DIY Ideas: Spray Paint and Reupholster Your Dining Room ChairsEclectic Dining Room, Dallas
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These cane chairs were given new life with red paint and inexpensive fabric to dress up the seating. If you're afraid of red overload, pair it with black and white to tame the powerful effects of red.Tip: When sourcing cane chairs, be sure the woven back and bottom are in good condition. If the cane weaving is worn or torn, it will cost you to have it repaired, meaning it may no longer be as budget friendly as you thought.
7. Cause a stir with red. I'm not really a fan of red, but I do understand how effective it is in causing a commotion. If you want to be provocative with a chair, use red. Red is especially fun in a dining room, where it is said to increase appetite.Get the how-to on this DIY chair project
11. Stain fabric with tea for a unique look. Give fabric for any of your projects a vintage look by soaking it in a bucket filled with hot steeped tea (the more bags you use, the deeper the stain) for several hours.Get the full tutorial for these tea-stained and painted chairs
Time: 4 hours plus drying timeSkill level: ModerateCost: $65, if you already have a staple gun and screwdriverOur dining room walls are painted a charcoal gray called Cracked Pepper from Behr, and we knew red would pop against the dark walls.