Those ugly AF chairs you always see sitting on the curb? Yeah, those things are just waiting to be turned into a beautiful dining set courtesy of YOU. Turn it from this...
Into THIS! Here's how:
* Old chairs
* Safety equipments
* Safety goggles
* Work gloves
* Face mask
* Cleaning supplies
* Disinfectant spray
* Paper towel
* Bug spray (optional)
* Screw driver
* Sand paper or electronic sander
* Painting supplies
* Paint brush or paint roller
* Paint tray
* Paint color of your choice, we chose white
* Gloss or stain of your choice, we used polyurethane
* Upholstery supplies
* Staple gun
* Upholstery foam
* Sturdy fabric of your choice
* Serrated knife
* Dust cover fabric
* Gimp trim
* Glue gun
# Clean all chairs thoroughly with disinfectant spray and paper towel (optional: bug spray).
# Remove the old upholstery.
# For arm chairs: remove staples with pliers and cut off old fabric with scissors.
# Throw out old foam and batting.
# For chairs with removable cushion: unscrew the cushion from the chair.
# Sand down the chairs until smooth (wear safety equipments).
# Prime the chairs as instructed on the primer container. Let dry completely.
# Paint the chairs as instructed on the container. Let dry completely.
# Reupholstering an armchair:
# Put one piece of foam on the seat.
# Fill any gaps with batting.
# Add one or two layers of batting over the entirety of the seat, depending on how soft you want your chair to be.
# Cover the batting with fabric.
# Iron the fabric.
# Pull the fabric until taut and staple in the center of all four sides.
# Staple the rest of the edges, about 4 inches apart.
# Trim excess fabric along the staple line.
# Apply gimp trim along the edges to hid the fabric edge and staples using a glue gun.
# Reupholstering a chair with removable cushion:
# Wear safety equipments.
# Use pliers to remove all the staples at the bottom of the cushion.
# Throw out old fabric, batting and foam. Only the wood piece should be left.
# Add new foam. Use serrated knife to shape the foam.
# Add batting over the foam, leaving 4 inches on each side.
# Flip the cushion over.
# Pull batting until taut.
# Staple the center of the batting to the wooden part of the seat.
# Repeat on all 4 sides.
# Staple the rest of the batting around the edge, about 4 inches apart.
# Iron the fabric.
# Repeat the same steps with the fabric.
# Trim excess fabric and batting along the staple line.
# Cut the dust cover fabric to fit the wood piece.
# Fold each side of the dust cover fabric in 1-2 inches and staple on to the wood.
# Screw the cushion back to the chair.