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Tips and Tricks Tuesday: DIY Upholstery

How to Upholster Furniture

It’s Tips and Tricks Tuesday, and today Kaylee Pope will be sharing with us her favorite ways to re-upholster old or thrifted furniture for a fresh, new look! This is a great, inexpensive way to transform your entire living area into a completely different space. Read on, and get excited to put your DIY skills to use!

How to Re-Upholster FurnitureTips and Tricks Tuesday: DIY Upholstery

DIY home decor is becoming such a major trend these days. Mismatched furniture with mixed patterns is absolutely huge. I’m the type of person where I need to have everything meticulously in fashion and planned out accordingly, but my homemade and thrifty side urges me towards crafting everything. One thing that is very hard to imagine or can be difficult to manage is upholstering furniture. It seams like (haha get it?) a difficult task, but with some step-by-step upholstery tutorials, you will be well on your way to redoing all of the furniture you come across. What I love about DIY upholstering is that you will save so much money by making it yourself. Sure, you’ll have to spend a little time on it, but the still is well worth it because you won’t have to go running to a specialized store every time you get disgruntled with an old pattern or color.

If you’re looking for a bit of color palette inspiration, what I have been doing with my own humble abode is using neutral colors as a base, and then adding pops of color. For example, I have a homemade gray ruffled bedspread, but have bright blue and mauve DIY accent pillows. For the living room, I plan on using a brightly colors geometric pattern for a homemade sofa slipcover with a solid colored chair with that matches one color from the sofa. Homemade curtains and gold decor are next after this upholstery project.

DIY Sofa Slipcovers and Chair Upholstery

Fuzzy coversFuzzy Sewn Chair Covers




Spring ChairColorful DIY Upholstery Chair




ArmchairArmchair Slipcover




Sew a SlipcoverHow to Sew A Chair Slipcover




Comfort QuiltingQuilting Chair Cushions




Sofa WrapSofa Wrap




Drop-Cloth-Sofa-Slipcover_Medium_ID-485425Drop Cloth Sofa Slipcover


What are your favorite colors to decorate with?