upcycle an old chair

Use wallpaper to upcycle an old chair! The DIY that won’t cost you a fortune

Don’t buy a statement chair, upcycle an old chair for cheaper!

This is a DIY you could tackle in one weekend! You’ve probably already got everything you need to pull it off. If you’ve shopped for a good looking statement chair—you know it can cost a lot. We love the idea of upcycling what you already have to create a statement making piece without paying a statement price.

Laurel Harry shares the inspiration and how-to upcycle an old chair with wallpaper. She first saw a chair like this at Anthropologie, and wanted to attempt to remake the beautiful design, affordably. She thrifted an old IKEA chair, spray painted, wallpapered, and hit the jackpot.

Find more thrifting tips and DIY do’s and don’ts from Laurel on Instagram, @thehousethatdiybuilt.

Laurel uses wallpaper from the company Spoonflower. Find them at spoonflower.com. Laurel thrifted this IKEA chair to use in this project. Find it here.


I’m Laurel Harry, and I am obsessed with thrifting and finding pretty vintage pieces and styling them in my home! I also run a home décor Instagram page and live in Utah with my super handy hubby, our three kids, and a bunch of pets! Find me on Instagram @thehousethatdiybuilt.

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