Great creative -Reupholster chairs!

My husband and I have just brought our first house. Its a brand new house where ideally id like all brand new things to go in it... Unfortunately we only have so much money!
The colour theme we have gone for in the house is white walls, grey floors,  black features and then in every room a splash of colour.
 In our kitchen we've decided to have green as our splash of colour so instead of buying cushions for the chairs or new dining furniture I decided to reupholster our existing Ikea chairs!

It was so easy to do and looks so great so I thought I would share what I did.
Here is the before and after;

I brought the material from John Lewis (not very Thrifty but nice!) it was about £15 for 3 metres. 

I started by unscrewing the base;

and then removed the existing cover...

I placed the base of the chair onto my material and cut around it leaving about an inch extra on all sides...

and then using my Dads staple gun I stapled down the corners...

Once the corners were stapled I pulled the material tight and stapled around the edges...

and stapled all of the material to the base.

All done! Now I fixed the base back to the chair..

and voila!

 I'm so pleased with how this has come out, the material was only £15 and chairs look brand new!

I hope you liked this weeks post. 

See you next Thrifty Friday :)


  1. This is a great idea! I've just moved into a new flat and need a chair revamp! Will have to give this a go! Following :)!


  2. this is so creative!! did you do this all your own?? i would break all of them if i have noone helping me lol.


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