Love the paisley floral pillow.

Velvet Chair

In the spotlight this week is a beautiful velvet chair, worthy of its own post. A few months ago, my husband asked me what I wanted for my birthday. Instead of asking for a weekend get-a-way or jewelry, I said I wanted to have a chair recovered. Maybe I was thinking too much like a blogger at the time, but the chair I had in mind really needed a makeover. Once you see the before and after photos, I know you will agree.

From the moment I considered reupholstering the chair, I envisioned it in velvet. That may sound really luxurious but velvet is known for its durability. I’ve often heard it described as bullet-proof fabric. Velvet is also a classic that can be dressed up or down, and never seems to go out of style.

Beautiful chair covered in velvet.

 

Now for the dreaded before photo. The fabric has seen better days but the overall condition of the chair is in great shape.

 

Before photo needing a serious makeover.

 

If you are trying to make up your mind on whether to reupholster a piece of furniture, you might want to consider the following.

  • Cost
  • Style
  • Comfort
  • Construction
  • Versatility

Would the cost of having the chair reupholstered be less than purchasing a new chair? This was a big determining factor for me, and yes it was a lot less expensive to have it reupholstered than to buy it new.

 

Comfortable chair for snuggling.

 

Does the style of the chair still compliment your decor? Even though I purchased the chair ten years ago, it has a classic style that blends in with the other furnishings of the room.

 

Mixed decor with slip covered furniture.

 

Is the chair comfortable?  I love to curl up in this chair to read, but it’s also just as comfortable for other members of the family. If you have a chair everyone fights over, it’s a keeper!

 

The perfect cream throw for texture.

 

Is the construction of the frame well-made? I was familiar with the manufacturer of the chair when I purchased it, so I knew it was a piece that would last for many years.

Is the chair versatile enough to be used in other spaces? Versatility is what I would consider a bonus feature.  When purchasing or reupholstering a chair think about the different spaces it can be used, such as a bedroom, reading nook, entry or home office.

 

Love the paisley floral pillow.

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Adding an element of velvet to a room is so inviting.

Thank you so much for stopping by and letting me share my velvet chair with you.

Cheers!

 

SOURCE LIST: (contains affiliate links)

Lumbar pillow – Pottery Barn

Throw -Basketweave throws in solid colors are still available at West Elm

Velvet Chair – Calico Corners

Lamps – The brass finish is still available at Pottery Barn

Sofa – Ethan Allen

Glass Hurricane Vase – Target

 

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7 thoughts on “Velvet Chair

  1. Dee Ferrara says:

    A Great Idea Michelle!!!
    Thank you for sharing…
    Velvet is the new Hot look in decor. I too, have a chair, it is plaid(2006ish) and I have not known what to do with it. It was very expensive when new. It is a large chair like yours. I have been trying to have my other half take it up to the GA house, and he seems to not be excited about doing that, LOL, so this may be a solution!
    Thank you,
    Your friend on Amelia Island Florida,
    Dee Ferrara
    Amelia Island Vacation Rentals and management Services, LLC
    904-583-1220
    AmeliaIslandDee@Gmail.com

    • Michelle Meyer says:

      Hello Dee, so happy you like the post. Sounds like you have a chair that’s a keeper too. If you have it recovered I would love to hear how it turns out. Have a great weekend!

      • Dee Ferrara says:

        Thank you! I hope I can. Recovering here on Amelia can be pricey! Any suggestions on service providers would be appreciated.
        You too, make it awesome, I’ll bet the weather is grand where you are and the leaves have begun to change!
        Take care,
        Dee

        • Michelle Meyer says:

          Dee, you may have to widen your search to Jacksonville. If I find someone to recommend I’ll let you know. 🙂

        • Dee Ferrara says:

          Yes, you are right! LOL. Sure if you do, let me know, it is nice to find good quality work at a fair and reasonable price. I have often wanted to explore learning how to do this, but Lordy! when would I have time? LOL! However, it does peak my interest!

          Thank you so much for your feedback!
          Dee

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