How to Quickly Refresh an Old Chair

Categories: furniture, Tuffet

Give a saggy, outdated chair a makeover! You don’t need any upholstery skills at all to refresh your old furniture. Add a pretty cushion and a cozy foot rest to make your old seating look new again.

What you need to make this project

Quick Shop


Poly-Fil® 100% Polyester Fiber Fill – 20 Pound Box


Price: $129.99

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Fairfield Square Tuffet Kit – Project Ready, Just Add Fabric


Price: $66.00

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Step One

This old chair was still in decent shape, but the seat had really given out. Rather than strip the entire chair and reupholster it, let’s give it a makeover by sewing a pretty pillow to cover the seat with!

Assemble your supplies. You can find the tuffet kit and Poly-Fil links in the supply list above. All you have to do is choose a fabric for your project.

The tuffet is easy to make. Please see the video for step by step instructions.

The foot rest combined with the support from the new seat cushion make this chair so much  more comfortable now! This quick project is an easy way to update your old furniture.