If you happen to find a great deal on sturdy upholstered chair, do not pass it by because of the color. The fabric can be easily changed, and without hiring a professional. Surprisingly, you can use paint or fabric and a few simple supplies. Consider these three easy methods before buying something brand new, and transform an ugly seat into an impressive furnishing. It can be updated to match or coordinate with any other design or hue.
Use Tulip Brand Fabric Spray Paint to Completely Change the Color
When ordinary latex craft paint is used on fabric, it becomes rough and stiff. If the paint is thick it will eventually crack. Use Tulip brand spray paint to completely change the color of your upholstered chair. The product covers beautifully, and it leaves behind a soft texture unlike any other paint. It can be used to turn an ugly furnishing from drab to fab, and it takes just minutes. Use blue painter’s tape to cover wooden legs, arms or any other parts that should not be painted. Be sure to follow the directions on the label to achieve optimal results. As the photo shows, it can look phenomenal.
Opt for a Fitted Slipcover or a Covering with Ties
If you do not want to permanently change the color of your upholstered chair, opt for a fitted slipcover or a loose fitting covering with ties. If the chair is fully upholstered, buy a slipcover with elastic that will snugly hug the seat and arms. If the arms are very narrow and/or comprised of wood, look for a cover with ties instead. The back and the seat will be completely concealed. Add a throw pillow or two for comfort and style. Even if the arms are exposed, the furnishing will look significantly different than it did.
Recover the Back and Seat
When trying to decide on the best way to change the color of an upholstered chair, consider how it was assembled. If it is not fully upholstered, turn it over and look for a way to remove the back and the seat. If they can be removed without causing damage, it will be easy to reupholster. Buy upholstery fabric in a preferred color and design, and wrap the pieces as you would neatly wrap a gift. To avoid obscure lines and creases, do not stretch it. Use a heavy-duty staple gun to attach the fabric underneath. After the chair is reassembled, it will not look at all like the same furnishing. Do not be afraid to give it a try. Whether you use paint or fabric, you will save money and end up with something that looks like new.
Source: Advanced Crafting and Professional Home Decorating Experience