folding chair makeover

Folding Chair Makeover

We all have some ugly folding chairs in the garage. I break them out and cringe at all the big functions and I thought, why? Why don’t I just make them better?

So I did. Plus I just grabbed everything I had around my house to do it!

Here is the before and after! Well I guess, after and before.

So much better!!

Let’s get to how I did it, first I had to take apart the pad and the chair frame.  For mine it was just a few screws.

Fabulous fabric huh? Not really.

Then I grabbed the black spray paint and gave the frame a couple of coats.

I found some  cloth napkins that had a few stains on them that were the perfect size for the pad on the chair so all I had to do was iron them flat.

Then I just grabbed some masking tape I bought at the dollar store and taped off diagonal lines that were a tape width apart.

Then I painted with some black fabric paint I had on hand.

When it was dry, I pulled the tape off and it came out pretty well!

Then I placed the chair pad on the napkin upside down and stapled all around!

After it was all stapled I just had to add the pad back in and screw it down and I was done!

So. Much. Better.

4 Responses to Folding Chair Makeover

  1. Kara @ Mine for the Making May 23, 2012 at 5:13 am #

    Awesome before and after! Love the stripes. What kind of fabric did you use?

  2. Lindsay May 23, 2012 at 12:44 pm #

    I don’t think you can go wrong with stripes! This looks wonderful!

  3. Amy - while wearing heels May 24, 2012 at 2:15 am #

    Amazing transformation. Love the stripes!

  4. Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm May 24, 2012 at 11:51 am #

    Sweet! Now I’m thinking about those 4 folding chairs out in my shed that could use some love! Thanks for sharing!