Double Take: Before & After Cobalt Blue Chair

I know you’ve been wondering where in the world we have been for the past month. We’ve been missing more than we’ve been present lately, especially Milla! But that’s what twins are for. There is always one around to pick up the slack. Speaking of slack, we haven’t been just sitting on our behinds. I finally have a makeover to share with you all. Remember this chair? That looked like this recently, but originally looked like that thing to the right?

black white stripe chair thrift store armchair

I did love the stripes a lot. I mean I really did, but apparently my cat Breeze didn’t love it as much because he used it as a scratching post and an easier way to get into my window. And by that time I didn’t even want stripes anymore on the chair. So now for the new look.

cobalt chair and teal dresser

Yup it’s cobalt blue or royal blue whatever you want to call it. I found 4 yards of silk dupioni fabric on etsy for just $15, so that really convinced me to give it another makeover.  I stripped the black paint off the legs and added buttons too. As you can also see my walls are no longer light gray, but bright white. I love the way the cobalt blue looks next to my teal dresser, it makes for a nice color combination. I also dressed up new my dressform with most of Milla’s jewelry.

cobalt chair and teal dresser

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Posted on by Kahli Posted in Before & After Projects, DIY, Upholstery Projects

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Kahli was born one minute after Milla. She is a pinterest addict and will dedicate numerous hours to cataloging inspiration.

10 Responses to Double Take: Before & After Cobalt Blue Chair

  1. Theresa @dearcreatives

    Love kitty cats but hate when they scratch furniture. What a score on the fabric. & such a pretty blue. Love all the buttons too. We just re did a bookcase but I haven’t blogged it yet. I love your grouping too 😉

    • Kahli

      He has claimed the chair as his own. I’m trying to get him to stop sleeping in it too haha. It’s not working so far. Clear double-sided tape did work well on our sofa though.

  2. BeezRentalDesigns

    Hi Kahli, what a great job on the chair. You really scored on that silk. And I really love the color, too. I so want a dress form to go in my up coming sewing space/room; depends on whether I move to a 2bdrm. lol So glad to see you ladies again, Welcome Back! Home you’ll stop by for a visit.

    • Kahli

      You can check homegoods that’s where I purchased my dressform from. I hope we’re sticking around! I don’t know what my sis is doing lol.

  3. Redlilocks {Swoon Worthy}

    Oooh the silk looks fabulous, what a brilliant deal! Kitties can be little sh*ts sometimes, eh?! lol I loved it with the stripes but the buttons make it look so classic now, not something you’d tire of quickly!

    The combination of the blues is wonderful as well, very crisp and fresh! xxx

    • Kahli

      Yeah, I covered the chair in an a old sheet and he left it alone for the night and slept in my bed instead. I’m hoping he’s not interested in scratching up the silk but didn’t find a little knick on the side :(.

      Yeah I love the blues and the buttons. Growing up pink was my favorite color. But blue is featured all over the house and my wardrobe.

  4. Katie @ Wildwood Creek

    Love the blue silk chair, and it looks lovely next to the dresser!

  5. cassie

    wow, ladies! how fun is that!

  6. ARod

    love it looks fabulous and i like the stripes too

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