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diy … dining chair makeover

I spent yesterday afternoon reupholstering our dining room chairs and wanted to share this super easy project with you.

This is a great DIY project for anyone looking for an instant update to your room. It can be done at very little cost (I covered 8 chairs for less than $30), and the project can be completed within a day.  I was pleasantly surprised at how fun this was to do.

Before starting the project I highly recommend that you take a look at this step by step tutorial “Upholstery Basics: Dining Chair Do-Over” on

So, we’re currently in the process of redoing our entire dining room, and our current chairs no longer fit into the new design plan.  The chairs were in great condition, but were slightly off in colour, so they needed a little tweaking from box store beige to a warm graphite grey.

I chose a neutral, inexpensive, WASHABLE fabric that I found in the clearance bin at a local fabric store.  I chose this fabric because with preschoolers around, I know it’s inevitable that they will get dirty and I didn’t want to invest much into the chairs.  I have chosen to keep the chairs neutral and leave the drama and pop for the drapery (coming soon!)

DIY Dining Chair

Although our chair makeover is subtle, reupholstering dining chairs can make a dramatic change to your living space, like this chair featured on funkytime so have fun with it!

DIY dining chair

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