Tuesday, June 15, 2010

:: how to :: recovering chair cushions

this is one of the easiest ways to update your dining room, 
or in our case the breakfast room!
it was also the easiest part of our weekend project.
the complete finished product will be revealed later today!

{what you'll need}

scissors for cutting, staple gun for stapling fabric to cushion,
screw driver to pull out any mishap staples, pliers to help pry out mishap staples
{optional, but reommended}
spray fabric with an upholstery protector to protect against spills
this particular bottle was purchased in the fabric area of hob lob
the fabric looks much darker and rather chenille-ish because it's wet from the spray,
but no permanent changes to color or shade occur

cut fabric in shape of cushion,
leaving a couple of inches on each side for folding over

staple long side

staple short side
by stapling parallel sides first, fabric is tightened so no gaps occur when stapling corners

fold and staple corners

not too pretty underneath,
but you can trim away the excess

beautiful on top

::extra pointers::
if you haven't purchase the fabric,
try to pick one that's not too thick
the thicker the fabric the more difficult to fold and staple corners

take your time.
if not your corners will be loose and they'll probably
drive. you. crazy.
i redid two of mine after rushing through the first time

1 comment:

  1. I love how quickly this project can go and changes a chair in a snap. You did a great job. Thanks so much for leaving me the sweet note.


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