Renovate an Old Wooden Chair
We all have wooden furniture in our homes. If nothing, everyone must be possessing one from among many types of wood chairs. If one of your wooden chairs is in such a condition that it can’t be used further, you can revamp it to get a new chair. Chair renovation will not only save you money but also do a favor to the environment. You’ll get a new cheap chair which is a fine piece of eco-friendly furniture too! Here is the step-by-step instruction for renovating your old wooden chair into a brand new upholstered chair.
Get the required material for your DIY project of chair renovation. You will need wood glue and clamps; a staplegun; some filling material (batting) like cotton, wool, synthetic fibers etc. or a foam cushion; upholstery fabric-5 inch larger than the foam cushion; fine-grit sandpaper; some paint or stain; and of course, the old wooden chair. Remove any screw that is still there on the chair. Also pull out the parts that are no longer strong enough to support the chair. Make the chair as strong as you can by reassembling the parts (that you had earlier pulled apart) with glue and clamps and then putting the screws back from where you disassembled them. If you plan to stain the wood, take out all the paint with the help of sandpaper. However, if you wish to paint your old furniture chair, you don’t need to sand it down to the wood. Wipe the chair with a damp cloth and let it dry. If staining, apply the wood stain with a piece of cloth evenly over the whole chair. Apply stain everywhere, even in the cracks. Apply two coats of stain to get a perfect even surface. If painting, apply the paint on the chair with even strokes of a small brush. Here also, you may need two coats of paint to get an even surface. Take the wood base of the cushion and set it on some thick batting. Now trace around the wooden seat form and lift the batting, upside down, onto the fabric. Put the wood on top to make a batting sandwich and then pull the fabric towards yourself. Staple on the underside of the seat platform. Staple it tightly across the top surface. Trim the extra fabric from the bottom and turn it over. If you want, you can even make another thinner cushion for the chair back (to be tied on at the top and bottom of the back). Alternatively, take the fabric(whatever is left) and make a simple pillow case. Slip it over the back and secure with a sash tied from front to back with a large bow behind it!
Your all renovated eco-friendly new upholstered wooden chair is all ready to be used!
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