Today, I would like to share a super easy DIY project. I’m going to show you how to recover a dining room chair or any chair with a simple upholstered seat. For minimal costs, you can change the entire look of your dining room, breakfast area, desk chair, or accent chair. I have a Queen Anne Chair that I have recovered several times depending on where it was placed in the house. As I was decorating my upstairs bonus room, I decided I had just the spot for that chair. I just needed to recover it.
The supplies needed for this project are a fabric of your choosing, scissors, tape measure, needle nose pliers, screwdriver, and a staple gun.
First, turn the chair over and locate where the upholstered seat is attached. On my chair, it was attached at each of the four corners.
Second, using your screwdriver loosen the screws and remove them. Remember to place them in a safe place, because you will need them when you put the chair back together.
With a pair of needle nose pliers, remove all the staples or fasteners from the upholstered seat. Remove the old fabric.
You will next need to measure your fabric. A tape measure comes in handy for doing this. I like to use the old fabric as a pattern. I simply place it on top of the new fabric and cut to size.
Now, it is time to position the fabric onto the seat of the chair. Make sure you have your pattern placed just the way you want it.
Pull the bottom edge over the top tightly and staple.
Continue these steps on the opposite side. Then, it is time for the corners.
Fold each corner and secure with your staple gun.
When all the fabric is secured in place, position the upholstered seat back upon the chair. Take the screws that you put in a safe place, and attach the seat onto the chair.
Below is the finished product.
Below is where the chair is sitting in the bonus room.
I recovered my dining room chairs a few years ago. These chairs have been changed a few times. However, it is an inexpensive way to change the look of a room.
Thanks so much for stopping by. If you have any question regarding this project, please contact me. I know that I’m not always the best at giving instructions. I hope that you have a wonderful Wednesday, and please stop back by tomorrow for Tablescape Thursday.