Making This Beauty Beautiful Again

Making This Beauty Beautiful Again

Updated: Mar 27

I found this old beauty shop chair on a FB Buy, Sell, Trade site. It was only $30 so I snapped it up. It was solid as a rock.

The vinyl had metallic flecks. It was cool, but the vinyl was really dirty and someone has spray painted the back with an obnoxious bright green color.

I ran straight to the fabric store and found a beautiful fabric. This was the most difficult upholstery job I had tackled to this point.

I removed the arms from the chairs, leaving the backrest a separate piece. I removed the seat from the legs just to make it easier to upholster.

The chrome was in really great shape. Very minimal pitting. It cleaned right up.

I love this fabric! As soon as I saw it, I knew it was perfect. I always have a stash of fabric at home, but this one was calling my name.

I have been teaching myself how to reupholster furniture. YouTube videos are great for that!


I was really happy with the way this turned out. It still has the great vintage lines, but now it has fresh padding and this gorgeous fabric. I added a tufted button on the seat back. It was in the shop less than two weeks. Boo-ya! Sold it.

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Whether my junk is from a garage sale, estate or farm auction, flea market or the side of the road, I love to find it, fix it, clean it, sell it or keep it. So come along the backroads of Indiana with Junk is My Life (me), let's find something vintage and do something cool with it! Formerly Junk Journal.