Vintage DIY Reupholstered Chair

Vintage DIY Reupholstered Chair
Vintage DIY Reupholstered Chair
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From the blogger: "My daughter got a desk from Santa this past holiday. But the big guy didn't bring her a chair for said desk. Resourceful as this seven year old is, she set up a doll case to substitute as a chair. After watching her teeter on this unconventional seat, an impromptu stop at an antique market found us bringing home a vintage vanity stool. In need of a modern redo, this cute little seat would make for the perfect chair for a child's desk."

Estimated Cost$21-$30

Time to CompleteWeekend project

Primary TechniqueHome Decor



Materials List

  • Stool
  • Spray paint
  • Fabric
  • Staple gun
  • Foam (if needed)


DIY Project Instructions

  1. If you can, take the chair apart. Spray paint (or paint with a brush) the frame of the chair.

  2. Remove the original upholstering and foam if needed.

  3. Replace the foam if required and cut the new upholstery fabric a few inches wider than the seat.

  4. Use a staple gun to secure the new fabric to the bottom of the seat.

  5. Once the paint is dry, put the chair back together.

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I love the bright colors on this project. I would never think to mix coral with baby blue, but I'm obsessed with how it looks. Although this chair doesn't look too comfy to sit it, I would definitely make it for decoration!


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