Wednesday, October 1, 2014

DIY Chair Reupholstery

I recently came across a great find at HomeGoods (which happens often) and had to snag it. It is a mid-century modern inspired chair that has a beautiful solid walnut frame. The seat however was not as beautiful. It was plain red felt wrapped around a solid wood seat. In addition to it being very uncomfortable to sit on, the red felt was not exactly a showstopper. I decided to add a cushion to the seat and recover it with a fun patterned fabric. After much deliberation I settled on a tie-dye grey and white chevron from Duralee. It coordinates perfectly with our other living room furniture, and can now be used because it is no longer excruciatingly uncomfortable!

This project only took about a half an hour total. I removed a few screws from the underside of the seat, popped out the seat panel, cut the cushion to size, wrapped the new fabric around the panel, and stapled it to the back. A few more minutes of putting the screws back in and I practically had a brand new chair!

What do you think of the final product?

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