Updated Living Room Chairs. Again.

Recovered slipper chairs. The third makeover and it's a keeper. Click through to see the entire story.

I’m back with these chairs for third and final round of updates. I swear. Because it’s starting to get ridiculous how much press they’ve been getting. They’re supposed to be accent pieces and they’re total publicity hogs. Mostly because they keep getting themselves in trouble. I think I’m going to start referring to them as Kardashian chairs since they get so much press and keep reinventing themselves.

Recovered slipper chairs. The third makeover and it's a keeper. Click through to see the entire story.

 

Let’s start with the backstory. I bought these two when I was shopping to furnish my condo six years ago. I went to a big box furniture store and bought everything in one fell swoop. Because I was a ding dong. Never, ever, ever again. Learn from my mistakes. I was doing the brown and blue thing and these were cheap and they worked. I didn’t like them at all, even from the beginning. But they matched. That’s where my head was at. Ugh. Matching all the things.

So here they sat in my condo.

Recovered slipper chairs. First they were chalk painted. When that failed, they got recovered. They are finally perfect! Click through to see all the transformations these chairs have been through and a quick tutorial.

And at our next house (boys now included). And then our next. Fabulous accessories in this photo shot include unfolded laundry, stuffed elephants and grocery bags. #keepingitreal

Recovered slipper chairs. First they were chalk painted. When that failed, they got recovered. They are finally perfect! Click through to see all the transformations these chairs have been through and a quick tutorial.

Until they got the first makeover when I tried to chalk paint them. Because everyone said it was so easy and fab.

Recovered slipper chairs. First they were chalk painted. When that failed, they got recovered. They are finally perfect! Click through to see all the transformations these chairs have been through and a quick tutorial.

About that. The paint scratched off within a few weeks. No one ever tells you that part when they brag on about painting their chairs. Well, I did. But I’m an over sharer.

Chalk painted chair fail and recovered slipper chairs. First they were chalk painted. When that failed, they got recovered. They are finally perfect! Click through to see all the transformations these chairs have been through and a quick tutorial.

And then I finally recovered them. Not the easiest project in the world because I didn’t have help but not as bad as I was expecting. The hardest part was the measuring and putting the chair back together. If you have help, it wouldn’t be that difficult at all. I didn’t even remove the original fabric. Just stapled the new fabric over the top.

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TUTORIAL:

Here’s the quick and dirty “hardly any photo tutorial” because I do most projects on impulse and forget to take pictures. The chairs come apart which makes things easy.

How to recover a slipper chair. Click through for the full tutorial.

  1. Remove the legs from the chair.
  2. Remove the bottom and back from each other. You’ll need some pliers to loosen the bolts.
  3. Measure pieces and staple fabric over seat and back.
  4. Measure and cut fabric for chair back.
  5. Hot glue in place.
  6. Re-attach chair back to seat.
  7. Re-attach legs.
  8. Admire your handiwork. For the third time.

Recovered slipper chairs. The third makeover and it's a keeper. Click through to see the entire story.

They’re still not comfortable but there here for looks. No one expects much more than that, right?

Re-covered slipper chair tutorial.

 

Re-covered slipper chair tutorial.

And I think we finally have chairs I can live with.

Re-covered slipper chair tutorial.

 

SOURCES: (affiliate links included)
Fabric– I bought 8 yards and there is tons leftover.
Staple gun and staples
Glue gun and glue sticks

 

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These slipper chairs were chalk painted however, the paint scratched off. They finally got recovered and look terrific! Click through for the full story.

 


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Comments

  1. Thank you for sharing everything, especially the fail. We have chairs just like these, and while I like the current covering, my kids sit with their feet up, and they have become incredibly dirty. I’m glad recovering wasn’t too hard because that’s what I’ll need to do soon (and not try to paint them–thanks).
    They look awesome, by the way.

  2. These are absolutely gorgeous! I love the fabric you chose for them … they look professional!
    I hope you have a great weekend!
    Smiles!
    Terry

  3. Love! Pinned and tweeted! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at our linky party. We hope to see you next Monday @ 7 because we can’t wait to see your new creations! Happy Sunday! Lou Lou Girls

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