Tuesday, June 21, 2011

How to Re-Upholster an Old Chair

My office chair was a little old and worn out looking.  Not a very nice chair, it's a leftover from my college days:

It doesn't look that bad from far away, but the fabric was really old and yucky:

 So, I decided to re-upholster the chair with some really cute fabric I found from tonic living.  First, I had to disassemble the chair and remove the old fabric.  This turned out to be much more involved than I had originally thought.

I thought the fabric would just rip off, but it definitely did not!  I cut most of it off, and then used a flat-head screwdriver and pliers to get the staples and the rest of the fabric off.

The foam was still in pretty good shape, so I left it as is and just replaced the fabric.

I added a layer of quilt batting underneath the fabric and stapled both to the back with a staple gun.

After doing this to both the top and bottom pieces, I reattached both to the original frame.  I think the finished piece turned out pretty nice!

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