so much style and kitsch. Fun, whimsical, and yet polished. I picked up this old dining chair and redid it in my version of 60′s style, using Benjamin Moore Gravel Gray #2127-30. I’m happy to say that an editor at GQ Magazine bought this chair, along with the Daisy Chain chair and they now live happily together in his office. *So Swell*
From drab…….to FAB! I had this fantastic pink leopard print Waverly fabric on hand, and I knew I needed to find just the right chair. It had to be a big chair to handle this wild and crazy print. The second I saw the chair, I bought it!
I painted the frame using Benjamin Moore Vibrant Blush #2081-30 and painted the gold leaf accents in the back cutouts. Upcycled Va Va Voom!
I love, love, love me some good leopard print fabric – and this is gorgeous!
I cleaned and painted the entire frame using Liquid Gold Leaf paint and then aged it with Rub n’ Buff, and reupholstered the seat in a fun, exotic leopard print.
I took this gorgeous old Chippendale dining chair and made it into a throne fit for a Queen! (or King).
I had to fix this frame up a bit. It needed some wood filler and sanding in a number of places. I cleaned and painted the entire frame with silver leaf and then antiqued it with dark grey (Rub n’ Buff), and reupholstered the seat with a fake white fur that is soft and luxurious.
Rule the world from this throne.
I was in the mood for HOT pink. And I had this gorgeous fabric that just reminded me of hot summer garden parties from my childhood in Atlanta. I went on a mission and found the perfect chair to match the fabric. I painted the frame in Benjamin Moore Fuchsine #1343, highlighted the cutouts with Super White paint and now this chair is ready to Par-tay, girlfriend!