Chairs are a dime a dozen in the junking world. Everywhere you look, these little beauties just stand in line waiting for someone to rescue them. Even if you have never reupholstered anything, I’ll show you in this post a quick and easy way to reupholster a chair cushion. It’s easier than you may think.
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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 works for me, but there are many fancy tools out there if you want to invest in them. The padding that was under the fabric that I removed was still in good condition so I decided to leave it in place.
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 my hubby 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 made 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.
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Until the next project…