Afternoon Reupholstery Project

TJ inherited a beautiful dining room set from his grandmother, who had such elegant taste and artistic ability.  When we put them in our new home, creating a little breakfast nook area, we felt like the fabric on the chairs just didn't quite match our personality.  We also wanted to make them a little more comfortable.  So I took the afternoon to redo them!

For these chairs I used:

  • 2 yards of fabric
  • 4 poly-fill furniture padding fills (you can find these at Hobby Lobby)
  • Staple gun & heavy duty staples
  • Pliers
  • Scissors
  • Patience & a good soundtrack
Here's what I started with.  As you can see, the structure of the chair is really unique.  The chair pad needed some extra comfort and a refresh to match our style.

Here's what I started with.  As you can see, the structure of the chair is really unique.  The chair pad needed some extra comfort and a refresh to match our style.

Some of the items I used.  After starting the first chair, I figured out pliers would really speed up the process.  His grandmother had also reupholstered these so there were lots of staples to take out!

Some of the items I used.  After starting the first chair, I figured out pliers would really speed up the process.  His grandmother had also reupholstered these so there were lots of staples to take out!

In progress.

In progress.

After!

After!

The whole project took me about an hour and a half.  Next time I'll get a better set of scissors and pliers! If you're hesitant to work on a reupholstery project, try a simple one! Chair pads are the easiest to do. 

Our little nook has come a very long way! Now we have a breakfast table that suits our personalities, surrounded by books and records! 

Our little nook has come a very long way! Now we have a breakfast table that suits our personalities, surrounded by books and records! 

beforeandafter