Friday, July 17, 2015

Incredibly Cute & Easy Folding Chair Re-do!

A few years ago, I saw an idea to re-do old folding chairs.  I thought about it for a long time, like a year or two.  Then, I finally bought fabric to re-cover the seats...that was at least a year and a half ago.  Anyway no time like right now.  This summer, I will finish this UFO (un-finished object)!

First, find your old folding chairs.  Mine were given to me by my parents who got them from a church 30 years ago.  (I only found 3 pieces of gum stuck under them.)

Scout the dog is helping me!
 Remove the seat cushions.  Mine just popped out!

Scout is a big help!

Take sandpaper and lightly sand the chairs all over.  Then wash them off real good.

Start spray painting.  Use multiple light coats.

Place your seat cushions on top of your new fabric.  

Cut the fabric so it's slightly bigger than the seat.

Pull up the edges and staple all around.

For the corners, I found it looked best just to pull the fabric towards the middle and staple instead of trying to do pleats or folds.

Cut away any excess fabric around your connectors.

Pop the seat cushions back in the holes using a hammer and VOILA!

I can't believe it took me years to do this.  It was really quite simple.


  1. Those look really good! I want to do this to my patio chairs.

    1. Thanks, my family was a little scared of my color choices but they all like them now.