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Montgomery County TX Home Staging Tip: Giving New Life To The Ugly Chair.

Home Stager with Add Value Home Staging LLC, 281-704-6607

Montgomery County TX Home Staging Tip: Giving New Life To The Ugly Chair.

how to re upholster an old chair



If you are selling your house or re-decorating your space, you always try to keep your cost down. Here is an example of giving the old chair a new life by painting and reupholstering it. It does take some time but when you see the end project you get excited.

reupholster an old chair


Stop thinking that you are OK with what you already have! Make a step forward toward better interior! You deserve it! And you can do it!

If you feel that you are little depressed, it might be because of your surroundings. Are you happy with the space you live in? Do you think your buyers will be excited too? There is always a way to change...the hardest part is to start. Don't be afraid! Start with something small. Look for your inspiration and think outside of the box.

Fabric stores are not the only place where you can find fabrics. Large prints are popular now but are not that easy to find and can cost you a lot of money.  What I used to re-upholster this chair was a $12 fabric  shower curtain. You can also check table cloths or window curtains at the clearance section in your Home Goods store. Shower curtain standard size will cover 4 chairs.


 I didn't need to recover 4 chairs and guess where the Shower Curtain leftovers went? I used it in the bedding. That touch of green was exactly what the room needed.

reupholstering an old chair

If you need fresh ideas for your home, just give me a call 281-704-6607 or e-mail anna@addvaluehomestaging.com

Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Hi Anna ~ What a clever idea!  You are very good at using inexpensive materials to make something old look beautiful!  Please continue to show us more of your wonderful designs!

Mar 23, 2012 04:02 PM
Janet Jones
Just Your Style Interiors, LLC - Kihei, HI
Home Staging, Interior Redesign Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

Hi Anna--you know I love to reuse, repurpose and recycle and what you did with that chair and bedding is so creative and beautiful.  People would pay big money for a chair like that, but as you explain, with a little hard work and creativity you can achieve the look yourself for a fraction of the cost.  Love how you tied the whole room together. 

Mar 23, 2012 05:05 PM
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

The chair looks amazing Anna and I love the colors in the bedroom.  Well done.  You just reminded me I have to chairs that need to be recovered................I need to get busy.

Mar 23, 2012 07:28 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Well done Anna!  I LOVE the colors....of course it's common knowledge that I love black, and the pattern on the seat is fabulous!

I have a chair that needs a new seat that I'm anxious to do....just have to wait and see what room I'm using it in so I know what fabric to use.

Mar 24, 2012 03:43 AM
Janice Ankrett
Burlington, ON
Staging Professional

Anna, what a great project! A little fabric can make a big difference. Combine that with painting the chair and it is updated completely. well done!

Mar 24, 2012 09:30 AM
Anna Dovger
Add Value Home Staging LLC, 281-704-6607 - The Woodlands, TX
Home Staging -The Woodlands, TX

Thank you Maureen, stay tuned I have to more projects in mind...or maybe more LOL

Janet, you right that  little bit of time and some creativity can do wonders.

Roger, thank you . I will be waiting for your pictures.

Thank you so much Valerie, I keep looking at this chair and thinking about reupholstering my whole dining set.

Sharon, thanks for advising your BM Satin Impervo. The paint is delight to work with. I have 2 more items on my list...just can't stop painting.

Janice, people are so attached to the last century wood finishing and old apholstery. It's time to update with vibrant colors and go bold in fabric.

Mar 24, 2012 01:02 PM
Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

Anna, love the idea of using a fabulous shower curtain with vibrant colors - you did a great job and the chair looks fantastic!

Mar 28, 2012 04:07 AM
Alicia Barrington
Houston Home Staging Presents Alicia Barrington

Beautifully done Anna!

Apr 07, 2012 10:04 PM
Anna Dovger
Add Value Home Staging LLC, 281-704-6607 - The Woodlands, TX
Home Staging -The Woodlands, TX

Joanna, thanks. I bought one shower curtain, and than saw the same fabric in my local fabric store. So there is no difference.

Thank you Tom.

Apr 08, 2012 02:52 AM