Another quick post

What do you expect? It's the weekend. Here's a quick before and after of a folding chair makeover.

We occasionally need extra seating for guests so I picked up a couple of folding chairs from the thrift store.

$20 for the lot

I ordered the fabric from Mary Jo's Cloth Store for about $10. Unfortunately, I don't see the red color on the site anymore. A little google searching led me to the manufacturer's website here. It's from the Ginkgo line.

I could only find Plum. Link here.

A little paint and a staple gun to the seat:


Now we have custom seating for guests! They've already come in handy. We had some friends over for dinner and they brought more friends. We didn't mind at all because, with extra chairs, we could accommodate the surprise visitors. Bring it on! The more the merrier!

We keep them stored in the Man Closet, which I featured here. The Man Closet is located in between the living room and dining room, so it's right in the middle of where we entertain. I screwed a red hook into the wall to keep them upright.

Easy to grab but out of the way.
Hope you have a great weekend!


  1. Isn't is amazing what happens with a little paint and some fabric! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I have a ton of folding chairs my parents dropped off and I want to do something like this. They don't have the padding already on them, any ideas on how I can cover them and maybe add a little padding?

  3. Do they have any kind of seat? If not, you could have some sturdy plywood cut to size (most home improvement stores cut for free!) and then add some foam on top.

    Walmart has some of the less expensive foam sheet options here:

    But you might be able to get some thicker (aka cushier) foam at a craft store.

    After you attach the foam to the plywood, you can cover it with a fabric of your choice just like I did with mine!

    Hope that helps!


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