Furnishings with good bones but bad skin can be quickly refreshed with basic do-it-yourself upholstery techniques. We'll show you how to create upholstered accessories for less, plus rescue well-loved pieces with paint, nailhead trim, and more.
An eye-catching headboard can take your bedroom from so-so to superstar status. When Beckie of Infarrantly Creative couldn't find a fabric she loved, she created her own. Plain off-white fabric was painted and stenciled before being turned into a budget-friendly upholstered headboard.
Add style and substance behind the bed with an upholstered headboard. Watch and learn how to make your own this weekend.
Give upholstered furniture a luxe touch with nailhead trim. Watch our step-by-step video to learn how.
Liven up a neutral furniture arrangement with a bold ottoman. Customize your ottoman with colorful fabric that makes a statement. And the best part? No sewing!
Removable seats make re-covering a cinch. Use this step-by-step guide to breathe new life into flea market finds with fabulous bones.
Turn a dated chair into a work of art with the power of paint. This once-burgundy eyesore became a head-turning masterpiece thanks to a flower motif that mimics vintage florals.
Call on the power of paint to give your upholstery a fast style update. This step-by-step video shows you exactly what to do.
Update worn furniture with some fresh fabric and a new coat of paint! The old cushion covers were removed to provide the pattern for the new upholstery, and the frame was sanded with 180-grit sandpaper to remove gloss and give the wood a bit of tooth. A coat of primer was brushed on to prepare the wood surface. The final coat of spray paint provides a sleek finish.
Above the desk, a lively lattice-pattern fabric adds energy to a memo board. To create it, we primed and spray-painted an old picture frame. Using spray adhesive, we affixed a piece of fabric (cut slightly larger than the foam-core board sized to fit inside the frame) to the board and smoothed it to remove wrinkles. When finished, we attached the board to the frame with fabric tape.
We complemented our newly re-covered chair with an ottoman upholstered in a pop of pure color. The turquoise vinyl is a durable and easy-to-clean choice for kick-back cool.