One of our most popular workshops is Simple Upholstery. This is a class we run regularly and spans four weeks, giving you the opportunity to reupholster a small item of furniture. If you are a fan of vintage chairs, this is a great opportunity to learn how to fix things up.
In the meantime, here is a round up of our favourite chair DIYs which you an find on our Upcycled Furniture Ideas Board.
The “Upholstered” Wooden Chair
Okay so this first one would probably horrify Miro, our upholstery teacher, and you couldn’t really do it to a better chair than the one used, but for a bottle of Mod Podge and some cute fabric, this is pretty cool. For the full how to, go to the blog, Designer trapped in a lawyer’s body.
The Mash Up
Take an old dining room chair, reupholster (come to our class to learn how) and then go all Frankenstein on it and attach it to an office swivel chair. We found this tutorial on MyMorningInspiration.
The Blah Office Chair
Again, this apartmenttherapy how to doesn’t require authentic upholstery skills, but instead calls for fabric and a nail gun. Looks pretty sassy for a blah chair!
The Belt Chair
Although this tutorial from EchoPaul Official doesn’t call for fabric, it does call for traditional furniture tacks, which we just love as they look so darn classy. The seat of this chair is made of belts.
The Vintage Webbed Chair
This tutorial from A Beautiful Mess might be a little more difficult than it looks, but we’d definitely give it a try. Keep your eyes peeled for frayed or seatless aluminum chairs and given them a new lease of life with coloured paracord.
The Burke Chair
Although you might have a hard time finding a good vintage version of the Burke, look out for a similar style. This chair we found on hellolidy.com is refurbished with a vintage blanket!
We hope our finds have inspired you. For more information about our traditional upholstery class, click here.
The girls at Used.ca (UsedVictoria.com) took our Simple Upholstery class and loved it, taking a cute vintage foot stool back to their office. Take a look at the video they made.