Faux Fur Vintage Chair Makeover Tutorial

4 Materials
2 Hours

I absolutely love it when a refashionista project comes out even better than planned!

I’d been coveting a fancy fluffy chair for ages and finally found the perfect ingredients:

It’s a snap to (re)create your ideal furniture – grab my faux fur vintage chair makeover below and get upcycling home furnishings that are just your taste and style!

I found this lonely vintage chair on garbage day on the side of the road and just knew I could give it a groovy makeover!

Then I discovered the perfect faux fur fabric in the form of a $1 thrift shop jacket!

Quirky furry kisses close-up!

I chopped out the back of the jacket fabric and then put the rest away for a few future cozy projects.

I removed the seat from the chair and made sure I had enough fabric to recover it.

Unfortunately the original padding on the seat was too damaged and moldy to salvage, fortunately I had a couple of old fleece blankets + a thick towel to upcycle into a new seat pad.

I folded the blankets and towel then layered them together and placed the chair seat on top.

Using the seat as a guide, I chopped out the basic shape for the chair pad + a few extra centimeters to overlap and cover the edges and corners of the wood.

Then I layered all of the fabric together and secured it to the seat with a staple gun.

Once the fancy new seat was complete I simply reattached it to the chair frame that I had painted in a funky metallic colour!

A gorgeous new-to-me chair!

With a fluffy, comfy seat!

2021 Update – I decided to paint the chair frame black to match the faux fur:

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  • Mcgypsy9 Mcgypsy9 on Jun 25, 2021

    Oh the many things you can do with thrifted clothing, curtains, towels, etc. etc. I love the chair! I think I too liked the metallic look a bit better but the black works just as well! Too cute!

  • Dmholt4391 Dmholt4391 on Jun 25, 2021