How-to: Gorgeous Revived Chair

The DIY experts at HGTV Magazine recreated this flea market find. Here’s how you can, too.
By: Jodi Kahn
Blue and White Updated Chair

Blue and White Updated Chair

Fabric: Jill Byers Shibori 1 Bigger on Eco Canvas, $32 per yard, spoonflower.com; Paint: Gloss White by Valspar

Photo by: Alison Gootee/Studio D

Alison Gootee/Studio D

Step 1

Bring the chair to a professional upholsterer. To save a little money, you can rip off the fabric and paint the frame yourself. We used a high-gloss latex paint.

Step 2

Our upholsterer didn’t add back the tufting that was on the original chair; instead he smoothed out the seat back with batting, then covered the chair in an upholstery-weight polyester-canvas-blend fabric and added a double welt trim.

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