Friday, July 12, 2013

Folding Chair Makeover

Posted By Tara


I have been wanting to do this for such a long time! My computer chair is grey and ugly and frumpy. It needed a makeover with some color! My inspiration came from Design for Mankind's chair makeover. I loved their color choice and fabric. I didn't have a coral or peach on hand. My original idea was to just do black (creative huh?) Then my most amazing friend Kim offered a can of Lagoon from Rust-Oleum. I instantly loved the color and knew it would give me the pop that I needed for this project.

This project is extremely easy. 

Materials

Folding Chair
1 yard of fabric
1 can Spray Paint
Screw Driver
Staple Gun

Here is my before. Hideous.

Start with unscrewing where the fabric is. Some chairs are different. Mine has a top and bottom for fabric. 


Pop all the staples out. And peel back the fabric. 

Lay the board down and cut the fabric around it. Begin stapling the new fabric tightly. Note: I used shorter staples since the board I was stapling into was thin. 


Pick a color to spray paint your chair.  I used Lagoon and love the color.


After you are done spray painting, allow time to dry before screwing your fabric back into the chair. Here is my before and after. So much better, right!?? Now I want to do more chairs!


What a difference it made! And it took me no time at all!


Happy DIY-ing!!
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48 Comments:

At July 12, 2013 at 7:54 AM , Blogger Caitlin Nalder said...

I love this!!! Looks so great!

 
At July 12, 2013 at 8:12 AM , Blogger Carbonneau said...

SUPER CUTE! I am curious as to the back of the top of the chair. did you come up with an idea to give it a finished look? or is the fabric just sticking out in the back?

 
At July 12, 2013 at 8:16 AM , Blogger Tara and Devin said...

The back is metal (part of the chair) and its spray painted also. So the fabric is not exposed. :)

 
At July 12, 2013 at 1:31 PM , Anonymous Jillian said...

Looks ah-mazing!

 
At July 12, 2013 at 2:07 PM , Blogger 2Momma2 said...

So cute! I have that same paint. I've used it once and am itching to use it on everything. The chair looks fantastic!!

Kristin
ExploringDomesticity.blogspot.com

 
At July 12, 2013 at 2:20 PM , Blogger Tara and Devin said...

Thank you Jillian!

 
At July 12, 2013 at 2:21 PM , Blogger Tara and Devin said...

Thank you! That color is fabulous! Thanks for checking out our blog!:)

-Tara

 
At July 12, 2013 at 2:23 PM , Blogger Tara and Devin said...

Thanks Caitlin!!

 
At July 13, 2013 at 9:54 AM , Blogger Chelsea said...

I love this! So cute and fun!

 
At July 13, 2013 at 1:55 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you use upholstery fabric?

 
At July 13, 2013 at 1:57 PM , Blogger Tara and Devin said...

Thank you Chelsea!!

 
At July 13, 2013 at 1:59 PM , Blogger Tara and Devin said...

No. I had bought this fabric for some curtains in my room and had some left over. Thanks for stopping by! :)

 
At July 15, 2013 at 9:11 AM , Blogger Kathy Penney said...

What a great makeover! Amazing transformation! Love the fabric with the pop of blue paint. Thanks for visiting All Things Pretty. Pinning this to my Redos and Upcycles board. I have some shabby looking chairs in the garage that could use some TLC!

 
At July 15, 2013 at 10:29 AM , Blogger Jessi @ Practically Functional said...

Love this! The fabric is adorable and it's perfect with that teal color for the frame! In case you didn't see it earlier, I featured this on my blog today! I'm stopping by to pin, and to let you know you can grab a Featured button if you don't already have one! http://practicallyfunctional.net/2013/07/12-creative-ideas-2/

 
At July 15, 2013 at 3:24 PM , Blogger Tara and Devin said...

Thank you Kathy! Good luck with those chairs! ;)

 
At July 15, 2013 at 3:26 PM , Blogger Tara and Devin said...

Thanks Jessi! It's so exciting to see it featured. :) And yes, we do have the Featured button. Thanks again!

 
At July 16, 2013 at 6:15 PM , Blogger Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

Thanks so much for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday, I featured this on my blog tonight! Come stop by and grab a featured button: http://www.mygirlishwhims.com/2013/07/your-whims-wednesday-120-and-features.html

 
At July 17, 2013 at 8:28 AM , Blogger Tara and Devin said...

Thanks so much for featuring us, Rebecca! So glad you liked the project! And good luck to you and your husband, transition periods are never easy. Hopefully it will bring you both to some place even better!

 
At July 19, 2013 at 7:14 AM , Blogger Object of Maya*ffection said...

FAB makeover!! Love the color and the pattern!!

 
At July 19, 2013 at 8:08 AM , Blogger Tara and Devin said...

Thank you Maya!

 
At July 19, 2013 at 9:04 AM , Blogger Patti@OldThingsNew said...

I LOVE this! I have these same boring chairs. Oh dear, you've given me another project for my "to do" list! Thanks for sharing and blessings to you, Patti

 
At July 19, 2013 at 9:30 AM , Blogger Tara and Devin said...

