Mid-Century Dining Chairs Makeover

13 November
Hey there! How was your weekend?

Mine was productive... finally! It's been awhile since I've gotten any large projects done but I did get this set of four mid-century dining chairs reupholstered this weekend 😊

Cute makeover of simple mid-century dining chairs

I bought a mid-century table and chairs last year on Craigslist, I am using the table but I found new chairs to go with it so didn't need these anymore.

They are pretty comfy and I knew they could be cute with a makeover so I put them in the garage planning to redo them soon. They've been out there for a few months now so I decided it was time to get them done and down to my space at the antique mall!

From the looks of this fabric I think someone reupholstered them in the late 80's or early 90's and while I'm sure they were nice at the time they made me want to barf... especially when I saw how dirty the fabric really was!

They were pretty easy to reupholster. The seats were just held on with four screws and the backs slide down onto two metal rods. So once all that was removed...

... this is what's left! It doesn't seem sturdy enough to hold a person does it!!??

I wiped down the metal parts while I had the upholstered pieces off... my goodness... so dirty!

I found the chevron fabric at Walmart. They had several different color variations, I chose the yellow, grey, black combination.

I removed the old fabric from the seats and added an extra piece of 1" foam but on the backs I just put the new fabric right over the old!

I think they turned out pretty cute, what do you think?

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  1. Anne @ DesignDreams by AnneNovember 14, 2016

    Love the fabric!! Nice job!

  2. Nancy CarrollNovember 14, 2016

    They're cute as can be! Good job!

  3. Thanks Anne! Walmart has some pretty cute and inexpesive fabric sometimes!



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