|This chair apparently did time as an art canvas as well.|
|So tacky :(|
Here comes the local craft store super coupon. I was in there picking up fabric for my dress (last post) when they stuffed this weekend coupon in my bag that I just couldn't resist redeeming on this project.
I intended on getting some faux leather-looking vinyl but ended up getting some real leather because my coupon was so awesome. I hope I don't regret it.
This isn't my first go-round recovering chairs. I've actually done it a few times now but it was my first for this table. I am no furniture recovering expert, but it is really easy and I thought I'd share my technique. All you need is a stapler gun with staples and whatever fabric you want to cover with. I start with squares that are wide enough to wrap around each side.
Remove the cushion from the chair and lay upside down on your fabric. I always start with the straightest and longest side (usually the front of the chair) and wrap it up and around stapling from the center and moving outward. Hold the fabric taut without stretching it.
Next, I do each front corner hospital-style and staple in place. I don't know if this is a real term, but it is the same way you make a bed with hospital corners.
|Front corners, hospital style|
|Don't hate on my favorite orange sweatpants.|
Now, straighten the remaining fabric and staple into place.
Because I started with a square and covered a trapezoid, I have a lot of excess fabric. Trim back to about a half inch or so from where the staples are. Too much fabric will make it hard to fit it back on your chair frame. Also, I would recommend making sure you leave the areas where your screws go uncovered just to make it easier to put the seats back in place.
|Hank the Cowdog wanted in on the chair action.|
Tada! My finished master piece! It looks soooooo much better.
|All the happy chairs together! What a beautiful after picture!|
Total cost: $54
Total time: 1 1/2 hours
Final verdict: I love, love, love the new look!!! Hoping it stays looking this awesome!