In case you missed the news on Instagram or TikTok, I finally reupholstered my dining chairs. Yup, you heard that right, the blushing beauties are no longer pink. Today the vintage brass cantilever chairs by Pierre Cardin are now a mossy green, and I couldn’t be more pleased. Ultrasuede reached out asking if I’d like to work with them and of course I leaped at the chance, but it wasn’t without hesitation and a smidge of nervousness. If you remember the purple pig incident, then you know I’ve broken my dining room decor more than a couple of times. It’s also the first room I designed in this house and besides the One Room Challenge room makeover I just wrapped, it’s my favorite room.
CHANDELIER FOUND HERE AND PRESENTLY ON SALE!
For over 4 years, I’ve been threatening to reupholster the dining chairs. When I purchased them online, the seller did not disclose the massive amounts of staining to the pink fabric. Ugh, what a disappointment after receiving them. Thankfully they photographed well, and unless you saw them in person, you were none the wiser. On the other hand, hosting a dinner party was a bit embarrassing. “What do you think it is?” was usually part of the conversation.
I took a few polls on Instagram and the color suggestions were all over the board. Some wanted to see a wild print, others navy or emerald. Keep the pink was definitely voiced more than once. Gold, yellow, red, fuchsia, chartreuse, peacock blue, and more. In my head, I was pretty set on deep hunter green. The pink was pretty, but the green would add a bit more sophistication.
BAR CART FOUND HERE AND IS ON SALE FOR $69.00
I called up Andrew and asked him to pencil me in. He’s is my go-to upholstery guy, located in Fox River Grove, IL because I know nothing about how to reupholster a chair myself. Search up AD Specialty Sewing on Google, and you’ll find him. As soon as the fabric arrived, I hauled the pink chairs over…cuz I’m insane and took on yet another project during COVID, closing the shop and ripping out my home office and gym. I mean, why not, am I right?
Here is a few progress report snaps that Andrew, the reupholster, sent me.
Masked up, Andrew and I unloaded the chairs and unrolled the fabric. After paying, I bid my chairs adieu and left hoping I made the right choice. About 3 weeks later, my phone buzzed. It was Andrew and he sent me a photo of 1 green chair. Hello Mr. Greenie! You’re a pretty thang!
After hauling them back to the house, I was so excited to share the new look online…but couldn’t. No one knew I had reupholstered the dining chairs except Ultrasuede. Not sharing them immediately killed me, so I spilled the beans a bit early on TikTok…OMG, that post went viral and I was like SHHHHHHHHHH, stop watching this. No one is supposed to know. Srsly, over 550,000 views on that 15-second video. The secret about the greenies was spreading like wildfire.
Anyhoo, this is how they turned out, and I’m absolutely over the moon with them. The pink was cute, but the green gave the dining room an elevated look. The decor is definitely more sophisticated and formal, but it still kept that cozy look and feel. And now of course I’m ready to reupholster something new…wandering about the house looking for my next victim. Have you reupholstered furniture? Were you nervous about the change? And hands up if you want to learn how to reupholster a chair yourself? I know I do!