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!
I walked into the store and stopped Dead. In. My. Tracks when I saw this beauty. I mean, it's gorgeous, it's magnificent, you can rule an entire kingdom perched atop this chair. I cleaned and painted the frame in Benjamin Moore Black #2132-10, and upholstered the seat and back in a discontinued damask fabric from Tonic Living. Upcycled Royalty.
We all love the Queen and we all love to celebrate her! I really wish I was born British...I just love the accents and the tea and crumpets. I stumbled upon the perfect chair in which to honor all things English! I cleaned and painted the frame in a Silver Acrylic and found the Union Jack fabric on www.spoonflower.com. What better way to celebrate the Queens Diamond Jubilee!
I loved the design and thought that it just needs to be red. So….I painted the frame with Benjamin Moore Chili Pepper #2004-20, re-upholstered the seat in a cute black/cream vintage-looking pattern and Voila! It was bought and featured on the decorating website Living in a Nutshell.
I had been wanting to do an Asian (Chinoiserie) inspired chair. I love anything zen and feng shui. When I saw this chair, I just knew it was "the one". I had this beautiful Scalamandre fabric that fit perfectly. I painted the frame in Benjamin Moore Covington Blue #HC-138 and highlighted the back detailing with dry brushed liquid gold leaf.
Even though I live in bustling NYC, I have a love of the mountains and cowboys. I found a set of these chairs, the perfect embossed, leather-inspired fabric, and now this is a tall, dark, sexy chair - just like a cowboy! I painted the frame in Benjamin Moore Black #2132-10 and finally got to use some old nailheads I had lying around.
I saw this chair and fell in love. Instantly. It's Regal. It's Royal. It's Sophisticated. And its Gorgeous. The chair frame is very old and very heavy, in beautiful condition. I painted the frame in Benjamin Moore Black (#2132-10) and covered the seat in fake Black Mink fur. *Swoon*
This chair is sexy, and she knows it! I saw this fabric in a local NY store and had to get it. Love that it's edgy and bursting with color! Then I found this beautiful traditional chair and what better juxtaposition than hot pink silk with high gloss black paint! I painted the chair in Benjamin Moore Black #2132-10 and added a 2" cushion to the seat before upholstering the new seat.
I just love Chevron print. It's so happy and busy and makes me want to get to work. (Making this a perfect desk chair). I painted the chair in Benjamin Moore Coventry Grey #HC-169 and upholstered the seat with grey and white Chevron print fabric from Moderncloth on etsy.com. It was my first time using a Krylon triple thick glaze spray and I loved the finish it gave. Very smooth and shiny.
So this Ikat is all the rage and the newest trend right now. I really didn't know what it was until I started looking around at fabrics and realized how amazing the patterns can be! I found this really intricate navy and cream color handwoven beautiful fabric. Looks like it came straight from Indonesia. I had also been wanting to do a blue chair...so perfect combo. I then spotted this chair and thought the back even resembled an Ikat pattern! Bam! Bought it on the spot and it sold in less than a week. I painted the frame in Benjamin Moore Old Navy #2063-10.
Polka dots are just one of those patterns that makes me happy. No matter what color or shape they are - they are just happy. I'm loving this color, Coventry Gray by Benjamin Moore #HC-169 (also a Pottery Barn color). Imagine my surprise when I came across this chair that looked like it had polka dots cut out in the back! What a happy chair with happy fabric.
I just LOVE orange! It's so Yummy, Refreshing, and Fun!
I had this orange and white Greek key fabric and was looking for the right piece to use it on. I walked in the store and saw this beautiful, scalloped, large ottoman with great bones that needed some love. So, I sanded the legs down and painted them in Benjamin Moore Black #2132-10 and covered the top with the fabric, along with adding black trim and vintage nailheads. (I kept the original springs in the seat).
This ottoman is perfect in front of a sofa, used as an accent piece in a room, or as a footstool by a chair. It's a perfect statement for any style decorating - Vintage, Retro, or Modern!
I spotted this strong, rich, and handsome ladder back chair - so I snatched it right up. I brought it home, and realized I had the perfect fabric to fit the mod, sexy style of this chair. I painted the chair in Benjamin Moore Gravel Gray #2127-30 and upholstered the seat in a swell 60's pattern cotton fabric.
So I started feeling a little rock n' roll and found this great houndstooth print fabric on www.spoonflower.com. Then the mission began to find the perfect chair. I wasn't too sure this was a great match (thought the chair was too cute for the fabric), but when I put the two together and realized the pattern on the back of the chair was practically houndstooth - a classic, modern, rock 'n roll chair was born!
Dreamcatcher...Dreamcatcher.....Make my dream come true......I have a big dreamcatcher in my work studio and I look at it all the time. I found this fabric on spoonflower.com and was lifted off my feet with inspiration. Then I found the chair with the twisted back and I just new I had a dreamcatcher chair. I painted the chair in Benjamin Moore Onyx #2133-10.
I'm loving this Ikat pattern trend...and I love purple. (It is the color of Royalty, don't you know...) So I found this exotic chair to match this exotic fabric and painted it in Benjamin Moore Black Raspberry #2072-20 and upholstered the seat in this great Waverly fabric. I can sit in this chair and imagine myself in far away lands.....
I was just feeling groovy. And so.....the inspiration for this chair. I painted the frame in Benjamin Moore Black Raspberry #2072-20 and upholstered the seat with a royal purple Waverly fabric.
I upholstered this Gorgeous, Fabulous chair in a black and white fabric titled "New York, Line by Line - Night".
"New York Line by Line - Night" is a fabric design based on drawings from the book "New York Line by Line" by Robinson. Robinson recorded the city in meticulous line drawings in the 1960's, but the images are timeless, just like the beauty of this chair.
I cleaned and painted the entire chair frame using Benjamin Moore paint in Chili Pepper (#2004-20).
New York, New York. Sleek, Stylish, and Industrial.
This chair is upholstered in "New York Line by Line" fabric. "New York Line by Line" is a book of line drawings of New York. The artist, Robinson, recorded the city in meticulous line drawings in the 1960's. Whether you are a native New Yorker or just love New York, you will be captivated by these detailed drawings of this great city.
Note the chair design looks like a tall, graceful skyscraper!