July 16, 2014

Using Fabric Samples To Recover A Chair Seat

After - Using Fabric Samples to Recover A Chair Seat by Juliana Michaels 17turtles.com

About a year ago a friend of mine who works in interior design gave me a ton of fabric samples. She offered them to me because she knew I liked doing crafts and she really didn't want to throw them away. I told her I would take them and I have been sitting on these treasures for months wondering what to do with them.

Using Fabric Samples to Recover A Chair Seat by Juliana Michaels 17turtles.com

Well, I finally decided to try using one of the scraps for something around the house. I thought some of the pieces might be big enough to recover a chair seat. I bought this chair several years ago and paid about $10 for it. As you can see, the seat cushion is in need of a re-do. It was super ugly and dirty. I went through the boxes and pulled some pieces that were large enough and decided on this beautiful golden floral pattern to match my spare bedroom decor. 

Before - Using Fabric Samples to Recover A Chair Seat by Juliana Michaels 17turtles.com

I unscrewed the seat cushion and removed a couple of the old layers. I was surprised to find that it had been recovered at least 4 times. Next, I trimmed the fabric sample piece to be large enough to wrap around the sides and bottom of the cushion. Then the fun began...I got to use a staple gun for the first time ever!

Using Fabric Samples to Recover A Chair Seat by Juliana Michaels 17turtles.com

It was super easy to pull the fabric tight and staple it into place. I now have plans to recover another chair that I have in my craft room. I'm still trying to decide on what fabric to use, but I will share it with you too once it's complete!

Using Fabric Samples to Recover A Chair Seat by Juliana Michaels 17turtles.com

What do you think about how it turned out? Have you ever tried doing anything like this? I can promise you that I will be doing more of it very soon!

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4 comments:

  1. Wow! That chair turned out GREAT! I have never upholstered anything and am in awe of all people who tackle projects bigger than 12x12!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Lisi

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  2. Ohhhhhhhh it turned out amazing!!!!!!

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  3. How pretty! Great job. I'm going to do my dining room chairs, too.

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