DIY: new upholstery for my chairs

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Today I would like to share a personal project with you that I finished last week. Two chairs that I bought a long time ago while living in Toronto … vintage chairs in a beautiful shop on Queen street, not sure if the shop is still there?

I never really liked the upholstery but last year I bought a whole roll of this retro fabric for only 6 euros and although I first imagined them as curtains in a perfectly white bedroom I decided to use them for these chairs instead.

The bedrooms here in our new Singapore apartment are a bit brownish already with all the wood used for the cupboards and floors so it was better to use white and light curtains instead. Not sure what I will do with the remaining fabric though :)

Upholstering chairs like these is actually quite easy. Just make sure you have the right stapler (you can buy in all the craft and hardware stores). Make sure you follow the patterns of the fabrics and stretch the fabric not too hard but strong enough so it doesn’t wrinkle on the top. Corners are always a bit tricky but just experiment a bit and pretend you are wrapping a gift.

Good luck! ~irene xoxo

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  1. Kreetta

    Beautiful and great work! I love vintage fabrics. Last year I found dress fabric that is from 1950-60’s and planning to make a dress…for this year’s summer partys.

  2. Lena

    Great fabric and lovely photos, too! I’ve never upholstered anything because I was afraid it was difficult to do it nicely – but this kind of upholstery looks doable… I might give it try soon, too!

  3. brooke

    stunning! love the fabric choice. so so cool and unique. well done. xo

  4. em

    beautiful! so well done, and perfect choice for the fabric indeed, and beautiful photo too!


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