Source: Brittany Makes
Re-upholstery is a daily business for Americans (they are really into DIY stuff too!), but for us; let’s just say it can get a bit weird. The question often becomes “why are you re-upholstery your old stuff if we can buy them brand new?”. Transformation like so (image) can be very satisfying. Are you up for the challenge?
I am a reader of Brittany Makes ever since her navy gold and white kitchen debuted to the whole world. I have since convinced myself that not a single soul on Earth will disagree with that gorgeous kitchen. She did upholstery herself but when she finally decided to get her hoarded armchair professionally re-upholstered, her readers are just as excited.
Ta-da! The re-upholstered armchair looking happy and inviting by the fireplace. Brittany also shared her inspiration for the choice of fabric; PLAIDS! Yes, you’ve heard it right, plaids are hot right now (they are hot since fall 2015)! Cheers to her final choice because she could have gone a “safer route” by doing a plain fabric but she didn’t!
The inspiration she has (Schoolhouse Electric Jack Chair in Windowpane Plaid) cost $1,500 USD! I’m not ready for some armchair that’s gonna cost me over a thousand bucks (my budget is still well below a thousand). She now has her version of the Jack Chair by spending significantly lesser. Do you think she made the right choice?
I tried googling more on the Jack Chair and found this home; the house of Schoolhouse Electric’s founder. Instantly, I feel hysterical…about the beauty of his home. Now that I’ve seen this house, I cannot unseen it, help! Click the link above if you wanna be impressed. (You’ve been warned).
If you’re now keen on having your own Jack Chair, Schoolhouse Electric DOES ship internationally but on a case by case basis. I found an armchair similar to Brittany’s. While I do not know how much this cost (but it clearly can be bought in Singapore), what do you think if I could have this re-upholstered in plaids, huh?
Remember my mantra of a simple design goes a long way? The last thing a homeowner wants is investing money on something that look dated next year. Mid-century modern furniture are classic and timeless. If you’re interested in re-upholstering your old furniture or simply get a new look out of an existing one, end of the day it’s really about adding value to it. If I have the chance to try (speaking as a designer and a homeowner), I will definitely dabble my puny fingers on re-upholstering furniture. So is it a yay or nay for you?
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