If your kitchen chairs are looking a little tired, but you don't want the expense of buying a whole new set then why not refresh them to give them a new lease of life? Here we show you how a few easy-use items can quickly transform a chair.
- Wooden chair for makeover
- Spray paint
- Foam pad
- Heavy weight fabric, 50cm
- Jumbo Ric Rac, two colours,
- 50cm of each
- This project is custom sized
Makeover a Chair
Prepare an old chair by rubbing with sandpaper to remove any remaining paint or varnish. Following the manufacturers instructions, respray the chair in your preferred colour. Trim the foam pad to fit the size of your chair. Depending on the shape of your seat this may be a square, rectangle or even a circle.
Cut your fabric and place the thin side strip to the upper cushion, with right sides facing. Ensure that the strip is pinned evenly around the edge, mitring the corners as you pin. Working with a 1.5cm seam allowance, stitch the strip in place leaving 6cm unstitched at either end.
Pin the second piece of fabric to the strip with right sides together, and as before sew to join, leaving a 6cm unstitched at either end