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Simple Reupholstered Dining chair DIY

This tutorial shows how to reupholster dining chairs. Grab some chairs from your basement, a garage sale, or thrift store and with a little DIY, change them into beautiful, “new” dining chairs!

You Will Need...

  • Old second hand chairs, Black matte spray paint, acrylic gloss spray paint, sander, staples and staple gun, fabric.
Estimated Time:
  • Step 1

    1. I pulled the Cushion of the chair, and the back detailing easily came off. Followed by a quick clean.
  • Step 2

    2. i sanded down the chairs because the paint was a bit scratched up and i wanted my finish to be as even as possible.
  • Step 3

    3. I spray painted the chairs black using between 2-3 coats, left for drying time then followed by the clear acrylic coat to prevent scratches.
  • Step 4

    4. While the chairs were drying i worked on my cushions. I pulled out all the previous staples, yanked the fabric off so that i had a clean slate.
  • Step 5

    5. i stapled on my fabric, make sure you pull it tight you don't want creases or looseness in your fabric. I also covered the base of the cushion with a plain black fabric just to cover up the unsightly wood.
  • Step 6

    6. Screw the cushion back on and hey presto you have yourself a brand new chair which suits your personality. Pick a Fabric that you love and is going to suit your style, that way you wont have to replace it till it gets old and ratty.

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