Refurbishing Old Chairs

Giving life to chairs by painting and reupholstering is something fun you can do with little expense. In order to know if you can take the top of the chair off, look underneath to see if it is screwed in place. Unscrew the corners and remove the seat. 
I like to keep the same fabric on and reupholster over the top. This gives the chair durability by keeping layers of  fabric in place.

If you look close you can see this is the 4th layer this chair has had.
Cut the fabric several inches larger than the seat. You will need enough room to bring the fabric to the other side and staple in place. I like to start on the ends of the chair in the middle. Pull it tightly against each other and staple in place. All my gathering is at each corner. Pull all your excess fabric to the corners and staple in place. Cut off any excess fabric.
There you have it. A whole new look. Paint and fabric can work magic.
A great way to change up the look and feel of any room.

I like the contrast that color brings. Black and white are always classics.

Here is a fun picture my daughter took who has a great eye for photography and always showcases things in a clever way.
I’m sure there is something in your home that you could refurbish and give new life. It is the best feeling to take something that is looking a little used and old and give it some paint and fabric and create a whole new look. A much better feeling than throwing away or paying someone else to do something this simple.
Happy sewing and crafting!

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  1. Chevron? What a fantastic idea… ok, I have 6 chairs that need it for our camp and I am doing each one in a different chevron colour… btw, are you going to KC market? I am going with Amanda Herring (part of her team) and would love to meet the RB gang (do embellish tutes for RB=)

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