How to Update Antique Dining Chairs
Antique dining chairs – You do not have to buy any new dining chair to get a new look. Use simple, cheap materials to create dining chair that cannot be new, but is new to you. Whether your goal is to make your old-looking dining chair look elegant and modern or take your modern dining chair and make it look old, a bit of creativity plus some color, fabric, accessories and a little glue here and there. The important thing is not to be afraid to experiment. You can always do more than makeover.
Paint your antique dining chairs to get a new look. Take an old kitchen chair, for example, sand down and paint it in a funky color – or maybe a classic white to change the look of your dining room from Victorian to modern. Add some new buttons. Old cabinets, kitchen cabinets or doors look brand new when painted a new color and the old steering wheel replaced with new ones from hardware, kitchen design or craft shop. Steering wheel is available in all different styles, now from classic to blown glass.
Reupholster to sofa, chair or ottoman. If your sofa, for example, is comfortable and sturdy but the cover looks torn, either learn to reupholster yourself or invest in a professional job. The cost of paying someone else to reupholster your couch will still is less than buying a brand new couch. Put a lid over it. You can make or buy covers to go over antique dining chairs, sofas, double sofa beds and other furniture. You can either have a dining chair cover customized, sew yourself – there are many simple patterns available – or buy a finished one.