Upholstered Chair & Ottoman DIY
How to reupholster mid-century modern chair and ottoman seats on a tight budget? Easy! Paint the frames and update the cushion covers for an easy furniture makeover. Retro chair and ottoman upholstery fabric DIY idea.
I decided to pair up a chair and ottoman for a unique look. By making the furniture a set, it will keep my costs down by using the same materials for both pieces.
Ready to start my DIY ottoman and DIY chair makeover furniture project!
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Remove Seat Cushions
The seat cushions are removed from the chair and ottoman frames. After taking off the old vinyl fabric, I noticed the original seat padding is in good condition. Luckily, neither one had any odor or stains. I can reuse both of them and save money on reupholstered seats!
Sanding and Painting
Two coats of black spray paint is applied to the frames. Once dry, I lightly distressed them using the same sand paper. This is an easy chair paint idea!
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Upholstery and Re-attach Seats
Faux black and white cow print fabric is stapled nice and tight over the original seat cushion materials. I had to make sure the fabric design was placed in the same direction for both pieces of furniture so they match. The seat cushions are re-attached by using the original screws.
The chair and ottoman had natural imperfections due to age and wear which helped with the slightly distressed look.
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Once individual pieces are now a new modern farmhouse set! A fresh coat of paint and new upholstery fabric update a retro mid-century modern chair and ottoman!
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