How To Revive A Chair With New Upholstery

It would definitely be very easy to replace your old furniture with new one as soon as it starts to show signs of wear and tear but sometimes that’s not the best option. So what are your alternatives. One option would be to keep the piece and to give it a makeover. For example, in the case of a chair, you can replace the upholstery. Sometimes this does wonders.

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Take this old chair for example. It was still in good shape except for all the pink. It looks much better now. The puffy look suits it well and the transformation wasn’t that difficult either. Basically, if you want to do something similar, just cover the chair with faux fur and create a nice cover for the seat and backrest.{found on christinedovey}.

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In case you didn’t know, exercise ball chairs are a thing. Sp if you have one or you think you could use one in your home, check out the project on Alidamakes. It shows how you can make the chair cozier and more comfortable. First you need to measure the circumference of the ball. Divide by 2 to find the length of your pattern and by 6 to find the width. Create the pattern and use it to cut six pieces of faux fur. Sew them together and add a zipper.

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Director’s chairs are really versatile and basically everyone has one. They’re usually used outdoors because they’re lightweight and quite comfortable. So, if you have one, consider giving it a more modern look. The project is simple and shouldn’t take more than an hour. You can find the instructions on Madincrafts. Adapt them to your own project and preferences and feel free to improvise and add your own ideas.

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One of the easiest ways to change the look of an old chair is with paint. Check out Kleinworthco for an example of how an old rocking chair become stylish again. The chair’s frame was painted white and it looks gorgeous. The seat was kept intact although you could choose to add a new cushion for more comfort.

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Finding a good-looking dining chair is a real challenge these days. But if you like vintage designs and you think they’d fit nicely in your home with a little bit of help, then try a makeover. On Blesserhouse you can find an inspiring tutorial showing you how to revive an old and ugly dining chair with new paint and upholstery.

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You can revive any type of chair using the same strategy. It’s amazing what a little bit paint and some new fabric for the seat can do. The first step should be removing the seat cushion if that’s possible and painting the frame. Then you can put new fabric on the seat and staple it to the underside. Put the pieces back together and you’re done. {found on thehappyhousie}.

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You can even switch from fabric to leather or other material. But first remove all the fabric from the chair cushion. If the seat padding is in good shape, keep it. If not, replace it with new one. Then measure and cut the new vinyl upholstery and staple it to the underside of the seat. Separately, paint the frame of the chair. {found on lovegrowswild}.

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Remember when we said you could give any chair a makeover, regardless of the design? Check out this odd-looking piece we found on Lizmarieblog. It’s definitely not your average-looking chair but it looks really chic and stylish, especially after the makeover. The seat and the backrest were reupholstered and the new look is not only cute but also really eye-catching and classy.