By Bi5MiLl4hRunamuckfestival. Dining Chair. At Tuesday, November 13th 2018, 02:14:26 AM.
Dining chairs are essential for any dining room. After all, when it comes to enjoying any good meal, a good chair makes all the difference. You can find dining chairs at practically any price level-there are chairs that are unbelievably expensive and high end and then there are chairs that barely make a dent in your pocketbook. These are usually garage sale finds or bargain outlet discounts.
For those looking for something a little more low key, there's always estate sales and yard sales. These are great places to find hidden treasures. Do some searching and you can find some classic fixeruppers. Many chairs can be sanded and painted over; you can add slips or reupholster the seat covers. Additionally, you could add throw pillows for a more cozy, comfortable look. Consider painting a set of similar chairs different colors for a more compelling look. Try sticking to primary colors for a Mondrian-inspired look; or if you prefer one color, try gradations, paint the chairs different shades to achieve a Pantone-ish gradient. Or, if you've found an assortment of mismatched chairs, paint them one uniform color to give the dining room a unified look; each chair retains its distinctive shape and personality, adding depth to the room. For an assortment of mix matched chairs, such as low lying stools, high back chairs etc, stick to a close range of shades. The hodge podge already makes your chairs stand out, so you want to keep things together by choosing one shade, for example, dark walnut or light blonde.
If you are thinking of doing the job yourself you need to have the know-how of the process to get it done as well as have the time to put into the project of taking apart the old chairs and replacing the cloth, and likely the padding underneath, with new materials. There are plenty of books out there on how to do this process and you may even be able to find a video or two online that will walk you through the process of reupholstering your dining chairs.