Follow this step-by-step guide on upholstering a dining room chair
Old and “out of fashion” chairs can often be found sitting on the side of the street or shoved to the back of the garage because no one seems to know what to do with them. Although their frames are still in great shape, the cushions are a little dated, meaning they don’t quite fit the style of the home anymore.
If you’re wondering what to do about cool chairs with not-so cool cushions, here’s how to update them yourself.
What you’ll need:
- Staple gun
- Staples (and lots of them)
- Fabric of your choice
- Flathead screwdriver
To upholster the cushions:
Unscrew the bottom of the seat from the chair and remove all the staples attaching the fabric to the cushion.
Measure the width, length, and depth of the seat. Add a few centimeters to your measurements just to make sure the cushion is well covered.
Place the fabric wrong-side up on a flat surface and place the seat on it.
Trim the fabric so that there is enough all the way around to fold over the edge.
Fold a flap of fabric along the straightest side and staple from the centre working toward the corners; make sure the fabric is smooth and tight.
Trim any excess cloth and hammer down any staples that aren’t flush.
Return seat to the chair and screw the base back in.
It’s a good idea to repaint your chair before putting the cushion back to give it a fresh look.
This tutorial originally appeared on WikiHow.