8 Mid-Century Modern Chairs Get Custom DIY Makeovers

I found the best of the best chair makeovers and link photos to their tutorials. The text here the bloggers’ description, so take a sit and prepare for creativity.

Tater found a chair on the curb near our subdivision last October. The weather has been nice, and we now have been able to finish this one up. We are going to use it as one of our studio office chairs. Here is the before and after.

http://capturingroots.com/blog/2012/05/21/office-chair-before-and-after/

WHite chair with yellow pattern

I bought this chair at the Habitat for Humanity Restore and it clearly needed a new seat cover, but was otherwise awesome. I Gorilla Glued the brace in the front because it was a little loose, wood puttied some knicks, sanded it down, then spray painted it to awesomeness.

Once it was sanded I lightly wiped it off with a damp cloth, spray two coats of Kilz spray primer, then lightly sanded and wiped again, then sprayed two coats of Rustoleum white spray paint (satin finish) and one heavy coat of Mod Podge acrylic sealer. Originally I was going to polycrylic the whole thing to protect it, but it’s not going to be in a high traffic area so the sealer should be fine.

sweet and simple

sweet and simple

Flea+Market+Makeovers+Before+After

Reupholster a Chair

Reupholster a Chair

This chair seemed pretty damaged before but it turned out all it needed was a little attention. It was an old rocking chair inherited from a grandma so it had sentimental value. However, the way it looked wasn’t appropriate for it to be taken inside, not to mention used. After reinforcing and cleaning the parts a little, the chair also got a new fabric with a new pattern and it was ready to be reupholstered and used again.{found on ds}

Melisa Reupholstered Chair

Melisa Reupholstered Chair

If you have a tricky surface to paint, do not make a mess with a brush. With the spray is easier, passes over every surface and leaves no traces as brush painting.

Old Chairs Restoration

Old Chairs Restoration

The process was surprisingly easy, despite the curviness of the back and seat pieces. The foam underneath the original vinyl was in okay shape, so I kept it. I chose to cover the chair using two old IKEA cushion covers (can’t find them online)… lets face it, I wasn’t sure if this experiment was going to work and I didn’t want to hack into my nice Florence Broadhurst fabric just in case. But the cushion fabric is pretty sturdy and will last a little while I hope.

crappy found chair

crappy found chair

Then there’s the old console table and bench I repurposed into a Pretty Pink Vanity.

diy pretty pink vanity

diy pretty pink vanity

Back in mid-November Christine, of Bijou and Boheme, blogged about picking up these lovely-lined but shabby (and pink!) chairs, along with an inspiration photo of similar chairs covered in fur. Then Christine lived with the chairs while she decided what exactly she wanted to do with them.

fur chair

fur chair

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