My mom brought me these antique chairs after coming across them for free on the side of the road. Knowing that I could use a couple chairs, if nothing else, at least for temporary, until I found others I wanted more, she trucked these 6 hours from western Washington. They had worn maroon velvety fabric and light scratches on the wood, but I really liked the dark color and their shape. I decided they would be great in my breakfast nook.
So, with a hammer, staple gun, and my selected fabric, I set to work, and I am so pleased with how they turned out. Here they are!
This light floral fabric was under the maroon fabric. I decided to leave it on and cover it, giving the seats a little extra thickness.
I found this beautiful upholstery fabric at JoAnn's Fabric on sale for 50% off. I bought 24", enough to cover both chairs, and it cost me $10.
This colorful, bold fabric now acts as the focal point of my black and white breakfast nook.
This project is so easy. I simply bought my desired fabric, pulled out the upholstery nails that held down the previous fabric, and wrapped the new fabric around the existing form, securing it with staples from a staple gun.
Do you have some old chairs that need a little fixing up? Try updating them with some new fabric, like I did. It's so easy, I know you can do it! And the result is entirely gratifying.
Happy Thursday . . . tomorrow is Friday!