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Have you ever wondered how to reupholster a chair or sofa? DIY upholstery is easier than you think. I recently reupholstered our wingback chairs in our dining room as well as a sofa. The sofa was a bit more than reupholstering as I cut 2 feet out with a sawzaw and reassembled before I reupholstered it with existing drapery. The point is, it is not necessary to purchase new furniture if you don’t have to. DIY upholstery is very economical and fairly easy. Our upcoming playroom/study project will involve reupholstering an existing chair that is currently in our shed.
This sofa however was my first attempt at DIY upholstery. After I sawzalled the couch in half (yes, I took 2 feet out of the middle), I reupholstered with some existing drapery that I had from Pier 1. You can read all about our DIY couch if the sawzall part interests you. ha!
The chair I have in mind to reupholster happens to be buried behind 5 feet of snow right now in one of our sheds so I don’t have a picture to show you but it is simply the seat and back that needs to be reupholstered. The arms and legs are wood.
I have rounded up a group of gorgeous DIY upholstery projects to share with you which are serving as my inspiration for our playroom/study makeover.
I absolutely love love love what Jennifer did with an old rocking chair. You must see her tutorial, it’s fabulous!
Marion is one of my favorite bloggers and her DIY upholstery projects are amazing. What I love about this chair below is the wood and fabric combination. The chair I plan on reupholstering is similar, although not as detailed as this one.
DIY with ADD
I love looking at DIY projects because it reminds me that with a little initiative and a “I can do it” attitude, anything can be done yourself. Have you ever tackled a diy upholstery project? Email me the finished project if you have, I would love to to see it!
What started as a hobby, Jessica’s blog now has millions of people visit yearly and while many of the projects and posts look and sound perfect, life hasn’t always been easy. Read Jessica’s story and how overcoming death, divorce and dementia was one of her biggest life lessons to date.