Updating old dining room chairs
Since this makeover, the chair has had another makeover, so I’ll make sure to share that at the end.If you’ve ever seen a beautiful mid-century or vintage chair at a flea market, garage sale, estate sale, etc., but weren’t sure how to refresh it… New upholstery can transform a chair but there are other things you can do as well.We put some wood glue in the corner and then put the corner bracket back on. We then put on a spray stain in places where we had sanded.It was close enough to the original that we could just spray it on very lightly.Chairs at times become wobbly and need special attention.If you find a chair you love and it’s sturdy – it’s wonderful.
Chairs are not only beautiful, but also functional – so you truly want to make sure they’re in good shape!
*With stain, make sure to test your color in an nonconspiculous area first. While the poly was drying, I grabbed the old chair cushions and found some fun fabric to reupholster them in.
To reupholster, flip your fabric right-side facing the ground.
I just love chairs…I found these beautiful cane back chairs at a local resale store. ) This gave me the nudge I needed to bring a super simple update that makes the dining room shine! There is where I found the sweet pink velvet fabric!
The owner had given the chairs a makeover that sort of worked for a while…but lately, each time I walked by the dining room my thoughts leant toward a change. Knowing that potentially each of the four chairs had this fabric hastened my changing the whole look of the chairs.Replace any needed batting – I added some to the foam seating to make sure the seat was comfortable and that it covered the wooded base to the seat – measure to the same size just slightly smaller – about 1/2 inch – of the fabric.