We have two folding chairs that sit in our (my husband’s and mine, that is) office. He sits at his computer with one – me at my sewing machine or serger with the other. They’re functional, but they were in need of new padding and covers. Recovering a chair is very simple and I thought I’d share with you how you do it!
First unscrew the cushions from the chair frame.
With a pair of pliers, remove all of the old staples holding in the old fabric cover and throw it away with the old foam that was used.
Cut a new piece of high density foam or similar to the size of your seat.
Wrap the chair bottom (with cushion) in the new fabric and secure in place using a staple gun. Make sure your staples aren’t long enough to go through the seat bottom (usually 1/4″ works well for most chairs). For a chair that will be used a lot, a home-decor weight fabric is best.
Secure the corners well, making them smooth on the finished side.
Trim any excess fabric and re-attach with your screws to the chair base. And your done!
Repeat on the other chairs too!
Your chairs look fantastic!
Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [08 Nov 02:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria
Great fabric, and this is a timely post. I just finished painting our dining room table (it’s been sitting in the garage for 6 YEARS waiting for the hubs to do it), and now I need to refinish all the chairs that came with it. Do you know of a good way to clean wooden chairs? I think they are going to need a good scrubbing, but I would rather not have to reseal them when I’m done.
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