Virtual Reality: Rubbish Rehab

A peak inside the Etsy store where old chairs go in ugly and come out uniquely stylish.

By Amanda LaPlante September 3, 2010


This month’s local Etsian is Chloe Chinn, part-owner, along with her husband, of Rubbish Rehab. In the Chinn’s workspace, unsightly chairs get a clean break and a fresh start in contemporary homes. With its sustainable methodologies and current-yet-vintage so-Seattle look, the redone, recovered chairs evoke our gorgeous little neck of the woods and bring nature and harmony into the comfort of your dinning room, living room or office.

Flip through the slideshow here to learn more about the Chinn’s work and to see how antique dining room and occasional chairs are sanded, painted, and enameled, and then recovered in designer home decor fabrics.

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