Head to your attics and garages and dig out your best vintage furniture because it’s time to put it to good use. And even in your own home! Vintage furniture has great bones…and here’s why a quick remodeling project can make that once hated chair into a now-loved home decor staple.
If your chair is run down with peeling paint…roll with it! Use vinegar, steel wool, or a variety of other items to distress the chairs even more. Worn in is ALWAYS in.
I remember my grandmother having a set of patio chairs exactly like this but in a bright yellow! Bring classic furniture to the 21st century with a coat (or two, or three). This royal blue would look great with a shade of pink!
Turn your vintage chairs into a stunning set of dining room chairs. These look like they could have been store bought! Use spray paint on the chair framing, and don’t hesitate to consider reupholstering your chair bottoms!
In my head I can picture exactly what this chair looked like before this epic remodel! Dark framing got a light update with grey spray paint. Don’t forget to reupholster!
This looks like it took forever to reupholster, but it’s really just a custom made slip cover! As always, slip covers should be made bigger than the area they are covering. Slip covers look best when tucked into every nook and cranny!
This French chair got a complete remodel when it’s original upholstery was ripped out and it’s bones were covered in chalk paint!
A set of folding chairs never looked as good as they do now! The tiny cushions are easy to reupholster, and a quick coat of spray paint is all that is needed to brighten up the metal framing.
Cane chairs were another classic piece of furniture that was prevalent in my grandmother’s home. Bring it back from the 1970s with whitewash and a fast reupholstery job. Reupholstering the back of the chair is a bit more difficult, but the end results are worth it. This blogger used a stapler to adhere the fabric to the back of the chair. Piping covers the fabric seams!
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