Before & After:: Jaime’s Wingback Chairs

Last Updated on December 28, 2015 by Kristi Linauer

When I initially saw this chair makeover by Jaime over at That’s My Letter, my thought was, ‘Oh, that’s nice.

But then I looked closer, and realized that this was no ordinary chair makeover. There was something special about this one–a detail like no other I had seen before. Let me show you.

She started out with two chairs like this…

And turned them into two chairs like this…

Pretty, right? I love the fact that she covered them with canvas drop cloths. And I love that she was able to do both of them for $33!!

But do you see what makes these chairs so special? So unique? So unlike any others? Come in a little closer and take a look…

It’s all of that beautiful trim…that she pleated herselfout of strips cut from a bedsheet!!!

I’ve done some pretty tedious projects before, but this just amazes me!!  I can’t even imagine doing all of those tiny little pleats, but I’d definitely say that the end result was WELL worth the effort!!

Hop on over to That’s My Letter to see more pictures, including several “during” pictures so you can get a better idea of the process that Jaime used to transform these chairs.

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    Mr. Goodwill Hunting
    January 25, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    This was certainly a great make over.

    Mr. Goodwill Hunting

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    January 25, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    Thanks Kristi, such a great surprise seeing myself featured! Love your blog and now I'm following.

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    Kristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating
    January 25, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    You're welcome, Jaime. 🙂 I absolutely LOVE what you did with these chairs!!!

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    Double Glazing Gloucester
    January 28, 2011 at 10:32 am

    She's very creative! Persons like her is very admirable. I think this chair would look better if she chose another lively color for it but it really good. Keep it up!