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DIY Barrel Chair

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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.
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  • diy barrel chair, painted furniture, reupholster
To reupholster the chair, first I removed all the old fabric and cane sides. There was a lot of staples to remove...
  • diy barrel chair, painted furniture, reupholster
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.
  • diy barrel chair, painted furniture, reupholster
Next was attaching the new fabric and batting to the chair.
  • diy barrel chair, painted furniture, reupholster
  • diy barrel chair, painted furniture, reupholster
After all the fabric was added to the back of the chair, I then glued the cording to hide the staples.
  • diy barrel chair, painted furniture, reupholster
Here is my finished chair one more time!
  • diy barrel chair, painted furniture, reupholster
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

  • (Cindy) MarketingMomx4

    Very nice redo!

  • B. Enne
    B. Enne Canada

    best barrel chair reupholstering!

  • Susan C
    Susan C Mulberry, FL

    Love it. I have two chairs like this and I wanted to redo them like you did, but was afraid it would be too much, so I just re-stained the wicker area and re upholstered the seat. They still look good, but that wicker is old and could go any

  • Smb228
    Smb228 Yakima, WA

    What a great redo. I'm especially impressed with how you covered the buttons to make them match the pattern of the fabric where they were placed. I have two of these chairs at home and I'd love to cover them. You have given me confidence.

  • Lisa Sinclair

    I always thought of reupholstering as so complicated! But you made it see so do-able! Thank you so much for sharing your project!

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