Glider Chair Before and After

A few years ago, my parents gave me a glider chair that they bought in the mid 1980s.  The fabric on the cushions is outdated and I really wanted to modernize the chair a bit so it matched the rest of my decor.  I was hoping to simply buy new cushions, but I couldn’t find any in the right dimensions.  So I decided just to sew new fabric directly on top of the old.  That way, I would still have the original cushions and I could restore them to their original glory if I ever wanted to, just by taking off the new fabric on top.  Here’s the chair before:

The original fabric
The original fabric
The original fabric
The original fabric

And here it is now:

The new fabric
The new fabric
The new fabric
The new fabric

IMG_4450I chose this fabric because I didn’t want it to look too drastically different.  And I also wanted to avoid choosing something that was too loud or busy that I might tire of quickly. In my next post, I’ll show you how I did this (though, I didn’t really go in with a plan, but instead just figured it out as I went).

Before_After

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. jessmittens says:

    Looks good! A simple change but effective.

  2. pattyabr says:

    I have the same chair I just got the slats underneath replaced at a furniture repair store both fabrics are nice actually great post

    1. So neat! Our chair is from a place called Tell City Chair Co. in Indiana.

      1. pattyabr says:

        Yes mine as well is Tell City. They are twins!
        Tell City only makes a few choices pieces of furniture now. Most pieces are found through antique dealers or EBay

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