- Thick fabric (approximately 2 meters for 6 chairs)
- Needle-nose pliers
- Staple Gun
- Staples (size 5/16th)
- Can of fabric guard spray
- A friend
- Unscrew the chair cushion
- Remove tissue backing if necessary (set aside)
- Use pliers to take out all the many staples
- Remove the old fabric from the cushion
- Using the old material as a guide, cut the new fabric in the same size and shape.
- Place cushion upside down on the piece of fabric.
- Pull the edges of the fabric onto the back of the cushion tightly and staple in place.
- Make the edges smooth by pulling and stapling the material evenly.
- Do all four sides first and then the corners.
- Fold the corners neatly and staple each layer.
- Fold so there is just one small pleat visible.
- Reuse tissue backing and staple in place.
- Spray fabric guard onto each cushion. (2 coats or more)
- Let dry.
- Screw the cushions onto the chair.
- Voila brand new chairs!
The whole process only took half a day to do 6 dining room chairs. You can do it alone but removing the staples and pulling the fabric taut and stapling are much easier with two people.
If you have any questions about the process leave a comment and I will answer right away.
It is actually so easy! If I had known it did not require specific skills I would have done it long ago.