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You CAN Reupholster Your Chair Seats Yourself (And for Less Than $50!)

by Rose Marie Walano 11:53 AM, October 24, 2017

Aired October 25, 2017

Have you ever picked up an antique, thinking it's retro-chic, but made it home and decided that's it's… well, just retro? (And maybe not in the best way?)

Take heart — you aren't alone!

Our viewer, Loren, picked up these burnt orange chairs — probably from "[around the] '50s," she says — for just $5. (Steal!) But while she loved the price, once she got home, she ultimately felt that they could use a little facelift.

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HGTV star Chip Wade to the rescue! The celebrity carpenter took one look at those chairs and realized there was an easy fix: reupholstery. And it only took him a few minutes and $50 to get it done!

"When you're re-finishing chairs, you want to make sure you don't interrupt the structural integrity of the chair," says Chip.

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That's why he focused on the cushions. And spoiler alert, it only took him two tools to redo those — a pair of scissors and a stapler!

Check out the before and after:
 


Pretty fun, right? Watch Chip recreate the whole process in the video above!