Change your decoration by painting and reupholstering the chairs

On many occasions we find that the furniture that we have at home has become outdated, but there are times when it is impossible to change all the furniture and buy them new. A perfect solution is to change the look of your chairs old by painting and reupholstering them again, giving them a modern look more in line with the rest of the decoration and even making them look new. With the paints and putties that are available today in stores and large DIY stores, you can do it yourself without the need for spend too much money and in a very simple way.

First of all, you should review each Retro American that you want to restore and cover with wood putty the cracks or possible damages and once the putty has dried, pass a fine sandpaper of wood to match it with the rest. If the wood is in good condition you can save this step. Next you must buy one painting type enamel In the color you want, you can choose it in a matte, satin or gloss finish depending on your tastes. If the chair was painted or varnished, you should purchase a solvent paint so that it grips well since water-based paints will not work in these cases. Once you have the paint, you will only have to clean the chair well of dust, reserve the areas that you do not want to be painted, such as the upholstery, well with tape or paper, and start painting the chair, preferably with a small foam roller so that a smooth and homogeneous texture is left. The layers of paint and the drying time between them will be indicated on the bottle.

If you also want to change your chairs upholstery it will be advisable to do it last to avoid staining when painting. The choice of fabric will be very important, being able to combine fabrics of the same shades but different patterns on the back and seat to give it a more modern touch. You can do it yourself by placing the new fabric on the old upholstery and tightening it with some staples in the lower area of ​​the seat or taking them to a specialized upholsterer to take care of this task.

In this way you will have new chairs without having to make a large purchase and they will also be to your liking.

Image sources: The home of, emma peel

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