I know I’ve bombarded you with fall lately, but this cool weather had me so excited! Today I thought we’d switch it up and take a look at a super easy DIY tutorial I’ve had in store for awhile. I’m going to share with you today a super simple and easy way to reupholster dining chairs. I’ve reupholstered these chairs many times because it’s THAT easy! And did I mention cheap?! Grab a cup of coffee, sit back and get ready to be amazed!
Reupholstering Dining Chairs
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Staple Remover or use pliers
I had reupholstered these twice before but since painting my kitchen a light grey, the red just wasn’t cohesive with the style.
Step 1: Remove Seat
The first step to reupholster dining chairs is to remove the seat. This is super easy and usually just involves taking out a few screws. You can use a simple screwdriver or drill for this. I used a drill just to do so quickly.
Step 2: Remove Fabric
I like to remove the existing fabric on my seats when I reupholster dining chairs. This way I’m not stapling new staples over old staples making the process way easier! This step takes the longest, about 10 minutes per chair but gives you a cleaner look overall.
You can be a professional and use an actual staple remover or you can just use pliers that have a bit of a pointed tip on them. Just slide them underneath the staple and pull up.
Step 3: Center Fabric
I used linen napkins from World Market for this because they were so cheap! I purchased the black ticking stripe ones for $7.96 with a 20% off code. That means I paid $1.60 per chair! Plus, the napkins were the perfect size to reupholster dining chairs. This is something you’ll want to check depending on the size of your chair seat.
I’ve linked a few other beautiful linen napkins for your convenience!
This is a really important step, guys. Don’t mess this part up or you’re going to have to the first two steps all over again. Lay your fabric right side down on the ground and lay your seat upside down on top of your fabric.
Step 4: Staple
Pull the edges of the fabric over the seat taut and staple as close to the edge of the fabric as possible. This ensures that no loose fabric hangs down and is visible underneath your seat. Work your way around the entire seat. Make sure you don’t cover your screw holes so you can reinstall your seat.
When you get to the corners, just fold your fabric and staple. Make sure you don’t fold or crease any of the fabric showing on top.
Flip your seat over and admire your handiwork! Congratulations, you’ve just learned how to reupholster dining chairs!
Step 5: Reinstall Seat
Lay your seat back on the chair and reinsert the screws you took out in step one. Once you get the hang of one chair, it should only take you 15 minutes or less to reupholster each chair. Reupholstering doesn’t have to be scary and complicated, and it doesn’t have to be expensive!
What do you think? Will you try your hand at some reupholstering now that it doesn’t look so hard?!
If you haven’t yet, check out these theatre seats I reupholstered!
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