Most posts I have planned out a few days, or at least a day, before going live. But not today’s. I have been trying to check things off my to-do list and this project, start to finish, literally was done just a few minutes ago. I posted a pic on Instagram (I’d love for you to follow along if you’re not already) and I thought I’d share a blog post about it.
Ready for a super easy, yet BIG IMPACT project? Check out how I brought this old chair alive again with a simple change of fabric. It’s so simple and I swear that ANYONE can do this. Even if you’ve never DIYed anything in your life, you can do this.
Ready? Here goes…
(By the way, these aren’t the best pics because they were taken with my iphone. That’s how quick this project + post was pulled together)
I’m sure you can pretty much “get it” from the picture, but basically you’ll need about 1/4 yard of fabric (this 1″ black & white striped fabric I snagged from the Online Fabric Store while at Haven Conference last year).
1. Lay the fabric right side down on a hard surface, then set the seat face down. Rearrange the fabric as needed so it’s positioned as you’d like. I wanted to make sure my stripes were even, so I adjusted the seat positioning accordingly.
2. Then, using a staple gun, start with one fabric edge, pull taught and staple. Then work your way around the entire seat.
And voila, 2 minutes later or less, you’re done!
Super easy and look how much of an impact a simple seat cover makes!
A few years ago the seat started out like this after finding it at a thrift store…
After a little paint + a new seat cover, it looks totally fabulous & updated…
Now the chair sits beautifully in my master bedroom…
Projects don’t always have to be difficult and timely. Sometimes the projects with the best +biggest results are the easiest! Cheers to a fabulous Memorial Day weekend!
What has been your simplest and/or easiest DIY project, craft, or upcycle?