Chairs are the items in your house that suffer the most wear and tear (after all, you do sit on them constantly), but they’re also the type of furniture that’s incredibly expensive to replace. If you’ve got chairs in your home that look beat up but are still serviceable, you might want to consider upcycling them with a few of these amazing tricks.
Below, we’ve put together 20 awesome DIY ideas that will have your chairs looking fresh and modern in no time, for a limited amount of money. These ideas are all fully customizable and open to your creative interpretation, so check them out and start getting inspired.
#1. Reupholster an old chair in four simple steps: The finished product is totally charming.
#2. Turn an old chair into a custom-made statement.
#3. Use a creative paint job as inspiration for your next chair upcycle.
#4. Interesting fabrics can take shabby old chairs to the next leve..
#5. A large print on a fabric makes for an interesting statement piece.
#6. Have fun with metallic paint and contrasting bold throw pillows.
#7. Turn your chairs from ugly and outdated to modern and fresh.
#8. Do some faux decoupage on an old chair, and spray paint the legs gold.
#9. Spray paint chairs using lace.
#10. DIY an office chair, because the black ones are always ugly anyways.
#11. Make no-sew dining chair that looks like it cost a fortune.
#12. Follow a DIY wooden chair tutorial for some awesome new seating.
#13. Paint chairs in the easiest way possible.
#14. Give a folding chair some gold details with a paint pen.
#15. Turn a chair from Goodwill into something amazing.
#16. DIY an on-trend chevron chair with a few easy steps.
#17. Upgrade your bar stools by giving them some gold accents.
#18. Turn a boring chair into an awesome throne.
#19. DIY a colorful, vintage-inspired chair makeover with Mod Podge and fabric.
#20. Give old, shabby metal chairs a makeover with chalk paint.
Bonus. Pimp Your Bike
Add some cute crochet to your wheel spokes.
Crochet yourself a comfortable cover for your bike seat.
Apply Tagmi, a graphic DIY customization kit, to your wheels.
Given your bark some sparkle with these twinkle lights.
Spray paint it and add some cool pom-poms to your basket.
DIY a wine or picnic kit for two that attaches to your bike.
Decoupage the frame of your bike to give it more color.
Build yourself a handy bike trailer.
Upgrade your bike with some amazing fresh flowers.
Give your bike a black and cream bike make-over
Add a wooden box instead of a basket, complete with yoga mat holder.
Fasten an actual flower basket to the front of your bike.
Add faux flowers to the spokes of your bike’s wheels.
Illuminate your bike with these DIY rim lights.
Add some streamers for some old school bicycle flair.
Make your bike a littler greener by adding some tiny planters.
Crochet some skirt guards for your wheels so your clothing doesn’t get caught in the spokes.
Line your bike’s basket with something colorful.
Top your bike off with a fun bell.
Turn the bicycle wheels into proper color wheels.
Paint your helmet to match the color of your bike.