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Take a Seat Drive through any neighborhood on trash day and you're sure to find a beat-up chair or two. Rescue the sturdy ones with sandpaper, primer, and paint. Re-cover the seat by cutting fabric 3 inches larger all around and attaching it with a staple gun. For extra flair, embellish the chair back with rub-on lettering. Ideas, Colors Combos, Old Furniture, Chairs Back, Painting Chairs, Old Chairs, Room, Chairs Redo, Style Tips
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After: Cool Seat A fresh coat of orange spray paint and flower embellishments stitched on with yarn gave the chair a new look. Free-form flowers are easy to make with cotton fabric. To make the flowers, cut several sizes of pink blooms and a smaller center shape. Using a darning needle, thread yard from the back of the fabric to the front, making a French knot.