Lol! Thanks Patti! Hope your project goes well!

 
At July 27, 2013 at 3:50 PM , Anonymous Katie @decoratemylife.com said...

Found you over at Miss Mustard Seed! Love your blog design... and I'm SWOONING over that chair! Love it! Thanks for posting step by step.

 
At July 27, 2013 at 5:18 PM , Blogger Tara and Devin said...

Thank you!! I'm pretty happy with the results of this project!! Thanks for stopping by!

 
At July 30, 2013 at 7:17 AM , Anonymous Amber @ A Little Bit of Zazz said...

I have some vintage folding chairs I want to freshen up. Thanks for the inspiration! You did a fantastic job!

 
At July 30, 2013 at 7:31 AM , Blogger Tara and Devin said...

Thank you Amber!! Thanks for stopping by!

 
At July 30, 2013 at 8:11 AM , Blogger Jill Plenty said...

They look great! I have some folding chairs that are black metal (which is OK) but the fabric is a tannish color that definitely needs updating (got them for wedding gift 18 years ago!)I will be pinning this for (near) future reference! Thanks for sharing at I Should Be Mopping... :)
Jill @ Mama Ging

 
At July 30, 2013 at 6:39 PM , Blogger Navy Wifey Peters said...

Great chair makeover! I love that lagoon paint you used, and the color looks great with the black and white chevron fabric! Gorgeous!

Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

 
At July 31, 2013 at 2:42 PM , Blogger Krista thehappyhousie said...

Wow - awesome transformation!! I love the chevron and blue is my favourite colour:)

Thanks so much for linking up at the Inspiration Monday Party this week! I was so excited to guest host and to get to see so many fabulous new projects and blogs! Have a great week:)

Krista @ the happy housie

 
At August 9, 2013 at 8:27 AM , Blogger Julia @ It's Always Ruetten said...

Great job, Tara! I love, love, love the chevron but I think it looks especially great against the intensity of the Lagoon spray paint! You did such a great job! Great job! I just wanted to let you know that I've featured your makeover on my blog, It's Always Ruetten, on my Finding Friday: My Favorite Finds post today! I hope you have a chance to swing by (http://bit.ly/14sBzhw) and grab my featured button and check out the other great furniture makeover projects!

Julia
It's Always Ruetten

 
At August 12, 2013 at 8:00 AM , Blogger Tara and Devin said...

Thanks! I thought about pray painting the chair black, but last minute decided to do a color! I bet just switching out the fabric for a more up to date look would make a huge difference! Thanks for pinning and stopping by!

 
At August 12, 2013 at 8:00 AM , Blogger Tara and Devin said...

Thank you!! Thanks for stopping by!! :)

 
At August 12, 2013 at 8:01 AM , Blogger Tara and Devin said...

Thank you! Who doesn't love chevron!? Thanks for hosting a great link up!

 
At August 12, 2013 at 8:02 AM , Blogger Tara and Devin said...

Thank you! I just love the pop of color it added to the project by spray painting it! Thanks for featuring us! Will grab a button!

 
At September 3, 2013 at 10:48 PM , Blogger malik aayan said...

What a great makeover, beautiful fabric design and color, your work is amazing.online mattress and bed retailer

 
At September 4, 2013 at 8:14 AM , Blogger Tara and Devin said...

Thank you!

 
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At September 23, 2013 at 9:39 PM , Blogger Alexis Middleton said...

I've been wanting to find some old folding chairs to makeover. Yours turned out just great. LOVE it!

 
At September 27, 2013 at 11:02 AM , Anonymous Jodie & Paige said...

What a fabulous transformation! I love that you decided to go bold with the design : ) Thanks for the inspiration!

 
At September 29, 2013 at 12:46 PM , Blogger Mandy Hank said...

Love the chair!! What a transformation!! It's amazing what a little paint and fabric can do!! Thanks again for linking up to Get Your DIY on!

 
At September 29, 2013 at 3:51 PM , Blogger Christy James said...

Girls, this chair is the coolest folding chair I've ever seen! I'll be featuring it at tonight's Get Your DIY on Fall Party Challenge. I hope you guys can join us again for spray paint week...this would have been perfect, but I'm sure you've got something in your archive! Come by and grab a button too! XO

 
At September 30, 2013 at 12:22 PM , Blogger Tara and Devin said...

Thank you Alexis! Good luck in your search!

 
At September 30, 2013 at 12:23 PM , Blogger Tara and Devin said...

Sometimes bold is the only way to go. ;) Thanks for stopping by!

 
At September 30, 2013 at 12:25 PM , Blogger Tara and Devin said...

Thanks Mandy! So glad you liked it! :)

 
At September 30, 2013 at 12:26 PM , Blogger Tara and Devin said...

Lol! Aww, thanks Christy! And thank you for the feature too!

 
At December 6, 2013 at 4:41 PM , Anonymous Thresa said...

I love what you did to your chair. I have several old metal folding chairs, but they do not have the padded back and seat. Any ideas on how I could make my chairs look like yours? I think if I could find some durable cardboard that would hold the fabric, foam and staples, I could make it work. What do you think?

 
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