This toile chair makeover is very easy to do and you can transform any wooden chair in to a French chair.
Toile fabric is so quintessentially French and I’ve always wanted to use it on a chair. This pastoral toile fabric went perfectly with smoky grey paint so it was the perfect combination. I picked up a pair of wooden chairs for $10 at a local thrift shop and started the DIY chair makeover.
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This pastoral French toile fabric is no longer available in black and cream but I found it here in a beautiful taupe.
After taking apart all the upholstered pieces, I simply painted the bistro chairs and used clear furniture wax after to seal it. I didn’t sand the chairs before or anything.
I removed the old blue fabric from the back and seat boards, then used it as a template for the new sophisticated French fabric and stapled the new toile fabric on.
Chairs like these have got to be the easiest piece of upholstered furniture to learn on.
You can find my easy upholstery tutorial here.
They look perfect in my pied-à-terre, don’t they?
I’m still not sure if I am keeping them yet or selling them. But I do love them!
What do you think of my toile chair makeover? Do you want to makeover some chairs today?
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