Sunday, October 3, 2010

Recovered Kitchen Chairs

I have never liked the  fabric on my kitchen chairs so I decided to change it.

Recovering these seats was incredibly easy, fast, and inexpensive.

My chair before:


I removed the seat.  It was held in place by screws so I just had to loosen the screws and it popped off.


Once the seat was off,  I put the new fabric right on top of the old since the old fabric wasn’t dirty or in terrible shape.  It was just blah.


I simply stapled it on, pulling it tight.


The best tool for this is an electric staple gun.   I heart mine. 


I am not particularly neat, on the bottom.  I just staple, staple, staple.   Puckers on the bottom don’t matter like they do on the top.


When the seat was covered, I screwed it back on to the chair.

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Wa-La!    Completely different look.

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This project cost about six dollars for fabric for all four chairs  and  took less than two hours.   

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I didn’t mention I was doing this but my husband noticed the change right away when he came home and thought they looked great. 


Far Side of Fifty said...

They do look great..that was easy! Now you can change them again..when ever the mood strikes you! I heart my staple gun too! :)

Missy said...

I love then Mary!!

Great Job!!

Anonymous said...

really nice you right that fabric is better. love mom

Toyin O. said...

They look really nice; great job!