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Thrifty Thursday: Switch up old chairs in your home


Whether you want to bring new life to your dinning room, vanity or accent chairs around your home, nothing picks a dull seat in a drab room up like new upholstery.

Reupholstering chairs provides an instant update for as little as $5 dollars per chair.

Just pick out whatever style, color or pattern you like at your love fabric store, grab a pair of scissors, a staple gun, a bunch of foam or padding and go!

Turn the chair upside down remove the cushion from the frame. Then, make a pattern by laying the seat cushion upside down on the under side of fabric.

Cut around the seat cushion to make a template leaving about one and a half inches around the edges to leave room for overlapping the edges and allow room for extra padding.

If you like the cushions that are already on your chairs, you can skip this step, but if you do want some more, it's simple to get it done.

One way to save money on filling is to use the stuffing from old pillows sold at resale shops, which cost between $1-$2.

When you have your filling figured out, the next step is to staple the fabric to the seat cushion while it's upside down.

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