Monday, 14 January 2013

DIY Dining Chair Upholstery

Our dining room chairs have been in need of new upholstery for some time now. I meant to do it before christmas but  never got around to it. Finally my hubby and I teamed up and did them before Hayden's birthday party this weekend. They turned out great and took under 2 hours!!
The finished product!
Before
Torn fabric...yuck!

Unscrew seat from chair.
Remove staples with needle nose pliers.
   Take off old fabric and use as a guide to cut new upholstery. I cut a little big, better safe than sorry! 
Staple upholstery on. Pull it tight, especially the corners!
You can add a sheer cover over top at this point. We used the same one from the old seat but I forgot to photograph it!

Screw the seats back on to the chairs and your done! We switched to a faux pebbled leather in dark brown. It created a modern, monochromatic look that I love! It will also make for easy clean up with a toddler! 

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13 comments :

  1. okay i am so impressed! looks great! love your blog..xo
    chaseandem.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much, I love yours too!

      xx kelly

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  2. Those chairs really look great! And it seems like such a simple project yet it really has a big impact! Love it!

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  3. Love this idea! Thanks for sharing!

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    XO
    Sofia

    Stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

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  5. Thanks for all the feedback!!

    xx Kelly

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  6. Thank you for stopping by. I love your blog. You inspired me to take my chairs apart and re-uphoster them!

    Janise
    http://MamaInHeels.com

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  7. Wow, you are quite handy my dear! I think if I tried to take my chairs apart, it will end up in the trash LOL! It is really impressive that you managed to do it perfectly! Kudos, well done!

    Kisses from Dubai!
    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES DAILY
    http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.com/

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    1. My hubby helped me out! Team effort!!

      xx Kelly

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  8. How funny!!! We have almost the exact same set at my house! I love the facelift you gave to these chairs! Great job:)! Gives me ideas....;)!

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  9. great job! I love this kind of thing :) If you ever want to do any other DIY furniture projects and need a hand them I am your girl! great result. They look way better that colour. xoxo

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