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A chair is not merely a place to sit or place your purse. With minimal effort and money, you can create or transform it into a truly bespoke piece of furniture.
Bring sprightly designs to inexpensive chairs by covering the backs with paper, in either a single bold pattern or several coordinating ones.
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Wake up a tired piece of furniture by giving the legs a glossy enamel finish. We updated a classic wing chair with sunny yellow oil paint.
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Making an oilcloth slipcover is a project best suited for those with sewing experience. These instructions apply to a very basic square chair, which is ideal.
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Topped with a new cushion, a worn-out chair can become the most stylish seat in the house. Remove cover and padding until you hit middle board; reserve board.
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You've found a charming chair at a flea market, but it lacks a seat. Not to worry: Fix it in no time by weaving a new one.
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A plain pair of wooden seats gets a bright new look from simple coils of rope.
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A midcentury-modern icon has a brush with tradition in this homage to herringbone, applied by dragging a combing tool across the chair diagonally -- first in one direction, then the other.
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This basic piece of camp furniture gets a cheery upgrade with red canvas and a summery stencil.
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These cheerful seats enable you to accommodate unexpected guests in any part of the garden.