Beginner reupholster~Vintage Chair Makeover


Vintage Chair Makeover

Beautiful Mid Century velvet cane barrel chair gets a bright summer makeover. I'm not even going to pretend I know what I'm doing when it comes to Upholstering a chair but I can fake it with the best.

1st...find a cool chair with good bones. Paint with a beautiful acrylic chalk paint in Peacock (turquoise) by Shabby Paints. Sory Website difficulties. Working on it now. You can find out more about Shabby Paints here: www.ShabbyPaints.com Painting fabric here: https://shabbypaints.com/chalk-painted-fabric-chair/
Before-Beginner reupholster chair, Shabby Chalk Paint
Before-Beginner reupholster chair, Shabby Chalk Paint
Before-Beginner reupholster chair, Shabby Chalk Paint
Strip it down-Beginner reupholster chair, Shabby Chalk Paint
Beginner reupholster chair, Shabby Chalk Paint
Remove the buttons..save for later. Beginner reupholster chair, Shabby Chalk Paint
Beginner reupholster chair, Shabby Chalk Paint
Beginner reupholster chair, Shabby Chalk Paint
Beginner reupholster chair, Shabby Chalk Paint
Jute rope used for trimming-Beginner reupholster chair, Shabby Chalk Paint
Beginner reupholster chair, Shabby Chalk Paint
Shabby Chalk Paint~ Peacock~Beginner reupholster chair, Shabby Chalk Paint

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  • Linda Dann
    on Oct 15, 2013

    Did not try it yet- not sure how to hold it to the arm of the chair- what could I use to hold it while it dries?

    • Shabby Paints
      on Oct 15, 2013

      @Linda Dann I'm sorry I'm not paying attention you are talking about the cane not fabric...that stuff can get brittle. Can you use vice grips? I'd do hot glue and try and reinforce it with some staples but.. I have no idea what I'm doing..I just get lucky a lot :)

  • Polly Zieper
    on Oct 26, 2014

    I would love to learn how to do this!But your 'shameless plug' didn't work, the link didn't work. Please let us know when its working again,I'd love to read it:)

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