May 31, 2012

Reupholster a Chair with a Drop Cloth

Today we're talking chairs...because I redid another one. The chair obsession continues, and this time I decided to try out this whole dropcloth trend for myself. 


Upholster an old chair using a dropcloth from a home improvement store. A totally affordable way to update your upholstery!


I used a regular dropcloth from a home improvement store and simply cut it to size and used it as the upholstery for my seat cushion. Since dropcloths are essentially just cotton canvas material, they make for the perfect upholstery material! For less than $10 I had enough to upholster this chair, a footstool, and an upholstered headboard!


I originally found this cute little chair during one of my thrift store shopping trips for $7 and the ottoman at a garage sale for $2.

Upholster an old chair using a dropcloth from a home improvement store. A totally affordable way to update your upholstery!


 I painted them both ivory last year, but before I reupholstered them, I removed all of their old upholstery so you could see somewhat of a 'before' picture. Here they are in the nude.

Upholster an old chair using a dropcloth from a home improvement store. A totally affordable way to update your upholstery!

They were originally a stylish blue recliner fabric, so the dropcloth is quite the improvement.

I used this handy tip found in this post to attach my nailhead trim around the seat cushion.






It adds just enough glam to an otherwise simple chair.

Upholster an old chair using a dropcloth from a home improvement store. A totally affordable way to update your upholstery!



And that's all for today! Thanks so much for stopping by.
You can see my top 10 chair makeovers here.

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13 comments:

  1. Oh I love it, so pretty and so much more comfortable than the burlap everyone is using. This looks fabulous. Hugs, Marty

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  2. This is genius! I would have never thought of using drop cloths. Now I'm off to search my house for something to reupholster :)

    Stopping in from the TJ community!

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  3. Wow, I love this! Who would of thought using drop cloth to reupholster? Oh, that's right, you did :)

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  4. The May issue of Country Living featured a house where all the living room furniture was reupholstered with drop cloths. I wanted to do that then, and after seeing this chair, I really want to do that now! Beautiful!

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  5. Amazing!!
    Thanks for sharing at Show & Share!
    Featuring this in tomorrow's party!

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  6. This came out so classic looking! Great finds!

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  7. I am in love with this chair! What awesome finds! You sure did make them look fabulous!
    Great job!
    I would love if you stopped by to link them up to my party!
    Stacey of Embracing Change
    http://staceyembracingchange.blogspot.com

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  8. I love drop cloths as upholstery fabric. We had a love seat recovered with drop cloths, and I love it.

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  9. great job!!! i love the pillow too! did you make it? if so i missed that post, darn it!!!

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  10. This is quite an AMAZING look! I will be attempting my first foot stool, so I will be referring to your tutorial on that in the near future.

    And since I am a HUGE fan of drop cloths, but I think a special trip to Home Depot is in order for the $10 variety!

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  11. I love your blog! I am attempting this project this weekend. Where did you find grey drop cloth? I have looked online at home depot and they all seem to be beige/cream.

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