Being crafty with my man; Edition 1 - re-upholstering chairs
When I lived in my first condo in Tampa, I was lucky enough to snag some awesome furniture from various places for a really reasonable price! My red couches, coffee table, and end table were found on Craigslist, my TV stand was free from a friend, and my boss at the time sold me her dining room table! When I originally acquired said table, the chairs were covered in a beige/brown fabric on the seats. I lived with it like that for the year I was in Tampa, and then the chairs and table went into storage...until now!
A little less than a year or so ago, my parents decided to re-upholster the dining room stools in their house. My mom picked out this great fabric...chocolate brown with small cream polka dots...and covered the chairs with them. I fell in love, and with my 50% off coupon to Jo-Ann Fabrics, I went and bought myself some as well to cover my dining room chairs with (eventually).
And now...the day had come! Before we moved, I decided it was time to break out the fabric and re-upholster those chairs! It is a pretty easy process, but here's a step-by-step if you need to conquer this project yourself!
Step 1 - Determine the amount of fabric you need! I bought a yard and a half square...I had 4 chairs to cover...just measure the chair seats to determine! You only need to cover the top, and just a small amount of the underside...you don't want a ton of overhang!
I had some extra fabric...I probably could have bought 1 yard square instead!
Step 2 - Cut the fabric to fit the chair seats. It doesn't have to be precise at this point!
Step 3 - Gather the fabric, pull tight, and start to staple! We started by stapling one side flat, working the corners taut, and then stapling down the other sides...repeat repeat!
Side 1 - stapled!
Hold that fabric tight!!!
Pull the corners...this was the tricky part...almost like wrapping a present!
Starting on the sides!
Getting that final corner!!!
***Make sure that you pull the fabric tight onto the seat, and don't staple everything at once! We put in a staple, then gathered/tightened the fabric, and stapled again!***
Step 4 - Cut off any excess fabric around the edges.
Look at that handiwork! Fabulous!
Step 5 - Screw the seats back into the chair frames! Voila!
My dad sat on the chairs so that Justin could screw the seats into place!
My man is so crafty! (erm...handy?)
I couldn't have done this without my man! :)
So, what do you think of the finished product? What kinds of projects have you involved your man in? :)