I apologize that I don’t have a BEFORE picture, but here is the simple process: I removed the chair seat with a screw driver and stretched some new fabric over the leather seat, stapling it to the bottom of the wooden seat base. I sprayed the frame with 2 coats of glossy white paint, allowed it to dry and then popped the seat right back into place.
Here are the ingredients for this one day project:
1 chair from my Dad’s attic- $0
1 can of spray paint- $15
1 yard of remnant fabric- $20
1 staple gun with upholstery staples- $30
Unlike sofas, chairs are often easy candidates for DIY upholstery makeovers. I’ve never bought a new chair; I just keep my eye out for diamonds in the dust at fleamarkets and thrift shops. Plus, I always go scavenging in the attic on trips to the family homestead.