I found this fun posture correcting chair at a thrift store. With a little love and a makeover, I knew just what I wanted to use this chair for in my home.
Here’s the original chair. It was marked at $5 and the day we were there it happened to be 1/2 off!
How do you update an old chair?
Here are the instructios.
The top cushion screws had been stripped out, so we put new ones into the bench.
I removed the cushions and wiped all the wood down to clean it.
I removed all of the old staples and upholstery. The actual cushions were in pretty good shape so I chose to use them but you could opt to get new cushions if you want.
I had some fabric at home from another project I had worked on. I folded the fabric over the cushion onto the wood and hot glued it in place to hold it until I could do the next step.
Here are both of the cushions hot glued on.
We then used our nail gun to hold the new upholstry into place. We learned the hard way that the nails were a little long so had to bend the nails over. Next time I would use a staple gun instead.
I screwed the cushions back onto the chair.
Here’s the completed chair. Two things I love about this chair – it has wheels so it can be rolled around easy, and it folds down flat so you can put it away when not in use.
I plan to use this chair in my home when practicing mindfulness as well as posture.
Yes you can, and some chairs are more challenging than others. For example, if there are more curves and bends, it’ll be much harder to reupholster.
If you carefully remove the old fabric from a chair it’ll tell you how much material you’ll need to recover it and you’ll have a pattern to work with.
Posture Correcting Chair Makeover Video
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