Monday, July 23, 2012

Upholstered Dining Room Chairs


So, a few weeks ago I showed how I upholstered my new kitchen bench (see that post here). This weekend I decided I was going to do the same with my dining room chairs.
 I can't even believe I'm showing this considering their condition. But honestly, with two little kids, I was putting it off as long as I could. I couldn't wait any longer.
 I had left over fabric from the bench project as I mentioned above. I bought this from Fabric.com. The best part about this fabric is that it is laminated--meaning, I can wipe it down. Yippee!!
 Here's the tools I used for this project:
1. Scissors
2. Screw gun or screw driver
3. Staple gun
4. Staples
That's it.
 First, I simply turned a chair over on its side and removed the 4 screws attached to the seat base.
 Then I popped off the seat. Wow pictures really don't lie do they? That is one scary   cushion.
 I laid out my fabric and put the seat base on top
 and cut enough excess to be able to pull tight and staple on all sides.
 Then I used that piece of fabric as a pattern to cut the remaining chairs.
 When upholstering, I stapled the two longer,  straight(er) sides first. Then I worked around the other sides almost as if wrapping a present. This fabric is a bit stretchy so I had to make sure I was pulling it taut the entire time. When I was finished I used a hammer to make sure all of my staples were snug.
 I screwed the seat base back the same way it came off and wa-la! So much better.
And kid proof! Now that it is done I really am not sure why I waited to long. The whole project took me about an hour and a half. And if/when I ever get tired of the fabric it is a very easy fix. Love those kinds of projects.

Today's Daily Tip: I like to carry my paint colors and fabrics into various rooms of my house. This tends to help the house have a more cohesive feel and flow.
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  1. Wow! What a difference a little fabric makes! The chairs look great!

    Mary

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