A couple of weeks ago I got a dressing table for our bedroom and then I needed a chair, I found an old chair that was in the cupboard that I could use, but I knew that I wanted to cover the chair as it did not right with the table the way that it was.

It was a basic fold up chair that was just plain black which I didn’t want to keep the same.

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I had a look online to see the best way to cover the chair, and wanted to do it the easiest and quickest way, and found a great way to cover the chair with no sewing.

I cut a piece of fabric into two pieces and cut lots of strips down two of the sides.

I then folded one piece of fabric over the seat of the chair and one piece over the back of the chair. Each strip I then tied together all along the chair edges.

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I then went along and retied all of these knots to make sure they were nice and tight.

At the bottom of the seat cover there was a bit of fabric that was flapping so I stuck this onto the chair with some duck tape to secure it to the chair and that was the chair finished.

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Such a simple way to give an old chair a new leash of life, it only took about 30 minutes in all from start to finish.

From the old chair that was sitting in a cupboard that really had no place in our house, to a chair that suits the table in our bedroom perfectly.

And the best thing is when we decide to change the decor in our room or move the chair it can easily be changed as the fabric isn’t permanent, so it can also be washed whenever it needs to be. Which is perfect with a house full of boys.


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How to Cover A Chair
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4 thoughts on “How to Cover A Chair

  • October 15, 2016 at 10:30 pm

    As someone who hates sewing I am totally taken with this. You must have had to choose a non fraying fabric? The cut and tie technique looks fab as well as being practical. Such a clever idea and it looks perfect with your dressing table.

    Thank you for sharing with me on #Trash2Treasure

    • November 14, 2016 at 9:48 pm

      I have to admit I wasn’t that bothered about it fraying as I love a little fray but it isn’t a fabric that frays that much xx

  • October 21, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    What a simple but effective idea! It makes such a difference. #Trash2Treasure

    • November 14, 2016 at 9:47 pm

      Thank you it is so simple and easy to do x


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