December 06, 2012

Restyled Folding Chairs DIY

 We've had this set of 4 folding chairs (and table, but I didn't recover it.) that we got forever ago, They were all a dark forest green which wasn't at all cute. Taylor pinned a picture of a chair that had been spray painted  and my Mom and I decided that we had to do something to our chairs.

So during our next trip to the store, I grabbed a couple of cans of satin aqua spray paint. We also took a trip to Hancock Fabrics to pick out some fabric to recover the cushions with.

Here's a little DIY in case you have some ugly folding chairs that also need a makeover.
Supplies: Spray Paint (You need about 3 cans of paint to cover 4 chairs) Fabric, Drill or Screw Driver

 1. Using a drill (or screw driver) unscrew the cushions from your chairs. (put the screws somewhere you wont lose them, you'll have to screw the cushion back in later.
2. In a well ventilated area (I did it outside) Spray paint your chairs and let them dry completely.
3. Cover you cushion in fabric and wrap it around onto the backside. Staple or use a strong adhesive to secure the fabric on the back.
4. Screw your cushions back onto your chairs.

Aren't these way way cuter than the 4 old green chairs they started out as?

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    1. Aren't they?!? I'm excited that they turned out so well.

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  2. Eek! They're adorable!!! I love the aqua color and the bold fabrics look great! I agree, so much prettier than the old green chairs...

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    1. Thanks! My mom and I went to go pick out fabrics and she thought the fabric needed aqua in it, but I convinced her that these would look great! :)

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  3. You've done a great job! they are so much cuter now! Great fabric selection and I love aqua color! :-)

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    1. I love aqua too! I think it goes great with the bright red.

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  4. I have been walking around four of the ugliest folding chairs ever, wishing they weren't so ugly. DUH!!!!!!!!!! These are super cute!! Thanks for the inspiration (because I needed it!!)! :O)

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    1. It was a "DUH!" moment for me too when I saw the original pin that we were inspired by. ;)

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  5. Ohh now I'm wondering if you could do a folding table as well?? We have 3 sets of tables/chairs we use for bunko that could definitely use some sprucing up!

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    1. I bet you could! I haven't tried it, but it probably comes apart just like the chairs, just unscrew, paint, fabric, and screw back together! good luck!

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    2. Awesome! This is on the to-do list come Spring!

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  6. I have just finished this project on a much larger scale. (15 folding chairs) my one suggestion is to make sure your folding chairs have screws not rivets. Half way through I discovered 3 of my chair cushions were secured with rivets. I ended up making new holes in the chairs and replacing the rivets with 8 x 3/8 screws. Good Luck! Ours turned out better than expected!!!

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  7. I found these on Pinterest and came to check them out. I've been sucked in by your site for the past half hour. I'm your newest follower.

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  8. So awesome! Did you use regular cotton fabric or upholstery fabric? And what kind of spray paint? I've got to do this to our chairs!

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    1. I used just regular quilting cotton fabric! I think I just used gloss spray paint, nothing special.

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    2. Super cute idea. I have 16 chairs that need a facelift. I am going to use oilcloth (laminated fabric) because it wipes off easier and we do use these for picnics and have little ones who spill. Looking forward to a fun project! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  9. How well does the spray paint hold up to scratches?

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    1. I've had my chairs for about 6 months now and there are only a couple of tiny spots with nicks or scratches on them.

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    2. just adds to the charm...love these! I don't have fabric on my chairs, but now thinking of just hadpainting some design on the seats...thanks for the inspiration Katiebug!!

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  10. Could you please tell me what brand and color of paint you used? I love that color! Thanks for the brilliant idea1

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    1. Hi Elly, I made these about a year ago, so I honestly cannot remember what brand the paint was but I got it from the hardware section of walmart. :)

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  11. Perfect for a fun family gathering! Thanks for sharing!

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