I had a folding chair that had definitely seen better days.  It was originally bought at a yard sale for $5.00 and when purchased was like new.  After years of using it it definitely either needed to be thrown out or it needed to receive a makeover.  Since the frame itself was still in perfect condition and only the chair cushion vinyl and padding needed to be replaced I had nothing to lose so thought I would try my hand at a makeover.  I had reupholstered my dining room chairs twice so knew I could handle this little cushion.

Chair Before {try not to scream out loud at the hideousness of it!}

Materials needed:

Spray paint.  I used Krylon Indoor/Outdoor paint in White Semi-Gloss.

New chair padding and fabric of your choice.  I used burlap.  With a coupon you can get burlap for less than $2.00 a yard and I needed less than a yard for this cushion.  {Measure the size of your seat pad and add 6 inches to the width and the length just to assure you have enough to cover the padding and staple into place.}  My favorite tutorial for reupholstering a chair cushion is this one from The Family Handyman.

*Optional:  Graphics to add to seat cushion.  I downloaded mine from The Graphics Fairy 

I removed the chair base and then spray painted the frame.  It took about 5 coats of paint to cover the original dark paint.

I upholstered the base following the tutorial mentioned above.

Once the paint was dry I replaced the cushion and added a little vinyl cutout to the chair back that I made using my Cricut Solutions Cartridge, Home Décor.  That was it.  I really like how this turned out and I think I may even keep my eye open for old folding chairs in need of some love in hopes of having a funky complete set soon!

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