I am beginning with a confession… well two confessions:
- I have never recover chairs before… I have never recovered anything before so I was a little nervous about this project.
- I have never written a “How to” blog post, so I was a little nervous about writing and hitting the publish button.
I was thankful to have a partner in crime for this first project. Our daughter is home from college for the summer, so we set out to find the just right fabric for our project. After several stops we ended up at Hobby Lobby and finally found what we were looking for at the price I was looking for. If you have ever bought upholstery fabric, you know the price per square foot can be quite high. I had decided if I bought 2 1/2 yards I should have more than enough fabric to cover my four chairs with some left over for mistakes or another project. I was THRILLED by the choices and fabric prices at Hobby Lobby in addition to a 30% discount on the already low price. I also purchased 2 1/2 yards of muslim to recover the bottom of the cushion for a finished look.
** Side note… We are renting a house right now and are expecting to move again in the next 6 months or so. I wanted the fabric to have more color and texture, but also needed something that was neutral enough to go with most color schemes.
- Upholstery fabric (I bought 2 1/2 yard to cover 4 chairs)
- Muslim to finish off the underside ( 2 1/2 years again)
- Screw driver
- Pliers (if you want to remove the old cover, more on this part later…)
- Staple gun
I did start off trying to take the old fabric off the cushion. I was able to get a few staples out, but those little things were really in there! So I stopped, thought about it, and decided that the old fabric could stay on 🙂
Here is the finished product! I am not crazy about the tile floors in our rental house, but the table, chairs, trees, and picture help draw your eyes up rather than down to the floors. Our breakfast nook is next to the doors that lead to our backyard so I wanted to give it a little bit of an outdoorsy look.
I survived my first “How to” blog post and my first attempt to recover chairs and now I have another confession…. I am hooked!!! Sometimes you have to step out of our comfort zone and just go for it! It’s fun!
Find the Bichon
My little Bichon, Baxter, is always by my side and often decided he needs to be in the pictures I am taking, hehe! So sweet! So I end this post with the section… Find the Bichon.
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