Monday, August 6, 2012

How to refurbish your old Chaise Loungers





I know... shameful, but don't you dare throw them out.......


We can save them before the hole gets bigger, and you fall in.


With just a little time and some outdoor canvas they can be the envy of the backyard again... I pinky promise.

  
Before they are ready to show off, you will need to disassemble the chairs to remove the seat and back material. Use the old material as your pattern. Allow an inch ( or enough space) for the support brace to fit in your seam. Sew your seam pockets and assemble back on the chairs.




I told you they would be the envy of the backyard, and probably the neighborhood too!



Aren't you glad you won't be falling in as you are chilling out?




I am!


For more of my favorite outdoor summer projects click here.


       

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56 comments:

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

Awesomeness!

Jo said...

O.M.Goodness,I am picking my jaw up off the keyboard,this has blown me away,thanks for sharing,I must "pin" to my pinterest too.And I'm new follower visiting from BNOTP Met Monday.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

they look just fabulous!

Sandy said...

They look wonderful! You are a very creative lady.
Sandy

reFresh reStyle said...

They look great and love the new fabric!

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

Beautiful! I need to get busy and do the same thing. Thanks for the great inspiration!

Eclectically Vintage said...

This just makes me want to learn to sew! Here's to lounging and chilling (and not falling through ratty old chaise lounges)!
Kelly

mrsben said...

Now that is recycling. GREAT JOB!!!! They look fabulous. -Brenda-

Terry Moore said...

These look better now then new! Great job and it's good to know.

Bonnie @ Uncommon said...

Love them!!! Great job Laura!!

Betty@SouthernGrace said...

They look even better than new :)

Mary Smither said...

Oh Wow! I love to see things reused and not thrown in the landfield! You did such a wonderful job! They're perfect!

Vel Baricuatro-Criste, MD said...

Wow! They look fabulous! Thanks for sharing this tip! Saw this no "My Uncommon slice of Suburbia"

mishebe said...

wow, thats awesome!

Honey at 2805 said...

These look fabulous!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

They look even better than the original when it was new!!..Love the colors you chose...You are good!!...

Elyse said...

awe.some!

happy summer wishes

xo
elyse

srpprcrftr said...

Your lounges look prettier than they did before, love that fabric, so cheery. I'm a fan of stripes so ignore my opinion if you need to. Don't know how you figured out how to fix those up but you sure are a clever girl.

Brandi said...

You saved them! Great job! Love your fabric choice.

My Little Home and Garden said...

The chairs look so much better than they did in their original state!

RHome410 said...

Those look SO great! I never put much thought into jazzing up our lounge chairs, but you have inspired me!

craftyles said...

They look even better then the original. That is one of the best redo's I've seen in a long time. Great job!

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

Gee whiz!! Is there ANYTHING you can't do??! I'm so impressed! They look amazing, Laura!
xo Heidi

bec said...

I am loving these chairs and all your DIY projects... in fact lovin your blog! So glad I dropped in.
Bec x

Our Pinteresting Family said...

Absolutely amazing! I love the fabric what a great project! Megan

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Brilliant! Seriously. Brilliant! I'm so impressed ...

:)

Linda

CAS said...

Great idea! I think my chairs may be made the same way, I hope. They aren't ripping yet, but the AZ summer sun really makes them look shabby, & not in a "shabby chic" kind of way! Beautiful fabric you chose!

Cozy Little House said...

Darned if you didn't pull it off! Yep, I'd have tossed them. Guess it takes a true artist to see through the holes and beyond!
Brenda

It's All Connected said...

You just save yourself a whole lot of moolah and got an enviable pair of custom loungers! Love them! ~ Maureen

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Wow! An amazing difference. Better than new - Beautiful!

Dee

Kelly said...

Well aren't you clever? I love how those turned out. I like the striped fabric you chose better than what they came with too. You saved yourself a ton of money by redoing these and I think they look great! Wish I could sew like you. I need to learn. I'm more of a glue girl. Ha!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

This is a fabulous project! The fabric you chose works so well with the frames and the whole thing is really attractive and chic!
Great tutorial! I probably would have thrown the chairs away! Thanks to your instructions, I can see how easy it is to make new backs for them!

Your project would be perfect to share at TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS, my new weekly linky party! It is live every Wednesday evening at 8:00. Come on over and join in!

Sooner Laura said...

These look awesome! I'm not sure mine can come apart like that to recover. The frames need painted but currently the fabric is holding up.

Michelle said...

Looks great! I have some old chairs I was thinking about getting rid of....WRONG! Now that I've seen this, I think otherwise! Thanks for sharing!

Style Sisters said...

Oh hello I am totally envious! They are beautiful! Cme linkup to centerpiece Wednesday and share your idea with us!
Karin

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

So glad you shared this!Thanks for sharing this great DYI with us at TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS!

Becca@Grout Cleaning Melbourne said...

Awesome! It look much better for a brand new one.Thanks for the DIY tips.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great job, Laura! They look brand new! I love the fabric you chose.

Paula said...

Great job! I love the colorful fabric that you used. Most people would have thrown these out and you made them fabulous.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Fabulous job on the chairs. Great fabric colors.

The Prudent Pantry said...

Beautiful! So inspiring how you made something old look better than new. Great job!

I would love it if you would share this at the Smart Solutions linky party. You can link up here:

http://theprudentpantryblog.blogspot.com/2012/08/prudent-project-smart-solutions-linky.html

Have a great day!

Sarah @ Becoming Martha said...

Seriously - this looks way better than any I've seen in the store. I love it!

Thanks for linking up to our Keep Calm & Link Up party - hope you join us again this Thursday :)

Judy said...

What an awesome tutorial. I will be featuring this tonight at my Sizzle into Summer party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

Great fabric choice. They look chic.

Dawna said...

What perfect timing. I looked at my chairs yesterday and started to figure out how to replace the blah fabric that I begun to hate. So now I will be on the hunt for replacement fabric. Thank you, Dawna

Barbara Hiatt said...

I love this! I would've thrown them out, but you brought yours back to life, and make it look so easy! I'm pinning for sure! Would love it if you shared at the Keep Calm and Link Up party! http://chase-thestar.blogspot.com/2012/08/keep-calm-and-link-up-1.html going on right now!
Barbara @ Chase the Star

Olga Zariopi said...

Laura they look amazing! You did an awesome job!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Terrific rescue! They look great.

Martha said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you! Great work on extending the life of perfectly good bones! Terrific choice of fabric! When it comes time to repair mine, I have your wonderful example--and I will be making use of it!

Anonymous said...

We have patio chairs with the same problem and I am wondering if you could share more info on how to secure the new fabric in that track-like system along the sides......?

Stacey
stacey@arg5.com

John said...

Hi Laura,

You did a fantastic job. I found this website where you can get many quality chair fabrics for all kind of patio chairs and the fabric can even be purchased by the yard. Custom fabric cuts available. You can get free samples. Check out patiochairsupplies.com

Susanne said...

Not only a great idea, fantastic execution!

Karen at Bargain-ista.com said...

Totally in love! So happy you redid them - they look gorgeous!!! Stopping by from the Best DIY Project of 2012.

casadeberry.net said...

I just found this - so timely because one of our chaises has fabric ripping like yours. So psyched, I can't wait to try this!

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Kelly Rinzema said...

I have a couple of sad looking chairs just like this, now if I could just learn to sew! Love how they turned out.

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