Recently I refreshed our Living Room.
The first project I completed was recovering our slipper chairs.
This is what the chairs looked like before.
Not bad, but it was time to freshen them up.
I had a hard time finding fabric that was sturdy, but didn't cost a million dollars.
So I was super excited to find this chambray tablecloth from Target. It was perfect!!!
I cut it in half and it was exactly enough fabric to recover both chairs.
I did not hem the fabric. The only prep I did was ironing it to get out the wrinkles.
The chair has screws underneath, so I undid them all.
The chair came apart in 2 pieces.
Then I started the upholstery.
These are all of the tools I used in the upholstery:
a staple gun,
flat head screw driver,
diagonal cutting pliers,
needlenose pliers (not pictured),
I didn't take off the old fabric, I just went right over it with my new fabric.
I pinned the fabric, pulled it tight and then stapled it. Repeat, repeat, repeat.
This was not a quick or easy process.
I would staple the fabric, then pull the staples out to adjust it, then re-staple.
It took a lot of trial and error.
Along the sides of the chair, the staples are a little bit visible. I'm ok with that.
But if you're not, you could use upholstery tacks or ribbon to disguise the staples.
What a difference!
The new blue fabric is so much lighter!
Step 1 of the Living Room refresh is complete.
I'll be back to show the rest soon!