Re-do of a Re-do: Great Room Accent Chair

A couple of month’s back I painted and reupholstered an accent chair for my Great Room (seen here). While I liked the fabric choice and color, I didn’t think that the chair provided enough POP for the room!

Over the weekend I was at Hancock Fabrics while they were celebrating their 54th Anniversary with a HUGE sale! I found some amazing red damask burlap fabric for only $4 a yard. Yeah, a little hard to pass up!

I knew this would be a quick and easy project. I wanted to keep the frame of the chair black, just reupholster the fabric.

I unscrewed the seat from the chair, pulled off the old fabric and removed the staples.

I measured the new fabric to make sure the pattern aligned correctly (I actually had to look  up the fabric online to make sure I was attaching it right side up; it was a confusing damask!). Then I stapled it into place and screwed the seat back onto the chair base.

Well, what do you think? SO MUCH BETTER, right? It gives me that pop of color plus the modern look and feel to go with the rest of my house.

I’m in LOVE. And who wouldn’t be with a $4 makeover?


  1. Krista says

    I absolutely love the fabric. I have been searching high and low for something just like this. Do have the name of it- or a number or anything to point me in the right direction???? Thanks so much!

  2. says

    Love the chair makeover. I will be featuring it tonight at my Fall into Fall party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I’ve Been Featured button. Thanks so much.

  3. Jessica says

    The chair looks amazing! I love black furniture, I am transitioning into making all of mine black. And I have been dying to find some great burlap fabric to make accent pillows for the living room and guest bedroom! I live in AZ and I have tried looking at Ross and Marshalls, but the pillows are still $30+ :( I’m still on the hunt, though!

    Keep on crafting, I love everything you do!

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