Chairs are a dime a dozen in the junking world. Everywhere you look, these beauties stand in line waiting for someone to rescue them. Even if you have never reupholstered anything, I can show you a quick and easy way to reupholster a chair cushion the easy way. Let’s get started!
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How To Reupholster A Chair Cushion The Easy Way
The first step is to remove the existing fabric. A pair of needle nose pliers worked for me, but there are other fancy tools if you want to invest in them. I left all the padding intact as it was still in good condition.
Choosing Fabric For Your Reupholster Project
Selecting fabric for your project is like selecting a paint color. It can be hard to decide the pattern, texture, and color for your project. I try to stay with a theme. For this project, I chose a silver metallic paint finish, so therefore a modern pattern was appropriate for this reupholster project.
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The Right Tools For The Right Project
Before you reupholster anything, it’s nice to have the right tools for the right project. I was gifted this set from Mr. Honey Do a few years ago. Yes, I’m one of those silly girls that would rather have powers tool. Well, in addition to my paintbrush. You can purchase one here through Amazon and have it shipped right to your front doorstep. Just CLICK HERE!
I started by stapling the fabric from front to back. Making sure the pattern is centered and even. Then I stapled from side to side. Be careful not to pull the fabric too tight. Just enough to be snug and equal all the way around the cushion.
The Corner Fold
Now here is the tricky part. Well, it really depends on the curve of the cushion. For this one, I simply stapled the fabric all the way together on the corners (see pic above) and then mad a flap and folded it over and secure it in place with the staple gun.
Chair cushions are the perfect reupholster job for anyone just starting out. It’s pretty simple and straightforward.
Hey, thanks for hanging out with me here. Want to see how I painted the cool metallic finish on this chair and DIY sign made from a repurposed cabinet door? HERE YA GO! Just click here and I’ll show you.
Until the next project… xo, Do