Just this week, I finished a chair makeover for some clients. They have had their dining table, chairs, and matching china cabinet for about 35 years, and while all of the pieces were in great condition, they were looking a bit tired. So with a bit of primer and paint, some new fabric, and lots of elbow grease, I transformed the look of their six dining chairs.
The fabric on the original chair was obviously outdated, and needed some attention. It was replaced with a red/green/white checked fabric. The finish on the original chair was not terrible in itself. However, the issue I had was that my client had the entire matching set: table, six chairs, and large china cabinet. I am not a fan of decorating with entire matching sets of furniture, so the perfect solution was to paint the chairs to break up the look of the set and give some visual interest. I was very pleased with the end result, and they looked great in the room (which I hope to share with you eventually, but we still have a way to go before it’s finished).
If you’d like to tackle a dining chair makeover, but don’t know where to start, I’ll be posting a step-by-step tutorial that you can use.