Monday, May 13, 2013

Easy DIY: Dining Room Chair Recover

Easy DIY Chair Recover
Realty Masters updates their conference room table chairs.

We sure are glad to have Celia Kafka, our community association manager, on our team.  When it's comes to all things crafty, Celia is our go to woman.
5 Easy Steps to Cover your chairs
Easy DIY Chair Recover~ 5 Easy Steps to recover your chairs

Realty Masters has a dining room/ conference room table at our office with 6 chairs that badly needed a facelift. After years of use, they were stained and worn.

We used 3 yards of fabric to recover 6 chairs.  We chose a more durable, leather type material that would show less dirt! 

The supplies you'll need:
  • Screw driver
  • Fabric
  • Scissors
  • Staple gun & staples

With 5 easy steps, Celia was able to recover our chairs in less than an hour.

Here's how she did it:

Disassemble the chairs
by removing the screws
on the underside of the chair.

Step 1:  Choose & purchase your fabric.  This is the fun part. Choose something durable or that matches your color scheme. 

Step 2:  Disassemble chairs. Flip the chair upside down.  There were four screws on the underside of the chair that secure the cushion to the chair.  Remove the screws and set aside. Remove the cushion from the chair.

Step 3:  Measure and cut the fabric to fit each cushion.  Make sure to leave a few inches extra on each side as the fabric tucks under the seat and is stapled to the underside of the cushion. 
Step 4:  Staple the new fabric over the old!  You may have to remove the old fabric in some cases, but we did not have to here which saved us some time.
Recovering a dining room chair Pensacola FL
Left:  Newly covered chair!  Right: Sad, stained chair

Step 5: Reassemble the chairs. That easy!
For under $25 and less than two hours time, Celia was able to make these chairs look and feel brand new again. Thanks Celia!

We hope this inspires you to recover your worn out chairs too.  Let us know if you do.  Have any questions for Celia? She'd be happy to answer them.

Thanks and have a great day,
Nicole St. Aubin, Broker Associate
Realty Masters of FL~ #1 in Pensacola Rental Homes!
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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing this very informative post! This is so interesting to know...i would love to try this at home..


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