Before & After: Maysem’s Reupholstered Folding Chairs

published Feb 7, 2013
We independently select these products—if you buy from one of our links, we may earn a commission. All prices were accurate at the time of publishing.
Post Image
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)
 Anything blah can be turned into something wowing, including those ugly upholstered folding chairs. All you need is some nice fabric and spray paint. I used home deco fabric so it will hold up longer. I removed the seat cushions and back rest. The chairs I have were quite old so the screws were worn out and refused to come out, so I had to cut them off. Once the seat cushion and back rest were removed, the fabric was easily removed by pulling out the staples. I took that fabric and used it as my template to cut out the new fabric covers, and then stapled the new covers right back on. Next I spray painted the chairs. For the final step, I could have made a run to Home Depot to get new screws, but opted to use what I had on hand. Instead, I used E6000 glue. Other than having to deal with old stubborn screws, this project was quite simple.

For step-by-step photos and more information, check out Ode to Inspiration.

Thanks, Maysem!

Have your own Before & After project you’d like to share with the editors? Submit it here.

(Images: Maysem Hammad)