What a pain in the neck. Literally! Sore fingers, weak lower back and sweat just running down my face. I enjoy the out come of this D.I.Y project but it took me longer than I expected and it looks harder than it really is. I’ve seen countless of video’s including blog post about reupholstering chairs, couches & much more so I told myself, ” I think I should try… this but wait, I am on a budget”.
Luckily I have a mother who owns numerous of fabric, a sand paper machine and the majority of the items I needed to complete this project. Now the only thing I needed was a chair. One day, my cousin Roudna and I went riding around our neighbor looking for chairs that has been thrown away. YUP!!! That’s right we went trash shopping. We were so thrilled to find two ugly chairs to practice reupholstering. I told her we could be the odd balls that we are and have best friends chairs instead of best friends necklaces.
Here is a quick step on how to reupholstering a chair.
Step 1. Find an ugly,old, or new chair.
Step 2. Remove the nails in the bottom of the slip seat & seat rail
Step 3. Also you want to remove stables on the slip seats.
Items I used were an old butter knife and a wire cutter.
Step 4. Find a fabric you want, be sure to measure it with the old fabric so it will fit perfectly into the chair.
SIDE NOTE: If you want to save the cushion (yellow part) but it smells? Put it in the dryer for 5 minutes with some dryer sheets. After 5 minutes spray the cushion with a fabric spray for furnitures front & back then put it in the dry once again for 5 minutes. Now, lets continue with reupholstering this chair.
Step 5. My favorite part. Sand down the chair be sure you don’t miss any details.
Step 6. Repaint OR SPRAY PAINT the chair (DO NOT USE CHEAP SPRAY PAINT lol)
SIDE NOTE: Pick a color of paint that will complement your fabric.
Step 8. Measure the fabric then use a stable gun to seal the deal 🙂
Step 9. Adjust the seat, be sure the fabric is not lose ( go back and stabilize the fabric to the chair again if necessary.)
Step 10. Screw the seat slip back & then your work is complete.
Here is how your hard work should look like.
How the chair looked before.
Thank you so much for reading, if this inspired you to do your own kind of D.I.Y please use this hashtag #InspiredByGM 🙂 Also be sure to stay tuned for my extreme room makeover only on my youtube channel. Youtube.com/GoldenMinettesWorld
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