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5 Easy Ways to Decorate Simple, Wooden Chairs

Maybe they’ve been in the family for ages or you are just tired of their dullness. Wooden chairs are practical, versatile and quite functional but mostly they’re just dull and boring. Fortunately for you, they are also very easy to change, design and decorate.All of the following tips are easy DIY projects that won’t break the bank and can be changed again at the drop of a hat. Switch out a cushion or cover for every season. Redo a paint job or change the look of that inspired side table. Or do all of them! But don’t maintain the same boring, wood and browned chairs that have been adoring your house for years. It’s time for a change!

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Update your wooden chairs with some of these quick and inspirational tips and tricks today!

#1. Paint.

Obviously, hand-painting your wooden chairsĀ  is an easy answer when it comes to decorating simple chairs. And even though it seems like an incredibly obvious answer, people have trouble diving into the project. They’re scared they may mess up or just don’t think of it as an option because they’ve never done it before. Even if you just paint (or spray paint) the chairs a solid color or design each chair a new way, it’s a fun and creative way to add some excitement to a set of wooden chairs.The full diy tutorial.

#2. Accessorize.

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This works great if you plan on painting and then accessorizing. Adding fringe, appliques or wooden pieces, like in the the spheres at the back of the chair in the photo above, brings even more life to the piece than just a new paint job. Use your creativity and your local craft store to inspire your next project!{found on modpodgerocksblog}.

#3. Add fabric.

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It’s simplicity and ease at its absolute best. Chair covers or finding a favorite fabric or pattern to make some yourself, adding some fabric to the back or seat of a chair is an easy way to bring cohesiveness to your space.{found on pinterest}.

#4. Don’t use it as a chair.

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Another way of decorating without actually doing any work, is turning that old, shabby wooden chair into another piece of furniture. Using a smaller piece as a side table or a place to hold some pretty vases, completely changes its dullness and makes it exciting.{found on site}.

#5. Add cushions.

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Cushions are easy to find. Find them at the store or have them made to fit your oddly-size chairs; it’s another easy fix to the “boring chair” problem without worrying about messing anything up in the process of DIYing.

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice on May 1, 2012

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