How to Revamp a Rocking Chair

Upcycle flea market finds to create exciting new pieces courtesy of the DIY experts at HGTV Magazine.
By: Jaimie Dalessio Clayton
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Photo by: Marko Metzinger

Marko Metzinger

Materials Needed:

  • paint
  • paint brush
  • fabric

Step 1

Bring the chair to a professional upholsterer. You can rip off the fabric and paint the frame yourself to save a little money, or have your upholsterer paint for you. We used a high-gloss enamel.

Step 2

Our upholsterer added new foam to the seat cushion and back, and recovered it in cotton. Depending on the condition of the chair, you may not need new foam.

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