Reupholstered Dining Room Chair


Happy Memorial Day weekend!  Did you remember to put your flag out?

We have a fun filled weekend planned at our house.  My sister, Diane, who also happens to be a REDHEAD, is on her way to Michigan to visit us right now.  We will be celebrating my husband’s 47th birthday even though it’s not until the 30th.  Happy Birthday Rick!  He usually lucks out and has a long weekend for his birthday, but not this year because Memorial day has come early 🙁 Poor guy!

A couple weeks ago I asked my sis if she would be interested in making one of her famous dishes while having a ” RCD photo shoot”.  She said yes, but then started acting like she was going to be on the Food Network! 😉 She loves to cook like me so this should be fun.  I will be posting the outcome next Friday.  I am positive you will love my sister just as much as I do.

So now on to this week.  I’ve been working on a project in our laundry room for a while now and I am ready to present a small portion of it.  I found this chair at the local thrift store.  I immediately knew it had great potential.

Do you see it?

Reupholstered Dining Room Chair 1

Her bones are strong.  Her curves are sexy.  She’s a hot Mama that wants to shine.

I knew she would make a great addition to our laundry room so we would have a spot to tie our shoes, or rest, or whatever.

So then I had to figure out what color to paint it, and what fabric to reupholster it with.  I wanted to use what I already have.  That’s when the wheels started turning in Red’s redheaded head.

I looked around the house, literally.  I check all of my old fabrics, even old blankets.  I finally located a fluffy, bright blue towel that would look great in my laundry room.

Here’s how it looks now.

reupholstered chaire with bath towel

Reupholstered Dining Room Chair

Reupholstered Chair w/ Towel

Pretty snazzy don’t you think?  Cozy, easy to clean too.  The towel fits in perfectly with the “laundry” theme as well.

Not bad for $10.

Reupholstered Chair w/  BathTowel

Here’s How I did it…so easy, and rather fun.

I removed the seat easily by just unscrewing the screws that keep it in place.  Then I painted her with the paint I mentioned above with no sanding.  A couple coats and she was ready for her new seat.

reupholstered chair with towel

I cut the towel so it would fit (no measuring for this chick).   I used a big staple gun and secured the towel as tight as I could.

I went directly over the old crap fabric.

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Reupholster your chair with a towel!

She even looks cute from our driveway.

Well, hello little lady!

Reupholstered chair with towel 3

When decorating, look around your house and see what you can update or use instead of spending a fortune on something new.

I can’t wait to show you how she fits in with the laundry room update.

Coming soon!

Don't be like the rest of them

Reupholstered Chair w/ a Towel

I hope you enjoy your weekend.

God bless all of our U.S. soldiers who have served and are presently serving our country.

My brother in law, Alex, is currently in Japan with his wife and 2 babies serving in the US Navy.

Wave an American flag proudly!


Happy Birthday Rick, I love you baby!

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8 Responses

  1. Josh says:

    Great site!

  2. I never thought of using a bath towel…love the color!

  3. OK first I am jealous that you have room for a chair in your LAUNDRY ROOM! Next I can’t believe you are clean enough to paint on your dining table and 3rd love the cartoon! Oh the chair is adorable too LOL!

  4. Anna says:

    Great idea! I never thought of a towel as a good material for reupholstering but this is genius. Going to do my kitchen chairs sometime in the next couple weeks and looking for ideas. Thanks!
    BTW, love how you decorated your house

  5. Candice says:

    I too just recently reupholstered a chair. What I like about yours is the creative idea of using a towel. That definitely looks cool!

  6. Corrine says:

    Wow I painted and reupholstered a chair last weekend. I used fabric, but a towel would of been easy and cheaper.

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