Monday, July 29, 2013

DIY Reupholstered Dining Room Chairs

My sister and I had talked about recovering the chairs in her dining room for months now because they were covered with stains from the boys and this past weekend I finally got the chance to actually cover them.  I wanted to share how they turned out.

My supplies: 
Heavy duty staple gun
Screw driver
Clear shower curtain (optional)

My sister unscrewed all of the seat cushions while I cut the fabric to the size of the chairs with about 2 inches extra on each side.  Then folded the fabric over the cushion to line up the pattern (I didn't remove the old fabric).  

When I felt it was straight I would hold the sides of the seat and flip it around.  I stapled the top and bottom first and then the sides occasionally flipping the seat to make sure the fabric was ok.  I didn't pull the fabric super tight because if you do it will be noticeable from the sides and I also didn't want to fabric to rip.  

The corners are tricky so I honestly tried to wing it and make it as neat as possible.  The chairs are not perfect but we all love them.  I then trimmed any extra fabric from the back.  We got the fabric from Wal-Mart (its duck-cloth so it's pretty thick).  Since my 2 yr old nephew is a messy eater I used the clear shower curtain to cover his chair so now my sister can just wipe it down and not worry about the stains.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you can make something today!