DIY chair makeover tutorials | How About Orange

September 02, 2011

DIY chair makeover tutorials

With a long weekend ahead of us, my thoughts turn to home projects. A conversation about seating last night has prompted this post: a smattering of ideas for transforming chairs. My favorite? The DIY herringbone tutorial from Martha Stewart, above.

For more inspiration, also check out:
Maya Made's freezer paper stenciled chair
Love.Life.Larson's simple striped chair
Ana White's pleated slipcover
How Joyful's office chair reupholstery project

Have a great holiday weekend, everyone!

31 comments:

Lil Mama Stuart said...

I think the last link is wrong :( I want to pretty up my black office chair!

Anonymous said...

Me too!!! please repost the correct link!

Anonymous said...

Should be
http://www.howjoyful.com/2011/08/desk-chair-transformation/

Naomi said...

Ooh, I'm thinking of using this technique on my daughter's crib! I need to repaint it anyway!

Kellie said...

@ Lil Mama Stuart LOL Me Too! I found the correct link http://www.howjoyful.com/2011/08/desk-chair-transformation/

leah said...

Fabulous. I <3 that herringbone!!!

Jessica Jones said...

Oops, sorry guys! I've fixed the link.

Casey said...

I love the herringbone paint treatment, though I don't think I could ever touch a brush to the beautiful Eames! Instead, I tried it on an IKEA step stool and it came out great! I did mine in green and white. I'm liking the stripey chair, too!

Jessica Jones said...

Yeah, I wouldn't do it to a real Eames, either. But I think they said in the video they used a knockoff. I'd have no qualms about doing this to a cheap reproduction or something from IKEA. Or to my entire house. :)

Erin @ Brownie Bites said...

I would make a royal mess of that herringbone project! Actually, I'd probably make a mess out of all of these! Very clever ideas, though.

Hello Olive said...

I love the 1st chair!

MegganB said...

I kind of gasped when I saw your post because I thought the first chair was yours and you were going to re-do it! I'm so relieved! :)

Charlotte said...

cool chairs! If you want to see more charis then you should check out the ones my great friend made;

http://myoldbluesuitcase.blogspot.com/2011/06/please-have-seat.html

have a great weekend!

Andrea said...

Thanks for sharing my link on your blog!!

Www.lifelovelarson.blogspot.com

Joy @ HowJoyful said...

Thank you for linking to my "very-bright-polka-dot-covered" chair =] hehe
I just LOVE that herringbone chair!!

The Needle Shop said...

omg, you're killing me with that herringbone.

Grandma G said...

Wondering what YOU're going to be working on this weekend! ??

Mum

Creaciones said...

Hola,
In our blog http://lascreacionesdebeaynatalia.blogspot.com/ , we've dedicate some post about reusing and reciclying. We've visited some blogs that show us to do it. One of them is HOW ABOUT ORANGE, so we invite you to visit our blog. The blog is in Spanish, but you can use a gadget to translate it. Thanks!

Meriem said...

Goodbye to my boringoffice chair! Now i have seen that polka dot green and white idea, my chair is going for a makeover. Love the ideas. Meriem in France

Periwinkle Paisley said...

Love that green polka dot. It's cheerful!

The Gourmet On A Diet said...

Ooh, that green polka-dotted one gives me an idea for my wretched hand-me-down desk chair...although I should just get one that doesn't make my shoulder hurt...at least it can be pretty in the meantime!

able mabel said...

The top chair is my fav!

Isabela Oliveira said...

I loved these chairs in my work as a designer I seek inspiration and your blog is my favorite .....
Success!

jeannette said...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/purejuice/5271977293/

great minds think alike!

Mika said...

I wonder if these projects are tricky.

I love how a splash of paint or your favourite fabric can really transform an ordinary piece of furniture!

Rachel said...

great chair makeover!

freshwebmedia said...

I love the herringbone paint treatment, though I don't think I could ever touch a brush to the beautiful Eames! Instead,

Madame Bidule said...

my vintage tubular armchair makeover on http://madamebidule.blogspot.com/2011/08/relooking-fauteuil-tubulaire.html

Jessica Jones said...

Aaaah! It's so awesome!!

Casey said...

I painted it over a year ago, but I FINALLY got around to posting my herringbone step stool on my blog. Take a look: http://vitaminihandmade.blogspot.com/2011/09/herringbone-paint-treatment.html

Bean said...

Love these ideas....I added a link to this page on my blog. Thanks again for the inspiration!

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