Being newlyweds, we didn't have much of anything furniture wise, so thankfully, great family and friends were eager to help. Our cousin Melissa, gave us these old cafe chairs (from a closed grocery eat-in deli). They were in great shape, but in serious need of a face lift. The seat cushions had tears, the paint was chipped, and the color was not really my dream color scheme.
After many ideas, I finally decided to paint and recover them.
(Picture: The chair's before shot.)
Here is what I did:
- I unscrewed the cushion, and painted the chair with a black acrylic paint.
- I covered the seat with a soft beige with lavender flowers pattern. It is actually an old dress of my mom's that I had kept. I used to play dress up, and I loved it. So it has some good memories attached to it. Simply use a strong glue or staple gun to adhere the fabric to the cushion.
- Return the cushion, screw in, and voila.
(Picture: Finished Product and the chair, now a decorative corner piece to add a bit more style to our room.)
Funny Story: I asked Matt if he felt like our room was becoming to girlie, he said yes, but that he didn't care. I think he's secure in his masculinity :)