I love working on DIY project.  No…I really do!  If I can’t find what I need, I am usually make it myself.  I must confess that I am a Re-Upholster Newbie.   When it’s my first time creating something, I usually search first to see how it is done, if it is a relatively an easy project or if it will take a long time to complete.

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I was a bit apprehensive when starting my re-upholstered chair project.  Before I get ahead of myself, let me give you the back story of how I got to re-upholstering a chair.  Several moths ago, I got a text from one of my loving sisters who said she found a chair at a yard sale that she believed I could use in my craft room.  She was going to buy it for me and she said that she had material that would look great on the chair and even better in my craft room.

After she purchased the chair, life happened and it was a few moths before I could come and pink it up.  When she showed me the material she had, I felt in love with the project.  After getting the chair home, my husband and I discussed the project and he told me how easy it was to re-upholster the chair myself.  So fast forward another few months, at work one day, I decided to go home early and work on the project.  When I got home and after changing into some comfortable craft clothing, I gathered my supplies and tools together for the project.  Here are the steps I took:

  1. Gather your project supplies and tools together.
  2. Unscrew the seat from the chair. My husband helped me determined which crews to take out.
  3. Gently remove all of the staples from the underside of the seat.
  4. Using the current cover that you just took off as a template, cut your material out. I added an extra 2 inches in case I made any mistakes.
  5. Using the same foam cushion (because mine was still in good condition) staple the cover back to the seat of your chair.
  6. Screw the seat back onto the chair to reassemble.
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Viola!  You have re-upholstered your chair!  The whole process took a total of 2 hours for me.  I love my newly re-upholstered chair!  Have you re-upholstered a chair before?  Comment and let me know how it went with you.  I look forward to reading your comments.

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Patricia has been creative since she was 8 when she built her own puppet theater (with the help of her older sister) to put on a show for her mom and younger sister. She loves fiber embellishments, embroidery, photography, planner decor, and learning crocheting. Patricia also is a genealogist and volunteers as a webmaster for several non-profit organizations.

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