Learn how to reupholster a Bar Stool with a back using paints and fabric. This DIY Bar Stool Makeover is a great way to update and budget friendly as well.
If you are tired of the same generic style Bar Stools then you have come to the right place as I love to inject color in all my furniture pieces. This is a great way to brighten up a pair of Old Bar Stools and make it look brand new on a budget. If you liked this transformation then you will love my One of Kind Wooden Chair Makeover as well.
Let me show you guys how these Bar Stools looked like before their transformation.
Materials Needed for DIY Bar Stool Makeover
DecoArt Maxx Gloss Paint in the color Caribbean Sea
Spoonflower Aztec Print Fabric
I bought two of these Bar Stools and all were head to toe completely Black.
It was making everything around really dull as well. The Bar Stools were in great condition, they had a metal frame and cushioned seat that was going to be reupholstered.
Tutorial for DIY Bar Stool Makeover
So I had this beautiful color from DecoArt in the Maxx Gloss finish line which I wanted to try on these bar stools.
What I love about this paint is that it is made to be used on metal surfaces. l I knew it was going to adhere perfectly and I won’t have to worry about the painting chipping away since it gives an amazing finish and durability.
Using a screwdriver first I detached the seat from the Bar Stool.
Then I used the gorgeous Teal color and gave two coats of paint to the frame of the chair.
Let it completely dry.
I was initially going to leave it one color but the Metallic Gold Paints were just calling my name.
I decided to use this gorgeous Gold on the back of the chair.
It honestly added such a great touch.
For a full coverage of Gold I applied two coats and let it dry.
For the seat of the chair I had found this beautiful Aztec/Kilim Pattern from Spoonflower.
I ordered it right away as soon as I saw those gorgeous colors, geometric lines and it reminded me of my Southwestern Table that I had painted a few weeks ago.
It was the perfect contrast with the Teal color I had painted on the Bar Stools.
Place the seat of the Bar Stool onto the fabric and measure out how much material you will need to cover it.
Using a Staple Gun go around the seat and staple along the way.
This kind of reupholstery is really simple and easy as the stapling part will be underneath that means you don’t need for it to be perfect as you won’t be able to see it anyways.
Just keep the fabric taut while stapling it around.
When the paint has dried, go ahead and screw the seat back onto it.
And there you have it.
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