How to transform your old chairs into exclusive furniture

Your ordinary chair can be transformed into something beautiful and unique. It sounds hard to believe right, but it is not impossible. We will just explore some out of the box ideas for designing chairs. Here are a few ideas that you must try out. All these chairs are designed from those items that are normally available at home so you will not need to spend in a lot of money for the job.

Map chair décor

Now this idea sounds quite interesting. An old chair can look boring so all you need to do is try out this map chair design.

Step 1: For this you will need an old wooden chair. Make use of a chair that has a sizable seat or back.

Step 2: Sand the chair using sandpaper. You need to sand the chair in a rough way.

Step 3: Now you will need the map photocopies of your favorite location on the world map. You need to take out enough copies so that the chair can be covered completely. You will require Modge Podge for securing the paper to the chair.

Before putting the map on the chair make sure that the chair is properly covered with Modge Podge. The Modge Podge should be spread evenly on the chair using a brush. When you are covering the chair with the map make sure there are no blisters and you should allow the chair to dry for an entire night. Make sure that you cut off the excess paper right off your chair’s edge.

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Redefining dining room chairs

Well if you are bored of the way your dining room chairs look then it is time to bring a change. Here is how you can give a fresh look to your dining room chairs.

Step 1: Start with removing the original fabric from the chairs. Make sure that you go for a fabric that blends well with the general décor of your dining room.

Step 2: The seat frame needs to be placed in a way that the cushion side faces down on the lining. Three inches need to be traced from the edge of your cushion around the complete frame by making use of a fabric pen. Next you need to start cutting along the line.

Step 3: The lining needs to be attached to the frame using a staple gun. Start off by stapling the lining to the frame at each side’s center point and then start moving to every corner. The fabric should be pulled tautly around the chair frame. After the corners and the sides are stapled in the right place start to secure lines to the frame and you need to work from center point to the corner.

Step 4:  The excess fabric has to be trimmed along the outer edge of  the staple line.

Step 5: The lined seat frame needs to be placed facing down on the fabric. Three inches need to be traced out from cushion edge around the complete frame by making use of a fabric pen. You need to start cutting along that line.

Step 6: Make use of a staple gun and the fabric needs to be attached to the frame using a staple gun. The fabric needs to be stapled at the center point of every side and next move to every corner. Lastly the fabric should be pulled tautly around the frame.

Step 7: Once the corners and sides have been stapled in the right place then you need to secure the fabric to the frame when you work from the center point to every corner. The fabric needs to be pulled around the corners for eliminating tucks on the cushion top side.

How to transform your old chairs into exclusive furniture

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When the cushion is covered with the new fabric make sure that you attach the cushion to the chair.

This is how the final chair should look like:

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Try out both these ideas for designing the perfect chairs or give a new touch to your old chairs with these different concepts. This is the best way to put your old discarded chairs to use. Both these tutorials are quite easy and you can easily try them at home so you must implement these ideas and you will get great results.