Reupholstering the seats of old dining room chairs is one of my favorite things to do when I have gotten sick of my current decor in my home. I originally refinished these chairs back in November of 2009, but if you know me, I need something new quite often!

I loved the chairs originally because they only cost me $4.00 from the thrift store! To check out the original tutorial, go to my original post in November 2009 about how to refinish furniture. Gotta love thrift store shopping (click on the link to the left for my tips on thrift store shopping)!old dining room chairsThe chairs looked like this for a little over two years. The kiddos have basically destroyed these two chair seats, and since it is VERY inexpensive to reupholster seats, I decided it was time for a change! For those of you who may be new to All Things Thrifty, I painted the chairs with Krylon Ocean Breeze and glazed them using my glazing 101 technique. I love how they turned out, and they have been one of my favorite things in my home ever since. old furniture

I bought the fabric at a store in Southern California called Dorrell Fabrics, and I WISH I LIVED CLOSER TO IT! Holy cow, I could have stayed there all day! I have a love affair with fabric stores, and I had a blast walking through their humungous fabric warehouse! This fabric is called “Dahlia” by Thomas Paul. I love the slate color of the fabric, and of course I love the turquoise, cream, and olive green combination. (I’m a little obsessed with the color combo lately!)

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It was super easy, and in less than ten minutes, I had the change that I needed!! If you need instructions on how to reupholster seats or benches, check out my tutorial HERE.


  1. The Yoder's Four says

    Oooo, love the new fabric!! I am not to be trusted in a fabric store… I buy remnants at Walmart or JoAnns every time I go, even if I don't have a project for them!

  2. says

    Looks great! I love re upholstering chairs too, but when I find a fabric I really really like and want to keep for a while I make sure to put clear vinyl over it :) then again, I dont change things up very often, lol!

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