Colorfully upholstered folding chairs

These are just common folding chairs, the kind that everyone has in their home or at least knows someone who does. The chairs are not upholstered so it might get a little uncomfortable to use for longer periods of time. It seems like a great idea to make them more comfortable while also adding some color. It’s exactly the project we’re going to analyze in this article. We’re going to see how you to can upholster these nice folding chairs.

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It’s not a difficult project, it doesn’t take much time and it doesn’t cost a lot. It will take you about one hour to upholster a chair and the price is $20 including the chair. Here’s what you’ll need for this project: slatted folding chairs, fabric scraps, foam for the seat and 1’’ foam for the back, Dacron, spray adhesive, stapler and staples, a double welt cord or gimp, a hot glue gun and glue, scissors and pliers in case you need to remove some staples.

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Start by choosing the fabric you want to use. Then measure, cut and staple a piece of 1’’ foam around the back. Start under the bottom nail and go up and over the top. Repeat the process with Dacron padding. After that, cut a 1 ½’’ or 2’’ piece of foam for the seat. Cut the edges and spray adhesive on the bottom of the seat. Press the foam in place. Then cut a piece of Dacron to cover the foam. It should be long enough so that you can tuck it down through the side slats to the bottom of the chair. Use the staple gun to staple the Dacron to the slats behind the front and back rails.

Now you can place the fabric on top of the padding and secure it with 3-4 staples at the center front and center rear. Tuck the fabric down through the slats at the sides and attach it on the bottom. Fold the chair and attach fabric underneath the bottom rail using staples. When you’re done start removing the temporary staples and secure everything with staples, neatly and even. Then use double welt cord or gimp and the hot glue gun to attach the trim and to cover all exposed staples. And you’re done!{found on apartmenttherapy}.