Before & After: 5 Must-See Vintage Chair Makeovers – Tonic Living

Before & After: 5 Must-See Vintage Chair Makeovers

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New upholstery can completely transform a piece of furniture—especially something vintage—from dated to dazzling. Fun fact: Janine and Jon, our fearless founders, started Tonic Living as an ebay store selling vintage furniture back in the early aughts. To this day, vintage is still woven into the threads of Tonic Living (see what we did there 😏).

The addition of fresh fabric on vintage furniture creates a tension between old and new that brings so much soul to spaces. Whether it's something you picked up at an antique show or a family heirloom that needs a new look, consider how the right fabric can bring new life to a lackluster piece while preserving its history and charm. Here are five vintage chairs we dreamed up in the creative studio to get you inspired!

1. Vivien, Slate Bentwood Chair

vintage bentwood chair makeover striped fabric

Crisp and clean stripes contrasts the historic bones of these high-performance dining chairs. Four of these chairs are available for purchase in-store!

SHOP OUR VIVIEN, SLATE FABRIC

2. Austin, Putty Accent Chair

vintage accent chair makeover southwestern grey fabric

A southwestern-inspired print transformed this shapely, skirted chair into a modern masterpiece.

SHOP OUR AUSTIN, PUTTY FABRIC

3. Avalon, Bleach Scandi Bentwood Chair

vintage scandi bentwood chair makeover

This chair's blonde wood frame is complemented by a textured white stripe with a substantial weave and high-performance finish. This chair is available for purchase in-store!

SHOP OUR AVALON, BLEACH FABRIC

4. Valentina, Rosewood Victorian Side Chair

vintage victorian side chair makeover

A rosy velvet brings a lush look that's perfectly in line with this vintage stunner's ornate curves.

5. Toulouse, Onyx Bamboo Chair

vintage bamboo chair makeover with black and white striped fabric

Boho vibes abound in this beautiful bamboo chair upholstered in our popular Toulouse fabric. Two of these chairs are available for purchase in-store!

SHOP OUR TOULOUSE, ONYX FABRIC

If you'd like to reupholster a piece of furniture, purchase your fabric and contact one of our recommended trades for a quote.

Interested in any of the above chairs? Give us a call to inquire at (416) 699-9879 or visit us in-store at 36 Northline Road, Unit 6 in Toronto, Ontario.

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