03/16/2012 12:56 pm ET Updated Oct 11, 2012

One Chair Three Ways

Have an old dining room chair that you don't know what to do with? Don't throw it out -- transform it. With a few easy steps, you can take that mismatched chair and turn it into one of your favorite -- and most creative -- pieces of furniture that is sure to attract a lot of attention.

All it takes are three key ingredients:
1. Paint: after sanding and priming the chair, choose a vibrant or cool color to complement your existing décor.
2. Fabric: go bold, creative, graphic or contemporary and contrast it to the paint color.
3. Embellishments: have fun in the craft store! Look for accessories to dress up that chair and add some interest.

Remember, the look of your furniture is only limited by the ideas you can come up with. As designer Kelly Edwards says, "Grab some fabric, grab a can of paint and use your imagination."