The Dirty Dozen: Diamond-in-the-Rough Round Up
The world is chockablock full of amazing pieces awaiting another chance to shine. We've pulled together a dozen of our most recent favorites - their lines are superb and their prices are unbelievable. Here's our take on one way to revitalize each piece…and where to find these gems!
Reupholster a Mid Century Modern Bench
Standard issue goes ethno-chic
Upholster in vibrant native pattern
Etsy find in SF - $750
Restoring Hollywood Regency Dining Chairs
Withered beauties - just need a fresh coat of lacquer, a little love in the saggy areas, new threads and voila!
Upholster in Chinoisserie print - replace cane backs with upholstery
Lacquer frames in high gloss
Craigslist find in SF - wait for it...$10
Reupholstering 1960s Channel-back Club Chairs
We're a shell of our former self..revive us, please!
Upholster in sumptuous pastel velvet
Local Etsy find in SF - $750
Lacquering Vintage Nightstands
When your figure is this good you kinda have to show it off in leather
Inlay a (faux) skin/hide on drawer and door fronts
Lacquer body in soft neutral
Etsy find in SF - $650
Restoring Bergère Chairs
French milk maid today - Parisian chic tomorrow
Modernize with black and white graphic upholstery fabric
Lacquer frames black
Etsy find in LA - $345
Reupholstering Leather Mid Century Teak Arm Chairs
James Dean to James Franco
Keep the classic teak finish
Upholster in timeless masculine fabric and lose the tufting
Craigslist find in SF - $175
Restoring 1920s Mahogany Chairs
Heirlooms with power-potential to take on a totally 21st century look
Strip to raw mahogany
Upholster with large scale pattern
Chairish find in SF - $345
Reupholster Milo Baughman Style Chrome Dining Chairs
What's more amazing - the lines on these chairs or the price!? PLEASE someone buy these now!
Upholster in couture faux reptile - loose the tufting
Craigslist find in SF - set of 6 chairs $599
Upholstering an Antique Full-size Head Board
Ready to see some youthful ac-tion.
Upholster head and foot board in fresh patterned fabric
Leave frame exposed
MoveLoot find - $149
Reupholstering a Milo Baughman Recliner
This ain't no Archie Bunker recliner!
Go super lux with an Alpaca or plush mohair fabric
Design Plus Consignment Gallery in SF - $1099
Lacquering a Pair of Vintage Nightstands
What's the point to a plinth base unless you're going to really sass it up? It's like wearing penny loafers with a heel.
Wrap base in polished brass/nickel
Lacquer body in deep jewel tone
Etsy find in SF - $650
Refinishing a Mid Century Modern Walnut Dresser
What can we say, sometimes it's hard to improve upon a classic
Just needs an all over refinishing
Craigslist find in SF - $220
Whether it's one of these fabulous finds or a piece you already own, revitalization is a snap with Revitaliste. Want to upholster your vintage chair or lacquer your mid century coffee table?