Chair Makeover: Garbage to Gorgeous® #2

It makes me crazy when I see perfectly good stuff in the trash! This time, I picked up a chair that had been tossed to the curb.

It was spring clean-up in my sister’s neighborhood when I spotted this beauty! Some of the joints were loose and it was dated. My husband added some screws and glue, now it’s nice and sturdy.

It was a little uneven, but that was easily fixed by sticking on a scratchpad.

Now, it’s cute as can be and is a great accent seating in my kitchen!

In case you missed Garbage to Gorgeous #1, you can find it HERE!

Supplies for the Chair Makeover

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Chair Makeover Video

If you want to see exactly how I did the chair makeover, you can see it here.

Chair Makeover Directions

Step 1

Clean your chair and remove the cushion, fabric, and foam.

remove seat from frame of chair
remove fabric from chair seat

Step 2

You can use sandpaper to rough up the finish. Some paints don’t require it so be sure to read the label.

Sand chair with sandpaper

Step 3

With a damp cloth, wipe the dust and dirt off.

Wipe down frame with damp cloth

Step 4

Paint the chair with chalk paint. It will take two coats.

Paint frame with chalk paint

Step 5

Cut the foam, fabric, and quilt batting to fit the seat that you removed.

Layer fabric and batting for seat

Step 6

Staple the corners on first. You can see the technique in the video above.

Staple corner of fabric to the bottom of the chair seat

Step 7

Then, I staple the sides and cut off the excess fabric.

Staple the sides of the cushion
trim off excess material from bottom of seat

Tip: Use a hammer to make sure all the staples went all the way in. This is especially helpful when the fabric is thick.

Step 8

Once the paint is dry and the cushion is recovered reattach the cushion.

reattach seat to chair

Tip: When you remove the screws from the seat, make sure you put the screws in a safe place, so you have them when it’s time to reattach the cushion.

That’s it! This chair was a piece of garbage that would have ended up in a landfill and instead, it’s a fabulous accent chair!

Garbage to gorgeous chair makeover DIY

More Furniture Makeovers

Here are a few other Garbage to Gorgeous® projects:

If You Need an Accent Chair

If you love furniture makeovers, but maybe you just don’t have the time to jump in on a project, here are some beautiful accent chairs that might work with your home decor!

Thanks for stopping by! Keep an eye out on garbage day! You never know what you might find!

Remember: Life’s too short not to shimmer, so grab your glue gun and your glitter!™ Stay safe!


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4 thoughts on “Chair Makeover: Garbage to Gorgeous® #2”

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  2. Gorgeous! That is a fun way of bringing back refuse. We ought to minimize waste as much as possible. Should we begin to dispose them, it should at least be in a way that won't be such a hindrance to other people and our surroundings. That is not only a great start, it's also among a set of alternatives. People should contemplate that more often. Great move on your part!

    Aaron Walters @ Green Clean Water and Waste

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