Sometimes old chairs bore you or do not fit the style of your house. What can be done? It’s a pity to throw away nice and comfy chairs. You can make the decoration of furniture with your own hands. Let’s look at the most famous and most popular kinds of decor: coloring, sewing of fabric cases, decorating chairs by change of upholstery.
Renovation of the old chairs with the help of coloring is one of the most popular ways of decorating furniture with own hands. White, cream, lettuce green colors are the most suitable for the dining room.
The furniture of such colors is now in trend. If chairs are different, select a single color, for example, white.
Another variant of chair renovation is sewing of a fabric case. Covers are sewed of such fabrics as:
The cases can be decorated with frills, lace, ribbons, etc.
Change upholstery with your own hands
The upholstery on old chairs is torn? There is no need to get rid of good furniture, try to change the upholstery with your own hands. It is simple and every owner can do it. Here we have a metal chair, and we will change its seat.
What is necessary for work:
- Upholstery material (for example, red leatherette).
- Lining (black leatherette).
Pick up a screwdriver or scissors. Next, you need to untwist the seat from its base, unbend old staples and remove the old upholstery.
Use the seat — put it on upholstery material and outline all sides with pencil.
Add 3-4 cm more for the sewing pattern for hem.
Wrap the seat, fix a red leatherette to it with the stapler.
Close the bottom side of the item with a black lining fabric to make our work look neater, and fix the top with the stapler.
Finally, fix the black leatherette on the top in the same way. Chair is renovated and looks new.
Russian style decor
One more variant of chair reupholstery. Make a nice Russian-styled item of old piece of furniture. Decoration with Pavlovo Posad shawls gives the unique look.
What is needed for work:
- Old chair.
- Staple gun. Can be replaced by the nails for furniture.
- The final lacquer.
- Acrylic paint.
- Pavlovo Posad shawl.
To remove the old paint, lacquer and dirt, sand all the wooden parts of the chair with sandpaper. Then wash wooden parts with sponge and soap. Leave to dry for a couple of hours.
Next, start painting the wooden surface of the item. Apply acrylic paint with a sponge on the legs and the rest parts. You can take any color of paint presented on the pattern of the shawl. Allow the paint to dry properly. Then cover the wood with lacquer.
Look, what a piece of fabric you’ll need for the decor of the chair. Cut off odds.
Attach new shawl fabric to the seat with the stapler or nails.
That’s such a bright and original chair we get in the end.
For decorating wedding chairs you can use fabrics, organza, lace, live, paper and fabric flowers, decorative wreaths, fir branches, and so on. We’ll focus on the decoration with ribbons. Variants of decoration: