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Saturday, September 21, 2013

DIY French Chair Makeover

I purchased these chairs from a restaurant that went out of business for a great deal. I didn't realize what bad shape they were in until I started working on them. I've only done two so far but will admit that I've spent over twenty hours on these chairs.

My transformation began with stabilizing the chairs and glueing. I then stripped the fabric and stripped the hundreds of layers of paint (took most of my time). Lastly, I was able to reupholster, my favorite part!


Janis said...

How did you get the piping in place?

Decorella said...

I use fabric glue. I use high quality clear drying fabric glue and use temporary staples to keep it in place until it dries. I've seen people use hot glue guns but it looks very "homemade."