Gold Chair Makeover

This weekend at the Edmonton Fall Home Show I along with several other Edmonton creatives will be participating in an upcycle challenge with Habitat ReStore. We've all selected a chair from Restore to revamp and then display at the Home Show for auction for Habitat for Humanity. When I was asked to participate in this challenge with ReStore my answer was an immediate yes! Any DIY project is right up my alley but especially with my love of chairs, this one in particular was especially fun for me. 

As soon as I saw this feminine retro chair I knew this was the one for me. Armed with my chair from ReStore and a few Rustoleum goodies I had the challenge of turning this tired chair into something new. I knew that I wanted to pay homage to the Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Ansel chair so gold + (faux) fur was on my mind right from the onset of this project. 

chair before and after

I won't lie, this chair did NOT go as planned. I've re-designed and up-cycled many chairs similar to this one in the past with ease but for some reason this chair seemed to present challenge after challenge. That being said, these minor setbacks only made me think more creatively and push my comfort zone. The result is a chair that I am really pleased with (and actually want to keep for myself! haha). 

gold chair DIY
gold chair DIY

I had intended to keep the back but after a few *ahem* issues, scrapped that plan and actually used a jewelry making twine/string material to loop taut around the cross bars to create the "back". I love the finished look of contemporary meets glam. It's a little bit minimalist, a little bit whimsical and definitely me!

If you're in Edmonton and want to check it out for yourself in person (along with the other chairs) pop by the Edmonton Fall Home Show between the Oct 23-25 to see them all in person and maybe even bid on your favorite!

glam chair DIY
glam chair diy
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