Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Dining Chair Do-Over


This picture doesn't show just how gross this chair was but it was a nasty mess.

We took the chairs apart, sanded and primed them and sanded them again. I think we could have skipped the first sanding.

We made templates from the old chairs. We could have just removed the old fabric and cushions and used the old bottoms. I am crazy OCD so I preferred new. 

We sprayed them with a pressure fed pot sprayer using an oil based paint.

This was our first chair makeover and we had no clue what we were doing. So we did what every self-respecting  DIYer does, we YouTubed it. William Eisenberg at Eisenberg Upholstery has some great videos. He skips all the cheesy introductions and such and gets right to business. He'll even answer any questions that you have promptly. Super impressed with this guy.

Finished Project


  1. LOVE THEM! What a talent, you are!

  2. Chairs look great, and thank you for noting my videos and help. It's nice to see my videos were of use. Only comment that I might add if I my, I would have used a better foam. HR 53 or there about. Also sometimes called 29/52. You would have to go to an upholstery shop to get it in most cases. But all in all you did it and they look really good. Again thank you for crediting me with my videos. Keep up the good work. Bill

  3. Hi Bill, yes we knew from your video the foam we should use but were unable to locate it in our area. We had reached the point where we just wanted to finish, what seemed like a never-ending project. We are very pleased with the way they turned out and truly couldn't have done it without your videos. Just curious, did you just find my blog or did I send it to you? I didn't think I did.

    Thanks again,