When it comes time to change up the decor, why go out and purchase all new furniture? Yes, a few crucial pieces might be in order, but there is no need to junk everything. Why not try to RE-PURPOSE what you have?!
Recently we needed to purchase a new living room suit. I decided I wanted to change up the style of the room from Tuscan Italian decor to a more minimalistic neutral decor. We found a couch and chair that I absolutely fell in love with at Arhaus and then I decided to accent it with some of our existing furnishings by re-purposing them.
First I took my old pine end table and painted it two different shades of off-white. Once dry, I had a blast roughing it up with sand paper to give the table a worn, shabby chic look.
Next I took my living room chairs in gold tones and re-upholstered them with a new complimentary patterned upholstery.
The first step was to remove the old upholstery. Rip off the border then pull the bottom of the chair off the frame. Use a screw driver and pliers to remove all the staples from the back. Then remove the old upholstery. Repeat for the upper portion of the chair.
Choosing the new fabric and border was one of the best parts of this project! I chose a neutral pattern with a sheen to it to compliment the green and white decor of my new living room.
After selecting your fabrics, measure and cut the fabric to the size you will need. Be sure to allow an extra 3" all the way around to provide enough fabric to staple to the back side of the chair seat. Use an electric or hand powered heavy duty staple gun and staples to secure one side. Pull the fabric to the opposite side tightly and staple. Work your way around alternating opposite sides until you are finished. Tuck and fold the edges neatly and secure.
Here is my finished product:
These are simple projects anyone can do and it will save you a TON of money too! Happy re-purposing!