Give new life to garage sale find this weekend. Whether it be a new purchase from your Memorial Day weekend hunting or one of the pieces you’ve been hanging onto, just rip the bandaid off and do it. Here’s a quick slipper chair remodel I did in a few hours yesterday. All it entailed was a fresh coat of glossy spray paint, a piece of fabric and 2 samples of latex wall paint from my local hardware store. Directions below. Good luck and happy hunting this weekend!
Cut a piece of fabric large enough to wrap around and be stapled. Always give yourself a little extra.
I taped off o wide stripe down the center of the fabric. Measure from each side to make sure your pretty centered.
I brushed on white latex paint for a white edge
Then pink. If you want the lines to be perfect, let the white dry, then tape a new line for the pink. I wanted mine to be a little organic so i freehanded it
remove the tape and let it dry thoroughly
if you need to replace the foam, do so by tracing the seat onto the foam and then cut it out with scissors.
Once lined up precisely, glue your foam in place so that it doesn’t shift while you’re upholstering or in the future
I staple-gunned the fabric taught to the wooden seat, pulling the foam to a rounded edge along the sides of the cushion. Again, measure to make sure your stripe is centered and straight before you staple.
Et Voila! A new soul for your Slipper chair!