Repurposing Dining Room Chairs Tutorial

I have 3 children and that can wreak havic on fabric dining room chairs! When I first redid the chairs I painted them black with a beautiful light fabric and it really fit with my decor at the time, but you know me, I have since done more painting and changed it up so the black was feeling a little harsh and the beautiful light fabric was getting pretty stained up from spills so it was time for a redo! This style of chair is so simple to redo! Are you ready?

First flip the chairs over and unscrew the padded seat, a hand screwdriver should work just fine at removing the screws. Next remove the old fabric, it is typically just stapled on underneath and easy to rip off, remove any staples sticking up. If the padding underneath needs redone you can purchase foam from any craft store but luckily with mine the padding was still in good shape! Using your children to help is fun at this part too! 😉 Next I took the chairs outside and spray painted them. Make sure if the previous paint is shiny to give it a good sanding down first to allow for the paint to stick. I didn’t do too much sanding over the black because I thought it would look good to have some of the black peek through, I like the worn look on the wood! I prefer using spray paint on items that have a lot of small details like the backs of these chairs but make sure to use a good quality brand and also one that has a primer in it. While the chairs are drying, I start recovering the chairs. This is so much simpler than it looks! Lay out the fabric on the ground and place the padded chair piece over the fabric, cut it leaving about 2 inches or more if you want extra room, on all sides… use a heavy duty stapler and pull the fabric tight to the back and staple it on!.. When chairs are dry, screw the padded seating back on and voila! All done! If you have any questions please feel free to comment below and I’d love to help you out. Post pics of your chair redos!!   UPDATE** JayettasSprinkles.com is NOW SalvagedChateau.com
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