Recovering Dining Room Chairs

Recovering Dining Room Chairs

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Recovering Dining Room Chairs

How to Re-cover an Upholstered Chair An old dated chair is given a new funky look with spray paint and fabric. How to Refinish a Dining Room Table Easily refinish a dated or worn dining room table to give it a fresh look. How to Reupholster an Arm Chair Upholstery can be an intimidating project, but it seems more complicated than it actually is. A thrift store arm chair with simple lines, a sturdy frame and good padding makes a perfect subject for a novice upholsterer. How to Make a Custom Dining Chair Slipcover Give everyday dining chairs a stylish makeover with easy-to-create linen slipcovers with flirty ruffled skirts. Slipcovers are a great way to disguise mismatched seating or give dated chairs a quick update. How to Refresh a Rattan Peacock Chair Add a pop of color to a woven rattan chair with a fun ombre paint treatment and a vibrant ribbon trim. How to Build an Expandable Dining Room Table If your dining room is tight on space, this hinged table is the perfect solution. How to Make a Handpainted Funky Wood Chair Paint a design on an old chair and attach a fun fabric with this project. How to Sew Chair Covers Sew fabric panels that imitate the shape of chair backs to minimize the amount of wood in a room or for special occasions. Follow these step-by-step instructions. How to Make Kitchen Chair Seat Covers Give your chair an updated look with this economical project. How to Clean a Wet Room From kitchens and bathrooms to utility rooms, this step-by-step method shows how to apply maximum cleaning power.
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Recovering Dining Room Chairs

Remove the existing upholstery. This is optional. Removing the existing fabric can be time-consuming, using a screwdriver and pliers to pull up each staple. Unless there is an odor or padding has escaped the cushion, it is not recommended that you remove the base layer of fabric on your seat. Recovering a bare seat pad is trickier and may require additional steps. If the batting or foam cushion is decaying, for example, you may need to replace it.
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Recovering Dining Room Chairs

Welcome back to Upholstery Basics, where we’ll be rolling up our sleeves and completing our first project together: a wrap-around seat. Of all seating, dining room chairs get the brunt of the abuse — a little vino here, red sauce there. If you’ve been glaring at those chairs and wondering how to give them that much-needed facelift, read on, and you’ll be transforming those eyesores into jaw-droppers in no time. — Amanda
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Recovering Dining Room Chairs

Your method looks interesting and quick. But there are other ways of doing it. There is a way to make the seat more waterproof so that the foam doesn’t soak up liquids, nor the wood beneath rot. Also there is a way of not using adhesives and making the edges of the seat just as soft as the seat itself. You could say that there is more than one way to skin a cat, or upholster a chair. (Smile) My youngest son and I are planning a few projects this summer. We will be repairing and updating a few dining benches and tall chairs, and a 50 year old military office chair. The dining seats will be pretty straight forward, but we might do something crazy to their table. I am thinking something fluffy and colorful for the office chair. Thanks for your ideas, Ms. Lo
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Recovering Dining Room Chairs

76 Sirena (Lo) Karrick Jun 13 2015 Your method looks interesting and quick. But there are other ways of doing it. There is a way to make the seat more waterproof so that the foam doesn’t soak up liquids, nor the wood beneath rot. Also there is a way of not using adhesives and making the edges of the seat just as soft as the seat itself. You could say that there is more than one way to skin a cat, or upholster a chair. (Smile) My youngest son and I are planning a few projects this summer. We will be repairing and updating a few dining benches and tall chairs, and a 50 year old military office chair. The dining seats will be pretty straight forward, but we might do something crazy to their table. I am thinking something fluffy and colorful for the office chair. Thanks for your ideas, Ms. Lo Reply
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Recovering Dining Room Chairs

Do you have dining room chairs with faded, stained or outdated seat cushion fabric? Maybe you found a nice old chair at a yard sale that just needs a reupholstered seat. Even if you’re not very handy, this is an easy do-it-yourself project that doesn’t require exotic equipment or sewing skills. So, all you non-Martha Stewart types and craft-impaired individuals, grab a staple gun and follow the instructions below. You can do this project; we
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Recovering Dining Room Chairs

Great instructions! Thank you so much! My question is about comfort. I removed my probably 1950’s Heywood Wakefield dining room chair covers and replaced the petrified batting with 1″ high density foam and of course new Dacron, with the addition of new upholstery covering. They look beautiful, but not so comfortable! I don’t want to go much higher on the foam because it will change the look of the chairs. I also didn’t use batting for the same reason. Here’s the problem- they used to be very comfortable. I sat in one of the new ones this morning and got a backache! Any ideas? I’ve only covered two to of the 6, which is good. I’ve even contemplated putting the foam and Dacron over the old stuff. Thank you for any ideas!
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Search Add New Question How do I reupholster a chair seat with cording around the seat? wikiHow Contributor You can cut the cording and find a piece of wood in the required sizes, upholster that, and screw onto the chair base when finished. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 11 Helpful 12 Where do you find the material to recover? wikiHow Contributor JoAnn Fabric stores, Etsy, Ebay, or any number of online fabric stores. Measure your chair seats plus extra fabric to turn over and under the cushion, and then staple. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 3 Helpful 5 How can I re-upholster the cane back of a dining room chair? wikiHow Contributor Here’s one way (but be forewarned — it’s difficult). Remove the spline that holds the cane on the back, and staple the chair back plus muslin plus thin cotton batting to the innermost edge of the chair front. Attach one piece of wide jute webbing for extra support. Add three or so layers of poly batting, plus a thin cotton batting and then your fabric. You can sew the welt cord (or have someone else do it) and then glue it into the crevice where the spline was with hot glue. Practice with one chair. This method isn’t for the faint of heart. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 5 Helpful 3 Is there an alternate method for stapling if my electric staple gun won’t penetrate the hardboard backing on a cushion? wikiHow Contributor Yes. You could use a manual stapler. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 5 Helpful 0
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How can I re-upholster the cane back of a dining room chair? wikiHow Contributor Here’s one way (but be forewarned — it’s difficult). Remove the spline that holds the cane on the back, and staple the chair back plus muslin plus thin cotton batting to the innermost edge of the chair front. Attach one piece of wide jute webbing for extra support. Add three or so layers of poly batting, plus a thin cotton batting and then your fabric. You can sew the welt cord (or have someone else do it) and then glue it into the crevice where the spline was with hot glue. Practice with one chair. This method isn’t for the faint of heart. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 5 Helpful 3