DIY: Make Them Modern

Pull Grandma’s hand-me-downs out of the attic and update them for the 21st century with these how-tos from HGTV Magazine.

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After: Jazzed-Up Desk Chair

The chair was re-covered in a lime-green geometric-print cotton with navy linen trim. The upholsterer also swapped out the wood legs for a base on casters. Fabric: Shakes Artist Green Contemporary Fabric by Premiere Prints, $8.75 per yard,; Warsa linen in navy (piping), $9.75 per yard,; Base: Base with casters, $85,


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