Decor & Renovation

Easy and inexpensive way to update a basic armchair

By: Brett Walther

Photography by Ryan Brook Author: Canadian Living Credits: Photography by Ryan Brook

Decor & Renovation

Easy and inexpensive way to update a basic armchair

By: Brett Walther

A crisp, white cotton slipcovered armchair is a cottage staple. It's also the perfect candidate for a remarkably easy upmarket makeover.

What you'll need:
- Armchair slipcover with piping
- Fine-tipped permanent fabric marker in the colour of your choice

Step 1: Pinch the slipcover's piped edge (to pull it away from the surface upholstery)

Step 2: Use a fine-tipped, permanent fabric marker (available at most craft stores) in a punchy hue to colour the piping.

Step 3: To prevent the colour from bleeding, plan for three light applications and allow the piping to dry completely between each.

You'll get the high-end look of contrast piping for a fraction of the cost. Better yet, your new one-of-a-kind slipcover remains machine-washable!

Transform a plain chair into a work of art with our DIY decoupage project.
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Decor & Renovation

Easy and inexpensive way to update a basic armchair

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