How-to: Colorblock Chair

The DIY experts at HGTV Magazine recreated this flea market find. Here’s how you can, too.

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Materials Needed:

  • high-gloss latex paint
  • paint brush
  • fabric and trim

Step 1

Bring the chair to a professional upholsterer. You can rip out the caning—or fabric, if the chair is upholstered—and paint the frame first to save a little money. We used a high-gloss latex paint.

Step 2

Our upholsterer built a new seat and back from wood and topped both pieces with foam. Then he covered them in wool felt upholstery fabric with a double welt trim. For a color-blocked look, we chose orange for the bottom and pink for the top.

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