$5 Project for Chairs That Are Good as New!
My daughter recently moved into our third floor apartment – which was fully furnished. I am not sure who did all (most) of the damage because she left and the place looked like a tornado blew through. You will see several posts as I try to put the place back together.
For this project we had a pair of chairs that had an off white cushion. I was told my grandson spilled grape juice on them – regardless of what was spilled on them, they were either going in the dumpster or they were going to be reupholstered.
I actually enjoy reupholstering and enjoy adding different color to our chairs whenever I want.
Here are the chairs before I did them (and after I freaked)!!
Clearly that is more than grape juice – perhaps chocolate? Yeah, fun.
My younger daughter is testing them out (don’t mind the hair bling she put on her forehead…)
Anyway – after freaking… I went to the Salvation Army because sometimes they have some fabric for sale. Walmart near us finally started carrying fabric again so I was going to head there next. However, I hit the jackpot at Salvation Army and scored this green and white striped fabric. It was several yards for just $5 – far better than I would have paid at a big box store. I was a little nervous about working with stripes but figured I would give it a shot.
I didn’t take any photos in progress so I will explain it. The underside of this particular style chair had five screws – once I unscrewed them, it released the entire cushion. Then I simply placed the cushion on the fabric, trying to get the stripes straight, and cut around it with approximately a three inch edge. Then I started stapling the fabric to the underside of the cushion. I staple one side first to anchor it, then as I stapled each additional side – I pulled tight while stapling.
Once the cushion cover is all stapled on, I put it back on the chair and screw it back down. It takes a bit of time but it is a pretty easy project with amazing results.
Now if I could just fix all the other furniture she broke… I can’t wait for yard sales to start…