It’s official, I have upholstered 3 chairs now!!! Still can’t believe it but Eric did a lot of the up front labor on this one because it’s his chair… and that was the deal if I was going to help him. My hands have this problem called carpel tunnel and removing all the staples does a number to my hands, so Eric had to do that part :)! Find our other two chair makeovers here & here.
Anyways months ago my parents found this chair for us for FREE! But we did not like the wings on the chair, so we removed them, find that here. Are you ready for a before and after? Well here you go!
What do you think?
The process of redoing this chair was very similar to our other chair so if you want a more detailed tutorial head over to that post, here. And a TIP for redoing any chair is take lots of pictures during the process of removing the old fabric that way you remember how to add the new fabric.
Speaking of fabric, Eric found this fabric at our favorite local home fabric store (sad day, I just found out last week that they are going out of business). We bought 6 yards and it cost right around $44. But let me give you a list of the recommended materials you will probably need to redo a chair.
- fabric – 6 yards
- 5/32″ piping – I always try to use the old but sometimes you need new
- upholstery tack strips (metal ones) – to attach some fabric pieces
- cardboard tack strip – gives a crisp line in the fabric
- 1/2″ staples – I find mine at my local hardware store
- batting – I like to add new/more sometimes
- sandpaper, stain, & polycrylic – to redo the legs
- stapler – I use this one that comes with my air compressor
I always reuse the old fabric as a pattern for my new fabric but I like to add at least 2″ extra inches on most sides, just to make sure I have enough fabric. I do cut some of the extra fabric off after adding it to the chair.
Here is the chair before removing the wings.
And here is adding the fabric to the chair.
But what do you think of our new chair? I am loving the fabric!! It did find a home in our master bedroom and I do not feel like it takes up a ton of room, plus Eric loves it!! Do you have any questions? I hope our previous chair tutorial will answer them for you.
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