BrandBacker Member

D.I.Y. | Chair Update

D.I.Y. | Chair Update

I have always wanted to reupholster a chair. I love sewing, fabric, and design, so updating old furniture has always appealed to me. Yes, I’ve done some dining chairs, but adding some new fabric to a cushion is pretty quick and simple. I found my first REAL upholstery project when my mother in law, Belle, gave us an old chair that she had in her kitchen.

 

Disclaimer: At no additional cost to you, I may earn a small commission if you shop from some of the links provided in this post. Commissions help keep #ShipsHQ going, so thank you!

 

When Belle offered us the chair, I wasn’t really a fan of the original fabric on the chair, but I thought that the piece had good bones, and that I could probably update it to incorporate it into our home somewhere. I decided on an ECRU AND WHITE GINGHAM FABRIC that I have featured previously on my post on MY TOP TIMELESS FABRICS FOR HOME PROJECTS from fabric.com.

 

 

 

Side Table: Joss and Main (Similar HERE ON SALE!)| Book: The Southerner’s Handbook | Throw: Amazon | Plate: Patina on the Square 

 

This project was definitely challenging, and took me a while to complete (especially since my little one and puppy take up a lot of my time). The hardest part was figuring out how to put the back on a chair.

 

After watching several youtube videos, over and over, I finally built up the courage to just finish the project. If I messed up, I could always just tear it apart and try again…

 

On the back of the chair, I wanted to add a little personalization, so I added a monogram that is Will and My initials combined. What do you think about appliqués on furniture? 

 

 

Here is a picture of the before and after!

 

 

IF YOU’RE THINKING OF TRYING SOMETHING LIKE THIS AT HOME, HERE ARE SOME YOUTUBE VIDEOS THAT I FOUND TO BE HELPFUL WHEN TEACHING MYSELF HOW TO DO THIS PROJECT.

 

 

Top: Boden Lena Breton (UNDER $40!) | Shorts: J Crew (Similar Here ON SALE) | Shoes: Superga Cotu Classics

 

 

Remember, whether it be a new workout program, a new DIY, or a new job, it’s important to push yourself out of your comfort zone because that’s how you grow!

 

Did you enjoy this post? Pin and share this link with a friend, and please subscribe so you don’t miss any upcoming posts. Also, comment and let me know what other D.I.Y. projects you’d like to see.

 

And MAKE SURE YOU’RE SUBSCRIBED TO SHIP’S HQ so you can get all my DIY projects straight to your inbox!

 

Cheers,

Ship

Spread the love

Related Posts

Top Five D.I.Y. Gift Ideas | Fun Family Projects

Top Five D.I.Y. Gift Ideas | Fun Family Projects

Looking to save a few bucks on your holiday gift list this year? Deciding to DIY some gifts is a great way to save a few bucks when it comes to the holidays. Whether you’re making them as a gift for a specific someone, or […]

Spread the love
DIY | Stocking Tutorial

DIY | Stocking Tutorial

I love creating and personalizing things for my home, so there’s no surprise that I whipped up some stockings for the family this year. Prior to making these stockings, we had some mismatched ones that I would hang up, but now that we’re a family […]

Spread the love