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Cold and gray, this uninspired living room wasn't remotely inviting.
The chairs were given a punch of personality with a coral-inspired print. Simple upholstery techniques made this makeover super easy.
Without spending big bucks, the chairs give the room a fresh modern feel with a nod to the past.
To breathe life into this once dull space, we used vibrant color, bold patterns, and contemporary accessories such as artwork, a DIY lamp, and a bold zebra-print rug.
Before the chairs received a new coat of paint, they were quickly sanded to prepare the surface.
A fresh coat of paint took these chairs from drab to fab.
What You Need: Screwdriver or drill, fabric, fabrics pencil, scissors, staple gun, and staples
1. Remove existing seats using a screwdriver. Remove the original fabric, leaving the foam in place. If the fabric is clean and intact, you can cover right over it.
2. Lay new fabric facedown. If you removed the original fabric, use it as a pattern to trace onto the new fabric. If you didn't remove the fabric, use the seat as a pattern. As you trace the seat, allow enough extra fabric all around to fold to the bottom of the seat.
3. Cut fabric and place right side down. Place seat with right side down on top of the fabric.
4. Pull fabric around to the bottom of the seat, starting at the center of one side and securing with a staple. Repeat at the center of the opposite side, pulling fabric taut but not stretching it too much. Repeat on the last two sides, trimming the fabric at the corners. Then peek at the front to make sure the fabric looks appropriate, especially if your fabric has a pattern to center on the seat.
5. Continue stapling on the seat back at 1-inch intervals, and then replace the seat on the chair.
With a few simple steps these chairs were given a new life!
This bold, modern wallpaper adds a dash of color to the dining room along with a little retro flair.
This modern version of a china hutch is a prime place to store dishes but also adds a pop of orange to tie in the tones from the adjacent living room.
Use open shelving when a top-heavy hutch would be too cumbersome. If space is tight, look for a shallow sideboard with a lot of interior shelves.
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