Easy Outdoor Chair Makeover

By: Mark Montano for
Easy Outdoor Chair Makeover
Easy Outdoor Chair Makeover
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Don’t settle for boring outdoor furniture ideas! Learn how to make outdoor furniture with style by following this DIY makeover tutorial for a thrift store chair. This Easy Outdoor Chair Makeover project will help you make chic and customized furniture for your outdoor space. You just need a few supplies and some creativity to make colorful chairs for your front porch or backyard patio. If you love added vibrant touches to your home decor, you are sure to adore this upcycled project idea!

Estimated Cost$11-$20

Time to CompleteWeekend project

MaterialsPaint, Recycled Materials

Primary TechniqueFurniture Projects


HolidaySpring, Summer

Project TypeMake a Project

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Are you tired of buying new outdoor cushions or of them taking a long time for the cushions to dry then you need to see this chair makeover using 1/4" plywood and some pretty vibrant paint colors. There is a video that you can watch to show you how it is done and a tutorial too with some super great tips. I love this idea how about you. I think I will try some teal and purple stripes or use different shapes or designs.

I recovered the seats of six dining room chairs with lovely tapestry fabric, but I also sewed some self fabric cord around the edges for added punch! They came out great and the tapestry fabric really wears so much better than the flimsy fabric originally used. I love the colors this project shows for the wood and the variety of color is so much fun, you can assign colors to kids for fun! I found that using a multi-colored or fabric with a design on it helps to hide the dirt, but you can cover the fabric with vinyl or scotch guard if needed.


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