Project : diy furniture facelift

diy upholstered chair

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.

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