If you follow my blog then you know that I just refinished an antique vanity, into an awesome silver metallic Gothic style vanity. It turned out beautiful! You can find the tutorial for the vanity here. The vanity didn’t come with a chair, so I needed to find a Gothic style chair that matched or refinish a chair to match. It was going to be a bit hard to find one that matches and I didn’t want to pay a lot for one. I decided to get a chair that I could refinish. I knew that I wanted a rod iron type chair with a cushion, that I could paint and reupholster. I started looking in several thrift shops and I found a beat up wrought iron Gothic style chair. The chair was 24$, but it was half off day and I only paid 12$ for it.
This is what the chair looked like. It’s a diamond in the rough. I knew that I could turn this old, beat up chair into a wicked Gothic style chair to match my vanity. I wanted to paint the chair the same color as my vanity. I had painted my vanity with Rust-oleum’s silver metallic paint and then antique glazed it. Since I was set on my paint color I then needed to pick out a fabric to reupholster the cushions. I needed to find a fabric that would match the colors in my room, the vanity, and the chair. I went to Joann Fabric’s and searched. They had a very small selection for Gothic patterned fabrics in red and black. I did however find a fabric that was perfect. I had a 50% off coupon, so I paid 10$ for a yard. If you decide to buy your products from Jo-Ann’s I suggest going here to get coupons or sign up with your email to receive coupons and sale dates.
Down below is the list of supply’s you’ll need and the tutorial to create a stunning Gothic style chair
Gothic Style Chair Makeover
what You’ll Need
- 1 yard of fabric
- Staple gun
- Glue gun(optional, if your chair has a backing cushion)
- Spray paint(optional, if you’re repainting the chair)
- Antique Glaze(optional, if you want your paint to look antique)
- Piece of cardboard(optional, if your chair has a backing cushion)
- Screw driver
- Tailor’s chalk
I unscrewed the cushions off the chair and spray painted the chair with Rust-oleum’s silver metallic spray paint. Once dry I then glazed the chair with an antique glaze. If you need help with glazing check out this Tutorial.
Next I removed the old fabric that was on the cushions. I used my pliers to remove all the staples. This was a pain in the ass. I swear there was 1000 damn staples in those damn cushions. I placed the cushion on my fabric (cushion faced down) and cut out enough fabric in a circle to just cover the back of the cushion.
Next I pulled the sides up tight like this and put 1 to 3 staples in.
Then repeated on the other sides
Then I gradually pleated and stapled the fabric, so not to have any ripples on the cushion.
This is what my cushion looked like when I was done.
Since this was the bottom seat cushion you don’t need to do anything else. This cushion is done. If you have a back cushion repeat the same thing you did for the bottom seat cushion. You will then need to cut out a round piece of card board and staple it to the back of your backing cushion. I use a piece of cardboard, because the backing fabric won’t lay right and there will be a dip in the fabric.
Then place your cushion on your fabric and trace it with your tailor’s chalk
Then cut it out and hot glue it to the back of your backing cushion.
Then screw your cushions back on to your chair.
This is what my gothic chair looked like when I was done.
Here’s what it looks like with my Gothic Victorian vanity.
Here’s the before and after.
Let me know what you thought about my Gothic style chair tutorial. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask. I’d love to see the chairs that you create with this tutorial, please send in photos!! You can do so by going to my contact page, or by contacting me on any one of my social medias. The links are right down below or at the top of this post. If you’re interested in the Gothic corset lampshade, you can find the tutorial here. If you’re interested in the Gothic Victorian vanity, you can find the tutorial here. Be sure to stop by the Gallery, share and pin as much as your little black hearts desire. Stop back every day, we’re constantly adding new content. Thanks for stopping by.You can also find me at.......