Are Your Kitchen Chairs Tired? DIY Tips for a Fresh New Look

No matter what type of home you live in, one thing is for certain. Your residence has chairs. Kitchen chairs are some of the most commonly used chairs within the home; alongside living room furniture. Because of the everyday usage they receive, it’s easy for them to become worn. Our team at Chair Fair is here to help you in any way possible. If you’re crafty, here are a few ideas on how to update those tired chairs, and give them the fresh feel they deserve!


Reupholster or Add Fabric

One of the most traditional ways to give your kitchen chairs, or any chair in your home, a much-needed facelift is by changing the fabric. Or, perhaps, adding fabric over wood, or replacing worn leather, is the solution. Often, upholstery will become dated, worn, and dingy. Thus, the chair becomes an eyesore to your room.

With a trip to your local craft store, you’ll be provided with an array of fabric choices sure to meet the overall tone of your home. From trendy geometrics to modern brights and classic pastels, there’s a fabric for every home, every room, every taste. Click here for helpful steps on how to tackle reupholstering a chair.


Paint or Stain

Most chairs that require a little TLC are wooden chairs. Lucky for you, wooden chairs are the best type of chair when it comes to at-home DIY. If you’re looking for a more natural feel, in combination with reupholstering the chair, a fresh coat of stain can be the perfect solution. To begin, you’ll want to gently sand the chair to remove any old layers of coatings or chipping paint. Be sure to use smooth sandpaper as one that is too rough could cause damage to the integrity of the structure. When your surface is free of coatings and scratches have been smoothed out, you’re ready to move to the next step.

Another option beyond staining is painting your chairs. Classic white or blacks are the ideal choices for traditional and modern homes alike. However, if you’re feeling the need for a bit of color, painting your wood chair is the perfect way to add the pop of fun your home may need. Paired with upholstery, you can create a chair that has guests thinking you paid hundreds of dollars.

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However, at-home DIY is not for everyone. The time-consuming process can be gratifying and cost-effective but overwhelming. If you happen to fall into this category, be sure to stop by Chair Fair for a huge in-house selection of kitchen chairs. Our team of experts can help you choose the perfect chair for your home’s needs. Visit us today at 408 Washington Street in Weymouth, MA. We look forward to sprucing up your tired furniture!