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Rescue and recycle those old chairs

Posted on July 2, 2010 at 9:55 AM

You don't have to toss out your old chairs or spend a lot of money to recover them. Take a look at how easy it is to rescue and reuse your old seating.


Recover a Drop-in Seat 



Take a chair, any old chair that has a seat that needs replacing.  It's fairly easy to recover chairs that have removable drop-in seats. See how here.


Chair Cover Using Tea Towelling



On the other hand, to quickly freshen up an old upholstered chair, I made a removable (and washable) tie-on cover using tea towelling as the cover material. You can buy tea towelling by the yard (or metre) at fabric stores. Just slip stitch hems at both ends and add ties to the side. 

Categories: Chairs, Furniture, DIY

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