TUESDAY-HOW-TO: chair recover

May 22, 2012

/ / photo's + DIY by the fashion gal / /

today's TUESDAY-HOW-TO is all about taking something old {& funky} and making it new... and super bright! i picked these little gems up down the street from my house... on the street corner... with a FREE sign on them! yup, free! the fireman is ((now)) definitely used to me walking into the house with a new crazy project... so this was just another one of those crafts on my {on-going} project-list. without further adue, check out HOW-TO recover {funky} old chair cushions!

**the first step is to repaint the chairs. i went with a simple white paint. i thought white iron chairs with bright colorful cushions would look great on our deck for the summer ahead!

cut your fabric about 2.5" wider then your seat cushion.
use your first piece of fabric as a guide to cut your second piece ((this is if you have 2 chairs)).
start folding your fabric up and around the bottom of your chair. staple about 1" apart.
gather your fabric on the corner {like your wrapping a gift} and then staple.
feel free to cut your excess fabric & hammer in any loose staples.
and voila!
your chairs are ready for a summer brunch!
charlie claimed her chair right away.


do you have any funky old chairs you could recover in something bright for the summer?!
check out more TUESDAY-HOW-TO's here!

15 comments:

Tereza {Drastic Plastic} said...

I love the after product, you did a really amazing job.

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sip-n-wear said...

really easy! i've gotta go get a staple gun!!

TheTinyHeart said...

Charlie sitting in the chair is the cutest thing ever! You really transformed the chairs :)

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
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Erin @ Currently Coveting said...

Ooh I love this! Looks pretty easy too. Your pup is the cutest thingg!

XO,
Erin
http://erinscurrentlycoveting.blogspot.com

Kira said...

They look about 100 times better now :)

Janelle Borelli said...

Such a great DIY for summer! Love the pop of color against the white.

-Janelle

Tiffany said...

I have dining chairs that I have been wanting to do this too but have just kept putting it off. You have inspired me to get it done this summer. So simple!

Tereza said...

They look soooo good, great job :)

Always Maylee said...

I LOVE this! Such an easy way to give your chairs a fun makeover without having to buy new ones. Love the fabrics you picked.

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

vanessa (the gal) said...

Thanks guys! I love my revamped chairs! Sat on them this morning with Charlie & my coffee :)

Valentina said...

Looks great. This inspired me and I just made my first chair today. It turned out so well. Thank you :)

x
Valentina de Pertis

Katie @ My Darling Days said...

These turned out lovely, great job!

hope in high heels said...

I love these! They looks so quirky and colorful.... What a fabulous find. Charlie looks so cute sitting up near the elephant!

hope in high heels said...

I think I meant bear.... Don't mind me, it's been a long day!

M.E said...

this is an amazing DIY! love the final result!


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