Another Project Completed!
After reupholstering my couch, I decided that I wanted to refurbish a chair for my desk to replace the one from the original set. So when I found this old dining room chair at an estate sale for $5..I couldn’t pass it up!!
Here’s my step-by-step process:
Step 1: Remove seat cushion. This cushion was nailed into the wood with old nails and the wood was rotting away so it easily popped out with the help of the back of a hammer.
Step 2: Sand the wood. This is only if you plan on painting over the existing finish. I roughed up the wood with an industrial sized Brillo-type pad.
Step 3: Paint! I wanted the chair to coordinate well with my existing decor and accessories. Luckily I had left over paint from refurbishing my headboard a couple years ago and in 2-3 coats she was completely reborn!
Step 4: Reupholster cushion! The existing cushion was about a millimeter thick..and very old. So I purchased a new 2” thick cushion at my local fabric store for $20. They cut it perfect so size so all I had to do was glue it to the wooden seat. I had ordered 1 yard of the same fabric I used for my couch (Lovely Lattice Citrine by Waverly) The next step was to line up the pattern of the fabric and center it accordingly. I used a staple gun to attach the new fabric.
Step 5: Re-attach cushion and enjoy!
Thanks for checking it out! XO