How To Reupholster A Chair – Makeovers To Inspire You

Furniture inevitably gets old and there’s a point when we look a chair and we decide it’s time for a change. Sometimes that means a brand new chair is in order but sometimes not all hope is lost and a makeover is planned? Not sure how to reupholster a chair? No worries. The following projects will show you exactly what you need to do. Each of them show the transformation of an old and ugly chair into a beautiful one that looks like new. We hope they’ll inspire you to give your own chairs a second chance when the time comes.

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Let’s start with this old French chair featured on Lostandfounddecor. It didn’t look very good and things only got worst after the old fabric was removed. After getting rid of the old nails and painting the frame, the old pieces of fabric were used as templates and new ones were cut. They were then sewed together into a beautiful new cover. The finishing touch was the trim which hid any imperfections between the fabric and the wooden frame.

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Reupholstering dinner chairs can be a bit easier. It’s important to cut out fabric squares that are big enough to wrap around the sides to the bottom so be sure to measure your chairs correctly. Once you have a piece of fabric ready, remove the chair bottom and get rid of the old upholstery and any staples that might hold it in place. Put the new fabric on and make sure it’s tight around the edges. Staple it in place, trim the excess fabric and then staple a smaller square of fabric over it, on the bottom of the seat. Reassemble the chair. {found on southernmomloves}

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There’s also a project on househomemade that shows how to reupholster dining chair cushions. It’s pretty similar to what we mentioned so far. You can check out this tutorial for more details and for a new perspective on the redesigning of old chairs and what this process involves. In this case, the makeover doesn’t completely reinvent the chair but merely refreshes its look while maintaining the same style.