We Used an Old Shower Curtain to Recover These Old Chairs!!

Beth and Spencer Teller
by Beth and Spencer Teller
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We love to repurpose items we found on the curve! We found this old set buy a dumpster. It was kind of a mess and needed paint and material. We are on a tight budget. About the shower curtain pictures about five years ago. It was in my daughter's bathroom and had a few stains on it. However I love the material. When we went to redo the material on the new chairs repainted my husband had a lightbulb moment. We wash the shower curtain really good cut it in the areas that had no stains and it came out amazing. We even used a clear shower curtain liner to cover the material.
We start by cleaning the chairs. We sanded and repaired some areas on the chair that were chipped. Then we used Bullseye 1 2 3 primer as we always do. We then painted it with a creamy off-white color. Let it dry lightly distressed. Then we always seal it with polycrylic top coat.
Here's the shower curtain before we cut it up for material.
You made sure that pattern had no stains on it.
We then used a brand new shower curtain liner to cover the material for protection. We have an eight-year-old and let's be honest she likes to spill half of her dinner on the chairs :)
All done!!

Here is the set all together!!!
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  • Ann Dougherty Ann Dougherty on Oct 21, 2020

    you did an amazing job!

    If you painted the table, what did you use to seal the tabletop?

    is it a hard surface, or sticky?

  • Cynthia Cynthia on Oct 21, 2020

    That’s amazing! Love it! Thanks for sharing. I have all wooden chairs and put cushions on them but don’t seem to help. Any ideas?

  • Marcia Marcia on Oct 15, 2023

    So you just stretched the material over the seat holes? Seriously, how did you do the seat and the padding? How was it all attached?!?!

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  • Jinxx Jinxx on Jul 15, 2022

    It’s gorgeous and really lightened up the whole room! Looks like an expensive beach house now!

  • Sarah Sarah on Oct 15, 2023

    The shower curtain was such a cheap solution I think you could have skipped the plastic covers for a better look otherwise great job