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10 Ways to Update Folding Chairs

With backyard BBQs and outdoor parties taking over our summer, we’re bound to pull out the folding chairs for extra seating. But who really wants to have the dull browns and grays of those metal or wood beasts dampening the adorably coordinated hues of a summer soiree? No one, no one at all. For a quick fix, consider updating those foldables with a new paint job, patterned cushions or even some colorful covers. Check out these 10 DIYs that are sure to get those chairs party-ready in no time.


1. Color Dipped Chairs: We love to dip dye pretty much anything, so it was only a matter of time before we dip dyed our chairs. These add some seriously fun color to any shindig! (via Brit + Co)

2. Party Pretty Folding Chair: Soft pink paint, glitzy polka dots… this has clearly jumped to the top of our favorites list. (via My Fabuless Life)

3. Macrame Lawn Chairs: Get your knot on with some brightly colored paracord in this DIY project. The color combos are endless! (via Deuce Cities Hen House)

4. Striped Chairs: Updating your chairs doesn’t have to be a weekend-long project. Grab a few colors of paint and simply slap some stripes down the middle of your seats. (via Honestly WTF)

5. Anthropologie-Inspired Cushions: We’re always down for a good Anthro hack, especially when it saves us tons of money like these DIY cushions do. No need to splurge when you can craft your own! (via Merry Pad)

6. Spray Painted Folding Chairs: All those metal chairs need is a new coat of lighter, brighter paint. A few cans of spray paint should do the trick! (via Start at Home)

7. Festival Chair: Since your festival outfit is already planned, take some time to make this gorgeous, whimsical chair to take with you. (via Free People Blog)

8. Aluminum Chair Makeover: Even though this chair is made for a mini-me, all you have to do is supersize it to make it perfect for you, too. (via A Beautiful Mess)

9. Paint and Patterns: Lights and darks pair perfectly in this piece, with a fab updated cushion that features our fave chevron style. (via Design for Mankind)

10. Stylish Slipcover: If you’re more of a seamstress than a painter, have no fear! This DIY breaks down the few simple steps of putting together a simple and sweet slipcover. (via A Pretty Cool Life)

Which of these DIYs inspires you to give your chairs a makeover? Share your faves with us in the comments below.

Ahhh, fall. There are so many things to love about this time of year (give us ALL the sweaters and pumpkin-flavored eats). But, high on the list comes autumn decor candles, throws, textiles — you name it. Of course, buying items and actually adding them to your room are two different things. So we're turning to Instagram for the best styling advice and inspo for the season. Scroll on to see everything you need to get those wheels turning!

@sbkliving: Sometimes, it only takes a chic doormat to transition your front steps for the season. Hello, fall!

@rachelpuccetti: Excuse us while we spend an entire lazy Sunday relaxing in this fall-infused space.

@farmhousetofrills: A monochrome mantel never looked so chic. (That fireplace pumpkin setup is seriously *genius*.)

@faith_hope_home: Greet guests with a fall-themed entrance to set the tone for a day of pumpkin carving or scary movie marathoning.

@simplysoutherncottage: Don't forget about those nooks and crannies! This entryway/mudroom situation is capturing our little harvest-loving hearts.

@6thirtydecor: Speaking of pumpkins, pick up a few extra gourds to pave the way into your cozy autumn abode.

@farmsteadonfirst: That guest bedroom you weren't sure what to do with it? Transform it into a rustic retreat with some fall signage and mustard-yellow and green accents.

@fiddleleafinteriors: We're going to take a second to *swoon* over this adorable kitchen setup. Those farmhouse accents and simple centerpiece setup? We're in love.

@ohmydearblog: Contrary to what you think, florals *aren't* just for spring. Bring them into your abode by selecting buds in moody tones to pay homage to the season.

@simply.mrs.z: Drawn to modern style? Play up the Halloween vibes by picking black, orange and brass accents to rock on places like your bookshelf. (Bonus points for carrying the theme over to your textiles.)

@drivewaytodreams_crystal: We're going to go ahead and give two thumbs up to all of these orange-hued accents. Backdropped with a neutral furnishings and they truly *pop*!

@cripcollectiveig: For those who don't want to go overboard with the "fall stuff" this one will speak to you. Compile a couple of cute throws and a minimalist pumpkin print on your mantle and you're set

@cavcottage: Who said fun pillows were limited to furnishings only? We're ALL about this entry display.

@houseon77th: This daybed setup is a *dream*. But actually, this would be the perfect space to doze off in come the colder days.

@kristenforgione: For a more festive Halloween look, overhaul your living space with a spooky handmade addition like this one. *Googles paper bat DIYs.*