Wrought Iron Chairs, Easy Update

These wrought iron chairs are in my garden. In the mornings I sit outside in them, drink my coffee and dream of flamingoes. 

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These Wrought Iron Chairs came to me from a friend. I loved their unique shape and character. Classic design like this never goes out of style. The cushions needed a new look and I decided to update the look of the entire chair to match them.

The chairs were in good condition overall, I was anxious to give them more color and a more modern look. The first step was to remove the fabric seat cushions, they were held on with just a few screws. Then the chairs were ready for painting.

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This post is sponsored by Decor Art. I was compensated in some way for writing this post, any opinions given are completely my own.

Americana Decor® Curb Appeal™Paint — Harbor Blue — ADCA15

•Small roller

•Paint Brush

•2 yards of indoor/outdoor flamingo fabric (JoAnn Fabrics)

•staple gun


1. I used a small roller to apply the paint. The product I used was American Decor Curb Appeal Paint in Harbor Blue. The roller worked the best to cover the narrow surface area, then I touched up any additional bare spots with a small paint brush. The chairs really only needed one coat, but I gave it two coats for extra durability.

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2. I couldn’t find a vintage table that I liked to go with the chairs, so I purchased a new cafe table instead. The table legs and parts were painted black right out of the box, and I decided to cover them with the same Harbor Blue paint to match the chairs.

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3. To cover the seats, I purchased 1 yard of 58″ wide indoor/outdoor fabric. I placed the seat cushions upside down on the wrong side of the fabric, then trimmed the fabric to 4″ around the cushion to have plenty of extra for stapling.

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4. Using a regular staple gun, the fabric was wrapped around the cushion and stapled in place. It’s easiest to work with opposite sides to get a snug fit. By pulling the fabric snugly over top and bottom edges, they were stapled in place on the wrong side. It was easy to repeat the process on right and left sides. The corners required a bit of fabric folding to fit tightly around them. Extra fabric was trimmed 1″ away from the staples.

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5. The seat cushions were screwed back on to the chairs as before. I did have to recover one seat twice because the pattern in the fabric was upside down. Be sure to check the placement of your fabric before you staple! It was easy to remove the staples and reposition it. The Harbor Blue color looks amazing with the colors in the fabric. Just love those pink flamingos!

This was an easy project to finish in just one weekend. The chairs are now out in the garden and I sit outside and enjoy them every day!

Thanks to Deco Art for sponsoring this post!
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Tip: By painting mismatched furniture pieces the same color, they look like they always belonged together. Look for classic styled pieces that are well constructed.

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