Make Grandma’s old arm chair new again with a little paint and some fun fabric. Tackle that reupholstering project and you’ll be proud that you did.
I have to start by telling you that I did not do these amazing chairs. 2 of my sisters each reupholstered an old arm chair that belonged to our Grandma. Both turned out so amazingly fabulous that I had to share them here. I am sorry there is not a tutorial here, I honestly have no clue what they did. But I did want to share the journey because I thought it was a fabulous transformation.
You can check out my sister Tracy’s post on her blog here.
It all started with two yellow chairs.
These two chairs sat in my grandma’s house for as long as I can remember. My mom actually remembers helping my grandma reupholster these chairs when she was little. She got to hold the tacks as my grandma nailed them in. So I honestly have no clue how old these chairs really are!
About 2 years ago my grandma passed away and these chairs were passed on to the two of them. They had big plans for them.
Fast forward to now and they finally decided it was time for them to make their big plans a reality.
My mom has a big open basement so they brought the chairs to her house and met up several times so they could figure it out together.
Their first task was to strip the chairs of the old yellow fabric. I don’t know why, but I love how these naked chairs look. It’s like looking at something that is rarely seen like the inside of your body.
Neither one of them had ever reupholstered anything before so they really helped each other and learned from each other’s mistakes.
They stayed on the same step on both chairs for most of the way so they could help each other.
Didn’t they turn out fabulous!
My sister Carla even talked my mom into buying a chair to reupholster. The funny thing is she ended up buying a new chair to tear apart!
I think I am definitely going to be on a hunt to find a fun chair too!
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