Last Monday, I showed you on my Insta stories my new kitchen nook dining chairs after reupholstering it that afternoon. Some of you were pretty curious. Luckily, I took photos and recorded a video. So you can learn how to reupholster dining chairs too! It’s an affordable way to update an old dining set. But at the same time, it’s an easy fix to get rid of stained upholstery!
If you’re new here, Hello! My husband and I just bought a mid century house last month. Most of my Insta-friends requested for a house reveal and wanted me to share it here on STYLEanthropy. So I’ve been recording videos of everything we’ve been doing in the house and will be revealing each room, one by one.
Kitchen Nook Reveal
The kitchen is probably the most outdated part of our house – with old cabinets and hardware, old flooring, and vintage appliances. I will share before and after photos in a final kitchen reveal. But I shared about the DIY chalkboard wall that I did in this post. Today, I’m sharing the other corner of our kitchen – the kitchen nook – where we placed the old dining set that was left in the house. To update the dining set, I reupholstered the chairs. I plan to stain or paint them later on when I decide on a color. But for now, I’m loving the huge difference made by just reupholstering it. Below are some before and after photos and a video of how I did it.
How To Reupholster Dining Chairs
Here’s the old fabric or upholstery:
Reupholstering it is as easy as unscrewing the chair pad, covering it with new fabric of your choice, securing the fabric with tacking or staple gun, and then screwing it back to the chair!
From blah… to fab…
Wanna see the video of how I did it? Watch the video below!
Wasn’t that easy? Now here are photos of the reupholstered dining chairs and a look at our kitchen nook!
The black and white stripe fabric and the vase are both from Ikea. If I remember correctly, the fabric was $7.99 per yard. I used 2 yards for 6 chairs. I’ve already reupholstered the host and hostess chairs that are now in our formal dining room.
You can get the wall clock here for under $20, and the gorgeous globe ceiling light here (currently on sale!!!) or here. We also have the one-bulb version of this globe light that’s above our kitchen sink. The marble Lazy Susan/tray is from Home Goods, but I also found it here.
I also took photos the next morning because the sunlight here is just beautiful!
Now, I’m super happy with our kitchen nook. While we have plans of creating booth-type seating with a kitchen island in the middle, I don’t mind this old dining set being here for a long time! Hope you enjoyed this DIY tutorial and our kitchen nook reveal. My question now is, do I paint the chairs black or white? Or do I just stain it with the same stain color? Help! That’s it for now. Stay tuned for the next room reveal! I’m super excited about it!!! Xo.