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This reupholstery magic will have you hunting for garbage furniture

It’s been a while since we had some good DIY before and afters from our readers. And then, boom! Offbeat Homie Heather, aka. TheCathedra, uploaded some of her handy reupholstery work to our Flickr page, and… well… WOW. These before and afters are going to have you eyeing every piece of cast-away furniture for their potential.

From EW to OOH LA LA!: Bishop’s chair makeover

Another week, another amazing chair makeover. What is with you talented guys!? Though, I will say that I think this chair makeover wins the Offbeat Home “zombie award” for bringing such an old, broken, ugly chair back from the dead with SUCH amazing style!

Craigslist chair makeover (kitty-approved!)

Kristen took a $40 pair of Craigslist chairs that had CLEARLY seen better days and gave them a painted, glazed, and upholstered makeover that is so chic I couldn’t believe it. Even MORE unbelievable — this was her first attempt at DIY re-upholstery! It’s Home AND kitty approved for sure.

A photo guide on reupholstering metal-framed chairs

I redid our uggo old taupe dining room chairs, and found it surprisingly easy. It only took a few materials, and using new padding, a staple gun, and jersey knit fabric, I have totally like-new chairs!

Where can I get truly bad-ass fabric for home projects?

I’ve been super inspired by some of the DIY projects on Offbeat Home, but I have no idea where to get fabric that would make my home decor crafts really fucking awesome. When I go to Michaels or other big box fabric stores, it seems like I can never find anything that excites me.

Any suggestions for great online sources for bad-ass fabric?