How to paint dining room chairs and re-cover padded chair seats.
I enjoyed working with Kelle Boyd of Ann Kelle Designs on a decoupage project in January. In fact, I had so much fun with it that I pitched another project idea to Kelly.
Pair of Dining Room Chairs With Padded Fabric Seats
I would recommend latex paint instead of oil based paint. Much easier to work with and to clean up afterwards. I always try to use what I have on hand. I’m thrifty that way! I didn’t feel it was necessary to use primer on these chairs because I wanted to distress them and then coat them with polyurethane.
I applied two coats of paint.
The colorful, girly Floral Mosaic in Royal Blue from the Remix line.
Helicopters in Bright from the Ready, Set, Go! line. This is the leftover fabric from my decoupage project.
Lay your chair seat on the fabric and cut a piece of fabric large enough to fold around the back of the seat and staple securely. Always do two opposite sides first then the remaining two sides. Place your staples about 2 inches apart.
Do the corners last and ease them so there will not be a wrinkle on the seat front.
Ta-da. Two covered seats. It’s really easy.
Now you’re ready to put the chairs back together. Use your drill or screwdriver again to replace the seat.
Floral Mosaic in Royal from the Remix Line on the seat and aqua blue on the chair body.Helicopters in Bright from the Ready, Set, Go! line on the seat and the chair body painted Huckleberry.