Found some old chairs that would make a cute addition to our farmhouse style decor and decided to give them an easy makeover. Head over to see the simple DIY steps and see the finished look.
Farmhouse Style Chair Makeover
These are the BEFORE- two oak stained antique chairs that had a navy print upholstered seat.
I removed the seats and took out countless staples holding the upholstered seat. I then cleaned the pieces off before painting with chalk paint, antiquing throughout and applying the finishing wax.
This one chair had small nails that were holding part of the seat together and needed to be reconfigured for better support. So I removed it completely and placed some wood pieces in each corner.
I had some burlap coffee bean sacks that were given to us and I decided to use it for the seat covers. Choosing to use new foam also vs. using the existing one that had seen better days.
If you want to know my secret for cutting straight lines in thick foam---use an electric knife. It does a perfect job---(see my post for more on that).
Since I didn't account at first for the new thickness I messed up and had to design a logo and lettering for the other seat since I didn't have enough print on the sacks. I used my cricut and some contact paper to create a stencil. Then just traced with a sharpie.
This is the AFTER with my design
Chippy paint and burlap seats. A great look from the original!