Furniture is expensive. I could send my kid to a semester of college for what they want for some sofas! Luckily, you don’t always have to go out and buy new. If your existing furniture has good bones and a solid, sturdy frame, chances are you can reupholster it. Think it’s just for the pros? Nope. Here is our round up of projects that show how to reupholster almost anything! BTW, if all you want is a good tutorial on how to reupholster a chair, head on over to our post on TBD and we got it for you!
First of all we have a reupholstery project from Jen at ‘Chronicles of Home‘. We figured we would start with the most requested reupholstery tutorial… how to reupholster a sofa! She has several different parts to this project, so be sure to read carefully! Lots of great reupholstery tips too.
From ‘Brit + Co’, learn how to reupholster a dining chair from the thrift store in just a few easy steps! This tutorial is not just reupholstery though, because it’s a whole chair makeover!
This reupholstered foot stool brings back the midcentury charm of this beauty. From ‘Design Sponge’, this is a simple upholstery tutorial, and project!
Bet you didn’t even think of this one! Learn to reupholster a folding chair with Erin from ‘Design for Mankind‘.
From ‘How Joyful’, take an ugly desk chair and reupholster it. Did ya know you could do this? An office chair redo!
Ok, just to prove that you can learn how to reupholster almost anything, over at ‘Retro Renovation‘, they have a good one. Melissa, one of their readers, used their video tutorial to reupholster a high chair from the 1950’s! Just goes to prove that you never assume a retro piece is beyond help. Another plus? I am assuming you could reupholster a more modern one too with this same tutorial.
Want to reupholster a headboard that is outdated? Cut away all the old upholstery, and then use the base to make a diamond tufted headboard from ‘Homemade with Carmona’. You could even just make a new one from scratch with her tutorial.
You know those cool papasan chairs you always see at thrift stores that are so comfy? 9 times out of 10, their upholstery is too worn out (my nice way of saying gross) to sit on. Yet you can learn how to recover a papasan chair with Krista from ‘The Happy Housie‘.
Reupholster patio chairs with this tutorial from ‘The Altered Past‘. Great way to spruce up your outdoor rooms!
‘Jaime Costiglio‘ shows us how to reupholster a wing chair and get professional looking results! Because who doesn’t want professional results?
Finally, our last project for you is from Serena over at ‘Thrift Diving‘. She has a fabulous tutorial on how to upholster a bench. Lots of great photos showing the process.
Image Credits: Chronicles of Home, Brit + Co, Design Sponge, Design for Mankind, How Joyful, Retro Renovation, Homemade by Carmona, The Happy Housie, The Altered Past, Jaime Costiglio, Thrift Diving