Transform tired old dining chairs


Do you ever look at a piece of well loved furniture and think it’s seen better days? Or thought that it doesn’t fit with the look of your room? And do you think about chucking it away? Really? Stop.
Rather than take it to the tip, why not have a go at upcycling it into something you’ll love again. For a tiny cost you can have your very own designer piece at a fraction of the cost on the High Street, and a real original to boot. It’s amazing what you can do with a little elbow grease,  a few tacks and a lot of inspiration
Look at renovating and refurbishing old dining chairs for instance. It’s very easy to breath life into your old chairs, from a simple varnishing job, to a full blown decoupage makeover.
We’ve loads of ideas for you to try from the simple refurbishment job… to the wild… and even the wacky. Read on.

Painting your chair

dining chairs

Aren’t they lovely? Use our step by step showing how to prepare and paint an old wooden kitchen chair.

Varnishing your chair

renovated varnished chair
If you prefer the look of a wooden chair you could always simply sand it down and varnish it to revive its former glory.
How to varnishan old wooden dining chair

Upcycling your chair with decoupage

decoupage dining chair
… go really wild and upcycle your chair with decoupage for a real original!
How to upcycle a chair with decoupage

Painting your chair

 pink wooden dining chairHow about a totally new look with paint and a new seat pad.

Re-upholstering the seat pad

seat pad from dining chair

Sometimes the chair itself is fine, but the seat has seen better days.  We show you how to recover and renovate your seat pad, including how to replace the webbing and padding.

Recovering a wooden seat pad

Recovered dining chair seat pad - close

Some simply require a new seat cover… a fast and simple refurbishment of your dining chair seat pad.

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