Thursday, June 3, 2010

Chair #2 Refurbished

Okay! Let's get started on our second chair. Tools you will need are as follows:
1. Seat to chair
2. Flat head screwdriver
3. Heavy Duty Stapler
4. Hammer (for those stubborn staples that won't go all the way in)
5. Fabric
6. Pliers (for the stubborn staples/nails that will not come out)
7. Scissors (not pictured)

Start by removing the old fabric. Use your flat head screwdriver. Wedge it under the staples and wiggle the staple out. If you have nails that you need to remove you will want to use the pliers for this step.

After the fabric is completely removed place it on your fabric and cut to shape. You want to use the fabric as a pattern.
I personally start with the top and bottom of the chair. Make sure your lines or pattern on the fabric are straight before stapling!

You can fold under for a "hemmed" look or staple as is. I like a cleaner look so I fold the fabric under once for a nice clean look.

When you get to the corners pull the fabric taunt (not too tight or the seat will look funny later). Fold over so the edges are smooth and do not show on the front. Treat it like a Christmas present. Staple the first fold then the next. Continue until all of the folds are smooth and overlapping. Then continue to your next corner.

I like to do the corners first and then the sides of the chair.

Here is the finished look! I completed this while cooking dinner last night. It is a simple and easy task. Enjoy!


  1. It looks awesome what a total change in just a snap! I really love the black and green one. But you know me I'm a green Junkie!

  2. i am too! it took everything in me not to make this chair