Revamped chair project and incredibly low budget transformations

Revamped chair project and incredibly low budget transformations

Revamped chair project and incredibly low budget transformations. Giving new life to a favorite piece of furniture is becoming an increasingly popular project in the DIY community. We are certainly attracted by the idea of ​​transforming your interior with a low-budget makeover. But financial reasons are far from being the main motivation for DIY enthusiasts. The mission of renovating a piece of furniture that has been found or has long been forgotten in the attic remains above all an opportunity to cultivate your creative muscles. After our selection of ideas for a revamped table at a low price, it’s the turn to the bluffing projects of the revamped chair.

Redesigned marble effect chair

Necessary material:

  • A wooden office chair
  • Decorative adhesive or marbled decorative paper
  • A carving instrument
  • A pair of scissors
  • A cutter
  • Sandpaper
  • A brush
  • Masking tape

Steps to follow: 

  • Before starting your makeover project, sand the surface of the chair well using the sandpaper with a fine grit.
  • Apply a coat of glue varnish. Do not take too long after laying the glue to put the paper. So remember to measure and cut the paper in advance according to the size of your chair.
  • Adhere the paper starting with the seat. Smooth by hand, driving towards the edges and smooth out if necessary to avoid air bubbles and blisters.
  • Let the glue dry for 10-20 minutes before cutting off the excess paper using a pair of scissors.
  • Apply a coat of mod podge on top of the paper both to seal it and give it shine.

Sophisticated hounds tooth office chair

Revamped chair project and incredibly low budget transformations

Necessary material:

  • Hounds tooth fabric
  • White spray paint
  • A stapler
  • A flat screwdriver
  • 5 cm thick padding foam

Stages of the renovation:

  1. Start by disassembling the different parts of the chair using a flat screwdriver. You can remove the plastic parts hiding the tubes. Dust off the basic structure of your chair before you tackle the paint.
  2. Go for a white spray paint with a satin finish. The spray paint multi-material Rustoleum ensures a perfect adhesion to a plastic or metal surface. Leave to dry.
  3. Go to the next step of covering the backrest and seat. Remove any plastic element at the back of the backrest and the seat. Remove the staples that secure the fabric using the flathead screwdriver and pliers.

Use the old fabric and the old upholstery as a pattern. Use foam padding with a thickness of at least 5 cm for a comfortable seat. Transfer the padding foam to the seat and cut out following the outlines. Dress the upholstery and seat in fabric and secure with the stapler and lotus drawing.

Artistic chair upholstered in magazine paper

Necessary material: 

  • A chair
  • Magazines
  • A pair of scissors
  • A brush
  • White glue
  • Acrylic paint
  • Tape
  • Some nail polish

The steps to follow: 

  • Cut out pictures from your old favorite magazines.
  • Add a little water to the glue to make it more liquid.
  • Apply the mixture to part of the chair and adhere the magazine clippings to it. Avoid posing large images. Once the chair is covered with magazine paper, let the glue dry.
  • Apply a thicker layer of glue to the top of the paper for a glossy finish.
  • Paint the rest of the chair in your favorite colors. Protect the acrylic paint by applying varnish to it.

The holographic invades the decoration

Necessary material: 

  • A heather plastic chair
  • Iridescent cellophane paper
  • Glue varnish
  • A brush
  • Clothespins or tongs
  • A pair of scissors

The steps to follow:

  • Start by applying a layer of glue varnish in small sections of 15 – 20 cm.
  • Adhere the iridescent cellophane paper on it by smoothing by hand.
  • Do the same for the rest of the chair. Cut the excess cellophane paper with a craft knife or fold it inwards, if the structure of the chair allows it. Use clothespins and a little glue to adhere the edges to the surface of the chair.
  • Once the chair is completely covered, cut and smooth the blisters (if there are any) using the cutter and a little glue.
  • You can also apply a second protective coat of Mod Podge varnish.

We love the futuristic iridescent effect

Necessary material: 

  • 2 m of pink toupee fabric
  • Spray paint
  • A pair of scissors
  • A curved needle
  • A stapler, pins
  • Sewing machine

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