Before and Afters!

We hope you never tire of another installment of Before and After – that’s why we’re here! Satisfy your urge to see a piece of furniture, like a lowly caterpillar beautifully and miraculously and physically change into a stunning and vibrant monarch butterfly. Witness the revelations…!

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Our client's antique child's scale slipper chair.

Above is one that we all fell in love with. It’s adorable size (an overall height of about 2 1/2 to 3 feet) combined with its inherent intention for our young people of the world – we were smitten. And it just got better! The family (parents are professionals in design) chose a sweet and timeless canvas print from Hable Construction. (Pattern is “checker” in color cherry.) See it – love it!

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Slipper chair after - skirt off, tight seat, tight back, updated for another epoch. A streamlined and less bulky approach to the construction totally updates this piece.

We had a fun time with this next one – another antique from way back when, Art Deco or just after. The client chose a fabric that resembled the original, a tightly woven chenille that had a slight raised wave allover – think brainy coral, or brains!

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Before shot of the sweet antique. Poor thing. Cushion was hard as a rock!

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After - same styling to stay true to the original. This one reminds me of lacquered or plaster walls, lots of birds eye maple veneer, Deco lines, a cigar and a scotch! Smoky evenings in this chair in the movie in my head!

You all got a peek of this sofa in the previous post. A hip fun client of ours snatched up a salvaged sofa that Amanda picked; the client chose a killer fan print to cover. What a great fabric pick: neutral while having graphic visual interest. Seems this fabric could work with any color you pleased – very versatile!

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A retail sofa in need.

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Dang! A renewal indeed! Like a new suit for this guy! Can I point out my arduous and laborous cushion pattern matching that took me a fair amount of brainwork and math? Thanks. I know. It's wonderful. Please, you're embarrassing me! Stop!

This next one was a perfectly lovely piece – a new construction that you may pick up from a nice manufacturer that comes slipcovered. Nothing wrong with it – but the client just needed more pizzazz.

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New slipcovered piece of furniture that needs some umph!

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Underneath the slipcover.

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Pow! It rocks and swivels too!

Another client project was “French” inspired. The frame was oak-ey, the fabric an iridescent ‘peacock’ type hue. Refinished in lacquer black, with diamond embossed leather and gold nail head trim. What a metamorphosis!

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Battered and threadbare before.

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Lacquered and luscious after!

Hey folks – spring is nigh. Let your butterflies fly, your phoenix rise, your babies be born! We would be happy to be your agents of marvelous change. Call us! See you soon!