My friend Dina had some dining room chairs that were very worn. She wanted to recover them and she knew it could be done, but she didn't think she could do it. Somehow this came up in one of our conversations, so I offered to help her.
I thought she would arrive with 6 chairs, but instead she came with two bags of chair seats. Her husband had removed them for her and was excited about getting them covered. It's very easy to take them off the chairs. It's basically 4 screws. Here is the bottom corner of one my kitchen chairs where the screw is located.
This is one of Dina's chair seats.
This is the bottom of the chair seat. The fabric underneath it is the new reupholstery fabric.
You can remove the old fabric and replace the foam, or not. It's much easier not to remove the old fabric. The foam of her chair seats was fine and still firm, so we put the new fabric right over the old.
A staple gun is essential to doing this job. An electric staple gun is even better, but only when you can figure out how to insert the staples.
And we couldn't do this project without our buddy.
It's really like wrapping a present.
You can cover the bottom with kraft paper, poster board, a non-fraying fabric, or not!
It didn't take Dina long, before she was doing it herself.
And they started piling up.
Don't they look beautiful?
Dina, you go girl!
Sometimes it just takes a little confidence.