Reupholstering Parson Chairs!

So I was given 4 Parson chairs. Yep, my kinda price! FREE! They are the ugliest chairs I’ve seen since 1985, LOL. Padded, light stripes, padded, high rolled back, and did I mention the padding? Even the legs are PADDED! Jeez 😁


So, being the frugal gal that I am, I didn’t refuse something for free. And I certainly wasn’t going to pay to have them reupholstered. No, not me, Mrs. Bargain Bonita. I had my sons’ stack them against a wall in the garage. And they sat. And sat. For almost a year. On the rare occasion that I would have extra guests, I would have my sons’ trek them inside (after a semi dusting off), for extra seating.

Until Pinterest. I could hear the birds singing outside! I pinned and I pinned countless Parson chair makeovers. Some were painted (yes, you CAN paint fabric!), some were professionally reupholstered, but most were reupholstered by novice DIY’ers, just like me! So I started my research. Everybody knows that I am queen of research. I will not buy anything or begin any project until I have researched until I can’t research anymore.

Then began my hunt for fabric.

Skip to 3 months later. Still no fabric that made my heart sing. Until one day, while browsing in my fave store (besides dollar stores & thrifts stores), Target. This shower curtain caught my eye.


My heart started singing. 🙏Between the bath mats and towels. Oh, here is my “fabric”!

Who said a shower curtain was only for keeping water off the bathroom floor? Watch what I do with this awesome 72″x72″ piece of fabulous “fabric”!

Stay tuned!



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