Wingback Chair Makeover

chair makeoverThis chair in my living room used to belong to Dave’s grandpa. We received the gift and always planned on having it reupholstered since it was several years old. But on the way to our house, this cool old chair literally fell off the truck and giving it a makeover became an even bigger priority. 

before and after chairI mean, yowza, poor chair!

Luckily I’d already found a photo inspiration (from 4 Men 1 Lady) for what I wanted to turn the chair into, check it out below.

Chair 1

I had the chair reupholstered in white (pretty dang daring when you have 3 kids!) and then did my own version of the whole drape the blanket under the cushion thing. I get so many compliments on this little set up when we have company which is especially fun since the chair was a hand-me-down, the blanket was $7 at Ikea, the big pillow is clearance form Target and the little “H” was a find on Etsy. I just love it when style is affordable, don’t you?

Follow my steps below to get the look in your own home! ~Rachel

makeover wingback chair


Green living room, wingback chair

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5 Responses to “Wingback Chair Makeover”

  1. Rachel

    Love this and have a similar Ethan Allen chair that I’ve been wanting to reupholster. What did the reupholstery cost?

  2. Erin @ Strawberry Mommycakes

    I have my great grandmother’s chair that needs to be reupholstered. Only $200?? I need to do this ASAP! I wanted a white chair with teal or yellow piping. I love the blanket idea too!

  3. Judith Kane

    The blanket thing is brilliant! WOW!!! It looks super, even for a couple of years with your gang of lovvies!

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