{Before & After} Anna Bulbrook’s Reupholstered Chairs

by Anh-Minh on December 4, 2012

Did you catch the home of Anna Bulbrook of The Airborne Toxic Event in Issue No. 9? While shooting her apartment, we were especially drawn to the chairs that occupied her balcony. But when we first scouted her place for the magazine, they looked very different; they were in their original state, with taped-up yellow upholstery that had seen much better days. It’s amazing what new fabric and some braided trim can do!

“As an East Coaster who moved to Los Angeles by way of Colorado, I loved the outrageous Western cowboys in the context of a waspy toile,” says Anna of her textile choice, which was purchased from Michael Levine Upholstery. The chairs were a street find, given to Anna by friend and L.A. interior designer Kathryn McCullough. The table was a budget-friendly DIY project: the base is from Silverlake Architectectural Salvage, while the top was built with scrap Douglas Fir floorboards from Home Depot.

The Before {Photo by Laure Joliet}

Anna + The After {Photos by Emily Johnston Anderson}

P.S. If you’re looking for a copy of Issue No. 9, most of our stockists still have copies available!

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