Craigslist chair makeover (kitty-approved!)

Guestpost by Kristen on Jun 18th

You Homies are rocking your awesome chair makeovers, we featured a $7 chair makeover recently, now here's another amazing chair rescue.

Craigslist DIY Chair Makeover- Painted, Glazed, and Upholstered

This pair of chairs was $40 on Craigslist. They were solid, well-built chairs and I pounced on them! I was scared to try upholstery for the first time, but it turned out to be pretty easy — just time consuming (and requiring more muscle than I would have anticipated.)

Craigslist DIY Chair Makeover- Painted, Glazed, and Upholstered- Back

I LOVE the back of these chairs! But wait until you see them with their feline accents.


I wanted a happy, bold color with a graphic pattern, and I am so happy with the result! I glazed the chairs after painting them to make the carved details pop more. Then two coats of water-based poly went over the frames to protect them.

DIY Chair Makeover- Ozzy
The curve and carving on the legs are part of what made me fall in love with these chairs — and I love that the color and glaze have finally done them justice!

DIY Chair Makeover- The Cats Approve
They are also surprisingly comfortable. The feline members of our household — Lilly (on the left) and Ozzy (on the right) — haven't left them since I finished!