Two weeks ago, I finally did this...
|Added some pizzaz to my chairs|
Plust, the chairs were needing this facelift, really, the seats were just so dirty already that I needed to re-cover them fast!
So, now that you've seen the finish product, I want to share with you how I did this super simple re-upholstering project!
STEP 1 :PICK YOUR FABRIC
|The 3 I was choosing from|
If it's your first time doing this, make sure to not use your Schumacher or any expensive fabric yet. That way, if you make any major booboo, your heart won't break a lot.
But DO pick a fabric that you love and avoid any stripes with your first try. The reason being, sometimes with stretching when you start re-upholstering, your straight line might go awry and it's not going to look good.
As you can see, other than loving this, it's pattern-less design makes it easy to use.
|Robert Allen Malachite Fabric|
|Mine only had 3, some have 4.|
STEP 4: STAPLE AWAY
Make sure you use something like this...
|A worthwhile investment for sure|
|Your project will be doomed from the beginning ;-)|
STEP 5: NOW, DEAL WITH THE CORNERS
Perhaps the most tricky part to this project, but almost mistake proof, since you can always straighten the fabric by pulling it tighter and stapling it again. Here's how I did mine...
IF you do make a mistake, removing and re-adjusting is easy with this…
Make sure too to AVOID THIS…
|tsk..tsk… The staples from the original Upholstery of this seat|
And also avoid doing this...
STEP 6: SCREW YOUR SEAT BACK AND ENJOY!
Have you done re-upholstering before? Do you have any other tips to share to us? I know a lot of you have done way more than this kind of project which I hope I'll be brave enough to tackle eventually!
Have a Good day!
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