Upholstering a Chair Coastal Style -How To & Upholstered Chair Ideas

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Upholstering a chair coastal style is on my someday project list! So I compiled a few great examples of upholstered chairs, followed by a tutorial, and fabric sources.

shell
Upholstering chairs with a bold shell fabric is definitely tempting! Via Kathleen Hay Designs.

Coastal Upholstered Accent Side Chairs
Traditional upholstered chairs with a sea life pattern via CVI Design.

coral chair
A Coral Chair. Bold and elegant.

Coral Fabric Upholstered French Chair
A coastal upholstered chair fit for a queen. Via FB.

upholstering a chair
How fun is this chair! A whimsical map design on a classic wing chair. Via Lonny.

coastal chair with palms
Tropical palms, seen at Coastal Living.

Vanguard chair with seascape
Or maybe try a seascape, like on this Vanguard Chair.

upholstering sofa chairs
Also fun. Spotted here.

upholstered coral chair
Or something more minimal. Seen here.

nautical chair with stripes and anchor
And how nautical chic is this chair, spotted here.

nautical wing chair
You might recall the flag wing chair from My List of Nautical Luxury Decor.

upholstered nautical chair
Another take on nautical in a Cottage by the Sea.

seahorse chair
Go wild with a sea creature! The English Seaside Company sells these.

upholstered chaise
Take on a Chaise.

Or create something "out of the box", correction: out of the suitcase! A Map Chair if you love to travel land and sea.

If upholstering a chair is in your future, check out these fabric sources:
Brick House Fabrics
Nautical & Beach Fabrics
Coastal Photo Fabrics
Nautical Upholstery Fabrics on Ebay

Then, I found good Upholstering Instructions at Better Homes and Gardens. In a nutshell: Strip the chair of its original fabric and use the pieces as pattern. Then pin the pieces wrong sides out onto the chair. Remove pinned cover and sew it together, with welting reinforcing the seams. Put sewn cover back on the chair. It should fit like a glove! White Space White Space

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