Painted dining chairs with fabric seats are the at the top of my favorite makeovers list. You can paint wood chairs, metal chairs and plastic chairs. The difference in the before and after is so dramatic. I can't say that about a sideboard, a chest of drawers, or a desk makeover. Maybe because those don't involve fabric. Anytime you add texture to the mix it's a good thing. Tell me your favorite chair makeover......
21 Painted Dining Chairs
This first chair makeover is one of my favorites. Probably because I love the fabric so much. The paint is 0fff-white Beyond Paint. I didn't have a complete set of the chairs, just 3 but they sold right away. (click any of the project names in orange to see the complete makeover)
This is the first set of chairs where I used a drop cloth for the seat covers. I wasn't sure how they would work but I loved the look and have finished several chairs with drop cloth seats.
The green chair above is the very first project I posted on my blog back in 2011. The fabric was either a curtain or tablecloth. I can't remember which and the green paint was a favorite color and I don't have the color name or color chip anymore.
Again, one of my favorite makeovers. When you paint wood chairs they immediately look clean and fresh no matter the color. But, black paint is a classic and a favorite of mine. The buffalo check plaid prints I used just add more drama.
You might be saying, "Not burlap". I get it. Burlap is stinky. This burlap is different. It is similar to regular fabric. It is more tightly woven and doesn't have the odor regular burlap does. The burlap on the chair matches the spray paint color I used on the drawer pulls. We still have this desk and chair in our living room and I painted them in 2014.
This gray color is so soft. It could be used in just about any color scheme. And there are those awesome drop cloth covered seats again. Drop cloths work well with any color! One thing to note.....always wash the drop cloths once or twice before using them in a project. Gets out the smell and softens them up.
This chair is metal and plastic. Yes, you can paint plastic and metal with spray paint and it will not chip off if you use a good brand of paint like Rust-Oleum. The seat fabric is one of my old shower curtains. Never throw stuff away!
Can you tell off-white paint and drop cloth seats are a favorite of mine? That's because this combo works well on any style, size, shape of chair.
The decoupaged desk and the green chair are another project from my early blogging days. The fabric I decoupaged to the drawer fronts is a recycled curtain. Using the fabric to cover the seat was a no-brainer.
These cane back chairs look so good painted. I painted the chair with a corally pinkish color then lightly dry brushed white paint over the cane and the wood parts of the chair. The seat cover is a vintage pillowcase.
How fantastic is that yellow! It definitively needed a great fabric to go with the bold color. I fell in love with the fabric at first sight. I bought it not knowing what I would do with it.
I got a lot of comments about this chair makeover. A few of you wanted me to add something to the back of the chair because it is so bare. I agree it is kind of bare but I think anything on the back would have been competing against the bold fabric design. The fabric was an old shirt of mine. See, don't throw anything away.
I don't have the post for the black table and chairs anymore. I deleted it some time ago. This was a custom makeover for a long time cusomer. The black paint is Beyond paint and the seats......you guessed it.....drop cloths.
This was also a custom paint project for a high school girl. Another project from years ago. I painted and distressed the chair then used a vintage pillowcase to re-cover the seat.
This chair was already painted when I got it. All I had to do was distress the paint a bit more and cover the chair seat. The fabric is one I found at my favorite junk shop! Very rarely do I get fabric at the junk shop.
The seat fabric for this chair is from Waverly and the paint is by Waverly. They had a paint line made to match their line of fabrics. Pretty good idea.
I found more cane back chairs! Another off-white paint job with drop cloth seats. I love when I find a set of chairs with an arm chair.
You guys know I love this colorful project. The blue just called for that red knob. I painted the knob with spray paint. The fabric is one of my old shirts. I really like recycling my clothing and home decor. Saves money.
Isn't this the perfect girly chair. The metal chair is from the Nashville Flea Market. I spray painted the metal frame and then bought the soft furry fabric for the seat.
Another girly project but don't worry, the next one is for the boys. The floral fabric for the seat has a bit of black and that is one reason I chose black for the chair color. it also contrasts nicely with the white desk. I decoupaged the same fabric to the top of the desk. The "desk" is an old sewing machine cabinet.
I said this one was a boy themed project but girls like helicopters too. The blue is such a deep rich color. It reminds me of my school color which was royal blue.
Stool And Cedar Chests Makeovers
The process for painting stools, cedar chests, benches, etc. and re-covering with new fabric is basically the same as a dining chair makeover. Take a look at these projects....Painted Vanity Stool and
That's is for the chair makeovers. Which one was your favorite? Do you have any color scheme or fabric ideas for me? Leave a note if you have time and thanks for being here, Kathy