Last year was a great year for pre-loved furniture finds. I picked up these two retro solid wood dining chairs on ebay for a fiver. Aside from looking like they previously resided in Boredomsville, they’re in great condition. A lick of paint and new upholstery will make the world of difference, I think.
When I spot furniture to upcycle, I can often quickly see what the finished piece will look like in my mind’s eye. With these dining chairs, I haven’t a clue. Lucky for me that the internet is awash with inspiration.
Top marks here for a statement colour combo:
Then there’s the slightly batty:
The ones that don’t match:
Inspired by pop art:
At the extreme end of the scale, I’m even toying with the idea of making two chairs into one stylish bench.
And if I ever come across a chair that has truly had its day, this is gonna happen to it:
I’m all ears for new ideas. Please send me more design inspiration in the comments below. The makeover for these chairs will be kicking off NEXT WEEK.