Double Take: Chevron Chair Before & After

I’ve finally found the time to share the complete reveal of the chevron chair featured at our party with you all. Today was a lovely day outside so I tried something different and took the final pictures outside. For pictures of the before go here.
 When and if that tree in the background blooms, it will make picture taking outside that much lovelier. With my string of good fortune, it will only be green leaves on it. Speaking of good fortune, how many of you played the Mega Millions last week? I, Milla and some of our family members bought tickets and Milla also entered a lottery pool at work. While, a winner in Baltimore did win…it was NOT us, bummer. Anyway, back to the chair.
Here’s a full shot of the chair. Hopefully, you can’t spot too many imperfections! I will say this was one of the hardest chairs I had to upholster. It involved more sewing than I’m used to or even know how to do. My main goal was to make it look decent and I think I accomplished that. I purchased the fabric from’s called Zippy Slub in Charcoal by Premier Prints.
Now for an attempt at staging. I usually don’t stage finished project pictures, but this chair deserves a little added presence.Vintage Globe + Cute little table=Staging.
Closeup. Do you see those dents in the seat cushion?  Those belongs to our furry family member, Breeze, he was very anxious to get outside.
I managed to get two good shots of him. It was hard for him to stay focused with the birds flying about. But this is my favorite picture of him. We have one photogenic cat! If only we could bribe him into pet modeling.

He did relax for this last shot. This chair as become his favorite in the house and I have tried several times to keep him off it. I just hope he doesn’t claw it up like he did this chair.  I’ll have more on that later. I’m on the search for new fabric since I have to reupholster it all over! Side note: I am loving our new camera. It takes great pictures for a point and shoot model.


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13 Responses to Double Take: Chevron Chair Before & After

  1. cassie

    it looks FABULOUS!

    • Kahli

      Thanks Cassie! How have you been?

  2. Katie

    LOVE your new chair!! I love that chevron fabric! You did a great job! What kind of point and shoot do you have? It does take great pictures!

    • Kahli

      Thanks Katie! It’s the Sony Hx100v. We love it!

  3. Redlilocks {Swoon Worthy}

    Oh fabulous, I really do love the chair, its come out beautifully… but Breeze just looks so at home! What a great shot, definitely one for desire to inspire’s Pets on Furniture series!! xxx

    • Kahli

      Oh yes I forgot about that site! I will have to submit his pic

  4. BeezRentalDesigns

    Hi Kahli, you did a fabulous job on your chair. Your cat is so handsome, and looks like he owns that chair! lol
    I still haven’t acquired a sewing machine, so my upholstery jobs are on hold for now. : ( I am making progress on my bedroom makeover though. I actually cut a desk in half to re-purpose it, post is up. I’d love for you to link up your chair at my Frugal Treasures Tuesday party! So happy you ladies are back. : )

    • Kahli

      Thanks Ms. Lady! I completely forgot to link up last week. I’ll definitely do that today. We’re also working on each of our bedrooms! We have built beds from scratch with the help of Milla’s boyfriend of course.

      • BeezRentalDesigns

        Making your beds; awesome! Can’t wait to see the finished projects. I’m finally heading toward the completion of my bedroom makeover. Hopefully by this weekend I’ll be able to say “Finished!” lol Looking forward to see what you link to the Frugal Treasures Tuesday party.
        By the way, did you ever get to see the post where I featured your blog? Its a post from February: ‘Are You Living in the Meantime or Making it Homey?’ If not you can find it in my archives on the left side bar. : )

        • Kahli

          I’ll head over there to see. And yes I did see the post. Your blog wouldn’t allow me to leave a comment for some reason. It was odd lol. We need to find fabric for the beds first.

  5. Brenna rushing

    Hi! I love, love, love this chair! Will you be reupholstering anymore just like it? If so, I am very interested in buying it! Please email me ( with more details.


    • Kahli

      Hey Brenna I don’t know if you ever received my email, but I haven’t started upholstering the other chair yet. In fact I haven’t even brought fabric for it.

  6. Jennifer @ Decorated Chaos

    Love that chevron chair!

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