DIY // How to Transform an Upholstered Chair

How to transform an upholstered chair
How to transform an upholstered chair

Hi there, hope you all had a nice weekend? I promised in my Chair Reveal from last Friday, that I would share my tutorial with you on how to transform an old upholstered chair.

Since this tutorial has multiple steps, I created a little gallery for you. You can find all the material I used below, with a summary of the spendings for this project. I would love to hear what you think about this tutorial!

DIY // How to Transform an Upholstered Chair

 Material used for this project:

Since I already owned some of the items, I did not include them in my total cost. So, my spendings for material was only $35.90 plus the chair $22.00, makes this makeover a whooping $57.90.

I’d love to hear your feedback on this makeover.

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  1. Very informative and detailed tutorial! Thanks for sharing it. I’m always on the lookout for treasures like your chair to salvage and redo! Well done.

  2. The shared tutorial about the transforming an upholstered chair was nice. I hope it will be inspiring many people to change their normal chairs into decorative upholstered chairs. Decorative upholstery nails that bring in a beautiful and luxurious look to your gorgeous chairs, sofas, tables or beds with lots of options available in these decorative nails.

  3. Congrats you’ve converted an expensive, great looking chair that should be kept into something ugly. The fabric is hideous.

  4. Thanks for the tutorial! I just purchased 2 great chairs with the same skeleton as this chair and this will be my first upholstery project. Just curious, why did you sew the back panel pieces together instead of using one single piece?

    1. Hi Erin,
      I had to cut the fabric because it was curving and I couldn’t stretch it to fit the chairs frame.
      I recommend to use the old fabric as your template, once you take it off you should see how it was installed previously.

  5. very well created a cozy looking chair. To be honest, the old covering look
    cold, not inviting…The critic who didn’t like it has no taste I guess. to each his/her own…I liked it

    1. Annmarie Thank you, for stopping by and leaving me your sweet message. I had lots of fun giving the chair a great makeover if someone doesn’t like it, it’s not going to change that fact! 😉

  6. Hi,
    Would you mind telling how thick of foam you placed on the chair?
    Thank you!

    PS. You did a great job!!!

      1. Thank you so much! 4 inches thick for all around the top half and the seat bottom? I was only able to find 2 inch thick at Joann’s fabric.

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