Before and After | Chairs Get a Makeover

chair-makeover_beforeBefore – Photo property of Corea Sotropa Interior Design

We’ve finally finished the design and installation of the project we’ve been working on for Highbanks Society! A year ago we began the interior design for this non-profit agency that provides affordable housing and a sense of community to young moms looking to finish their schooling and begin a career.  In September of last year I posted our conceptual design for the kitchen and lounge space that my Calgary interior design team created for Highbanks. After some stalls due to construction complications the project is finally complete and ready to be used by the residents and staff! I am so excited for Highbanks, and have some photos to share with you soon of the remainder of the project. But in the meantime, take a look at the office guest chairs!

chair-makeover_afterInterior design by Corea Sotropa Interior Design

Wow! I’m still in awe of how great these chairs that we brought for $50 turned out! We had the frames painted white and used a perky coral print from  Quadrille for the upholstery. Quite the dramatic transformation!

Stay tuned for more photos of the project and special thanks to all the great suppliers and tradespeople who made this project possible.



14 Comments on Before and After | Chairs Get a Makeover

  1. Danielle Hardy
    August 19, 2011 at 3:38 pm (8 years ago)

    THIS IS AMAZING!!! talk about Pop of color!! love!

  2. yvonne
    August 19, 2011 at 4:13 pm (8 years ago)

    Absolutely Gorgeous!!!

  3. barbara@hodge:podge
    August 19, 2011 at 4:28 pm (8 years ago)

    holy smokes. those chairs are fantastic!

  4. admin
    August 19, 2011 at 4:35 pm (8 years ago)

    Thanks Danielle. I’m so happy with them, and that cheerful coral has put a perm-a-grin on my face!

  5. admin
    August 19, 2011 at 4:36 pm (8 years ago)

    Hi Yvonne – it’s amazing how a coat of paint and modern fabric can make a shabby pair of chairs come to life! Thanks so much for the comment!

  6. admin
    August 19, 2011 at 4:36 pm (8 years ago)

    Barbara – thanks so much for stopping in & commenting on the chairs. I’m still amazed at the transformation myself!

  7. Ashley
    August 19, 2011 at 5:23 pm (8 years ago)

    OMG I LOVE THEM!!!!!! Holy cow. So amazing.

  8. admin
    August 19, 2011 at 8:55 pm (8 years ago)

    Ashley – I know they turned out better than I imagined! So happy with the Quadrille!

  9. Siobhan
    August 20, 2011 at 2:39 pm (8 years ago)

    The chairs are stunning, as is the wallpaper! May I say, what a gracious act by your firm to undertake this worthy project.

  10. admin
    August 20, 2011 at 2:59 pm (8 years ago)

    Hi Siobhan – Thanks so much. It feels really good to be able to give back to such a worthy cause as this.

  11. wendy
    August 20, 2011 at 5:29 pm (8 years ago)

    Just stunning, I love them. Fantastic job. What is the wallpaper? It is awesome as well.

  12. admin
    August 20, 2011 at 9:23 pm (8 years ago)

    The wallpaper is from Crown Fabric and Wallcoverings. The navy blue trellis pattern looks great with the coral print, doesn’t it? Thanks so much for your very kind comments!

  13. megan ryder
    November 14, 2012 at 9:35 am (7 years ago)

    I love the wallpaper. Where can I find it?

  14. admin
    November 14, 2012 at 9:49 am (7 years ago)

    Thanks Megan! It’s through a distributer named Crown which is available through interior designers.

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