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DIY Barrel Chair

Our living room was looking a little dated and we wanted some new furniture. After looking on the classifies, we found a barrel chair for $25 but it needed some love. Here is a before and after of the chair.
To reupholster the chair, first I removed all the old fabric and cane sides. There was a lot of staples to remove...
Next I sanded the whole chair because the arms of the chair had been chewed on by the previous owners dog. After I clean the chair then re-stained it.
Next was attaching the new fabric and batting to the chair.
After all the fabric was added to the back of the chair, I then glued the cording to hide the staples.
Here is my finished chair one more time!
You can find more detailed information on how to DIY a barrel chair on my blog:

To see more: http://www.twofeetfirst.net/2015/03/diy-barrel-chair.html

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Apr 22, 2015

    Now this is from drab to fab! Love it.

  • Janine Smith-Hellman
    Janine Smith-Hellman Muskegon, MI
    on Apr 24, 2015

    Very nice. Want to tackle one some day, kinda scared!!

  • Morena Hockley
    Morena Hockley San Antonio, TX
    on Apr 24, 2015

    I wish I'd seen this yesterday! I saw a similar chair at Goodwill today and passed it up because I was unsure how to upholster it. Now I know! Maybe it will still be there tomorrow....

  • Fredia  Gabbard
    Fredia Gabbard Mattawan, MI
    on Apr 24, 2015


  • Sunny
    Sunny Las Vegas, NV
    on Apr 24, 2015

    You did some beautiful work....It looks totaly professional. I had 2 of these exactly the same. My EX, stood on them and ruined them.... I only paid $5 each at the a "Flea Market." Grrrrr.

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