(Closed) Reupholstering a Chair?

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Post # 3
955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@dayl20:  Post a pic of the chair….


I would assume (like you, I’ve recovered small projects….no sewing needed, only a staple gun) the difficulty of the project would all depend upon whether sewing is required and/or what type of fabric you’d use.



Post # 6
955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

That chair would definitely be beyond my comfort level.  I would guess you could buy your own supplies to upholster it yourself– probably $50-$100 or you could check out upholstery services either through Craig’s List or Angie’s List.


Depends on your budget and skills, really.  It looks like a really nice chair….good luck!

Post # 7
10368 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I would pay someone. It will probably cost around $300-ish plus the cost of fabric, i’d guess. More if you live someplace more expensive (NYC, San Fran etc). Less in a really cheap place like WV.

Post # 8
3462 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My mom did her couches/chairs years ago.  They still remark how her job has lasted over 2x what the original upholstery did!  According to her, the time consuming part was taking the fabric carefully off the first chair so she could use it as a template to make the pattern for the new one.  Dad ripped his fabric off the second chair quickly w/o needing to be careful. 

Post # 10
1408 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@dayl20:  good luck!! 

Post # 12
2459 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@dayl20:  Can’t wait to see the results!

Post # 13
664 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

You’re a rave lady going DIY with this. I’d love to see pics when it’s done.

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