Chairs

Hello my DIY friends!  Being a homeowner is just lovely.  So many DIY possibilities… it’s overwhelming.  Right when our offer was accepted on our condo, Matt and I were on the lookout for dining furniture.  One day we went on a walk to find some good yard sales and came across these beauties.  Wood chairs with an easily removable cushion.  Best part?  We got 4 chairs for 20 bucks!!  I love a good bargain.  Then we decided navy blue would add a nice pop of color that wasn’t too “in your face”.  This was such a simple DIY that you can customize to any color palette in any room.  Now for the how to>

First buy some chairs.

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Then pop out the cushion.

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Then remove the layer of fabric that is on the cushion.

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Then once you have chosen a fabric, lay the removed fabric on the new fabric like so>

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Then trace out the fabric with a pencil.

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And cut!

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 Then place cushions on (in the order they were removed) and use a staple gun to attach new fabric.

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 As you can see above there is still a layer of fabric on mine.  There were 2 layers of fabric and the bottom layer had A MILLION tiny staples in it and I was not about to take them all out. As long as you can’t see the the old fabric through the new fabric, this is okay!

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Fold, pull tight and staple!

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Beautiful!

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Okay back to the chairs.  First sand each chair.

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Then hose them off to get all of that dust removed.

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Then let dry and start painting!

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 Voila! I love how they turned out and we found a perfect white table on craigslist to make this dining table on budget and totally fabulous!

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Flowers are a must on the dining table!

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11 replies
  1. AUNT CHEF MELO says:

    Honey these are Beautiful. Martha would be proud of you….I am sending her this blog… keep going to those garage sales. also I do not know if you are aware that the orange county good will has a deal with Target, when some one takes things back to the target, I goes to the orange county goodwill stores,some of the wood tables, chairs, book cases can be painted or stained and the prices are pretty good, I have picked up some good deals…..you are a good shopper and have a good eye. Every week another price tag color is additional % off… Happy Shopping….xoxoxxoxooxox aunt Melo

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  2. AUNT CHEF MELO says:

    by the way I do like your green nail polish and they fact Matt was wearing gloves and a mask is a must….. I am a real stickler when it comes to safety and correct procedure. aunt melo

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  3. Kim says:

    Hi! I love this look….what spray paint color did you use? And where did you purchase it? I love the bright blue. Thank you!

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