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Reader Question: How Can I Change My Old Chairs?

Real Living consulting style editor and design consultant Issa Villar shares how to improve a dated piece

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Q: I have two old Adam Chairs that I want to give new life to. They have wooden frames, fluted legs, and red upholstery. Any suggestions?—Cleng, Malabon 

A: The easiest way to update the look of your chairs is to refinish and reupholster them. Go bold and have them painted a bright color, then pair them with a graphic print. Yellow is a popular color right now, but it really is up to you—there are so many colors and fabrics to choose from that you'll surely find a combination you'll like.

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Read the original article ("Ask It") in the August 2013 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details. 

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