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Before we got married, we bought our dining room table and two chairs off of KSL (like Craigslist) for supppper cheap. We spent a few weekends sanding them down and painting them. Inspired by Monica Geller’s table, we painted our table black and chairs blue. I found two more chairs at the DI and decided, while it was still sunny and warm outside, to fix them up. Here’s one of the lovely chairs before. The fabric had a bunch of stains on it and the wood just didn’t match anything else in our house. Sadly, I don’t have a picture of the other chair beforehand.


Some sanding and a few coats later, this is what they looked like. With a gift card in hand, I walked over to Joann’s (I love having 2 fabric stores within walking distance!) and chose two different fabrics. Then I just stapled them to the cushions. The people who owned these chairs before had recovered them, so I ripped off a few layers of fabric until I got down to the original layer. Then I just covered that fabric with my own. I’m pretty sure a staple gun would have worked wonders, but I only had a regular stapler. It worked out ok, but I would definitely  recommend a staple gun!


Here are the after pictures. I love how they turned out! Along with the flowers from the hubs, the chairs definitely brighten up our dining room.


Alexa Zurcher




  • Alycia Grayce (Crowley Party)

    these turned out SO fabulous! I love them 🙂

  • sam&charlie

    love! and great fabric choices 🙂

  • Andrea Stevenson

    Sooo cute! You did an amazing job. Love it


  • Gentri

    Just Saw your instagram shots of these and absolutely loooooove them!! Adorable!

  • Corina

    Love these! They look fantastic!

  • Marli

    well aren't you just a little miss crafty. ;D you are too talented! the designs are simply ca-ute.


  • larajanepark

    Note to Lex:
    Birthday present for Bri- staple gun.

  • whit | Black Little Button blog

    These are great!!

  • Amy

    Gaaaaa! You never cease to amaze me with your crafty talent!! Love these two chairs. They are so cheerful, happy, and look darlingly perfect in your home. xoxoxoxo love you!

  • ConnieB

    You kidding!? So impressive! Seriously beautiful… you could sell these for bank. But don't because they are too great to give up (:

  • Amira I am sooo impressed!!! These are gorgeous!!! I'm pinning them 🙂

  • Abby

    Joann's has the cutest fabric! Love the chairs!


  • Alexis

    seriously child quit being so flippin cute and crafty and just cuuuute! ahh. you kill me.

  • katherine

    those are so cute! love them.

  • jessica

    Oh my gosh, this looks amazing! I definitely don' tthink I would have picked out that blue color, but it looks awesome on your chairs and with the pops of yellow. You have some serious talent, girl!

  • Megan Barrick

    So cute! Can you come decorate my house please?

  • Cindy Sharkey

    Great job, Lex! You learned from your Mama I'm sure. xo

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