From trash to treasure – my favorite antique chairs

Happy Saturday, friends!!! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

Today I am so excited to be joining a group of wonderful bloggers for our monthly Lifestyles Of Love Blog Hop, hosted by the very sweet and talented Cindy of County Road 407!

If you’re stopping by from The Crowned Goat, welcome! I’m glad you’re here!!

This month, it’s all about stools and chairs! I’m sharing this pair of chairs that I got for free!! A true diamond in the rough!

I started by taking the fabric off the chairs and removing all the staples.

I LOVE the old burlap on the back, so I decided to leave it exposed. Why cover up such beauty?!!

Notice the big divot in the middle of the seat? It most definitely needed to be fixed! To fix it, I placed a big pile of batting in the seat.

I then placed a piece of drop cloth over the batting and secured the drop cloth to the chair. When stapling the cloth to the chair, make sure the cloth is taut and the batting is smooth and even.

Trim all the excess drop cloth, and now it’s time to add the upholstery fabric.

You’re going to want to make sure the fabric is very taut for this step, but also make sure you keep it even. You don’t want to pull one area tighter than another, or it will show. Keep it even and consistent. After it is all stapled on, trim the excess fabric.

To cover the staples, I simply glued (using a hot glue gun) some twill tape on top of the staples, and finished it with upholstery tacks that I found at Home Depot.

And, last but not least, I had to glue the arms of the chair back on.

I’m sure you can see why these are my favorite chairs!!!

Up next is Sweet Pea! I always love scrolling through her blog! So much beautiful inspiration!!!

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Thank you so much for stopping by!!! I hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day weekend!!!

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  1. You did a nice job making over these chairs.

    1. Thank you so much!!


    Emily, I am so impressed. What a beautiful job you did. Outstanding.

    Wendy TheInspiredEater.

    1. Thank you so much!!

  3. I have wondered about those chairs and really love, hard to believe someone would give them up.

    1. You’re so sweet! Thank you so much!!

  4. LOVE love love these chairs and that you left the wood as is and that wonderful old burlap. Thanks for sharing your tips on reupholstering the chair cushions. They’re gorgeous! Happy Valentine’s Day weekend, Emily!

    1. Thank you so much!!

  5. This is awesome. The chairs are stunning! I would love it if you would share this on The Fabulous Friday Link Party..
    Hugs to you.

    1. Thank you so much!!

  6. I can’t believe you found these chairs for free, Emily! They are amazing and don’t even look like the same chairs now. Love your style so much lady. You did such a great job on these. Hope you have the best Valentine’s Day, CoCo

    1. You’re so kind!!!! Thank you so much!!

  7. I cannot believe my eyes! Seeing those would have made me think trash for sure but you have given me an entirely new outlook on old chairs. Honestly, I didn’t think you could salvage those but they are magnificent and you made it look easy. Great tip on keeping the fabric even too. Thank you so much for joining us this month. You win for most beautiful transformation!

    1. You’re the sweetest!!! Thank you so much!!

  8. I want to get good at upholstery; this was very inspiring! The chairs look amazing in your home:)

    1. Thank you so much!!

  9. Kim | Shiplap and Shells

    This is so impressive Emily. I wish I had the vision that you did here. I absolutely LOVE how they turned out. They looks so beautiful in that space.

    1. Thank you so much!!!!

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