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How much did I pay? $40. Not back considering the potential this chair had! (potential I saw, and the hubby did not. He was like….”ewww”. But, he DID let me buy it!)
I LOVE THE LEGS on this chair. It’s what first caught my eye!
DO NOT be scared to re-upholster something! It’s a “figure it out as you go” kind of thing. Every piece of furniture is different. Just take it apart, and go for it!
First, I removed the seat cushion. It was simply screwed in on the bottom. Remove the screws, and then pull out the cushion.I had to have my hubby remove the seat back. Quite a bit of pulling and yanking was required.
I then lightly sanded the whole chair, with circular sander thingy (I know nothing about tools obviously….)
Sprayed it with some primer. (sanding and priming are optional, but make it look so much more finished!)
Next I re-upholstered the seat cushion.
Here are the EASY steps to do this.
- Lay fabric on the floor, wrong side of fabric up.
- Go to opposite side of cushion and pull the fabric TIGHT and staple that side (ex: if you staple the left side of the cushion first, do the right side next)
- Finish stapling remaining 2 sides, making sure fabric is tight the whole time
- When you get to the corners, make sure you neatly fold the fabric
(kind of like wrapping a present)
I then tackled the padded seat back. There is really no right or wrong way to do it I discovered.
Here’s what I did:
- I re-covered the existing seat back using the same steps as above
- I made my own cording to go around the edge of the seat back using cord
(can buy at any craft store) and leftover fabric from this project.
- I stapled in the cording all around the seat back opening
- I then stapled the backing right below the cording (this chair has an open back, so you can see the fabric)
- Next, I stapled the seat back cushion in place.
- I rolled the lining up over the seat back and hot glued it down to hide all the staples (all 4 sides)
Here is the finished product!
Sarah is a talented DIY’er! Head over to her blog,
to see more DIY projects. Here’s a sneak peek of her most recent too. Wow!