(Closed) DIY reupholstering for a crafting newbee…

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
1543 posts
Bumble bee

I’m interested in this exact subject, myself; I’d like to hear some tips as well. I was scrubbing/steam cleaning our dining room chairs today, prepping for Thanksgiving next week. Ours are an ivory/beige-ish color, and like yours, they’ve just seen better days. Especially with two kiddos, and two pets Frown I thought to myself, hmmm, these wouldn’t be too hard to re-cover…….

Post # 4
1932 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

If you do a search on pinterest, you will find a LOT of blogposts on tutorials. 

Here is one: http://littlegreennotebook.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-reupholster-chair-part-3.html

I am also planning to reupholster a chair I have, I figure it doesn’t look too hard. I’ve been browsing the internet for upholstery fabrics. Even Joanns has some nice ones, and if you get their email coupons you can get fabric for up to 50% off. 

Post # 5
2891 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I have redone many a chair. Can you post a pic of it so I can help you?

Post # 6
3539 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Im doing my dining chairs atm. So far so goo its mainly wood which i have painted and covered the cushion bit part. Lets just say im getting a little staple gun happy!

Deciding to start off small rather than go large. So have fun!

Post # 7
2562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Look up a couple tutorials, then be sure to buy a little extra fabric, and experiment, the first time I did it I bought enough to cover 1 extra chair just in case. I did the first chair, and fine-tuned my technique by the second chair. I ended up not having to start over on the first chair, but did pull some staples out and tweaked it a but after I finished the rest of the chairs. Make sure you get an upholstry fabric, if you get the wrong fabric it won’t hold up to being pulled tight and then sat on!

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