Do you have old, beat up chair cushions on your bar stools or dining table chairs? I do, I have kids!!!! This is inevitable if you have kids or older furniture or both in my case. I could throw them out and get new ones, but I am of the mindset, if I can fix it, I will. I am going to show you how to easily recover those chair cushions, with no sewing! Yes I said NO SEWING!!
So here we go: I have three of these bar stools in my kitchen, and after 10 years and 2 kids, they look like this: Not Pretty right! So I am going to show you how to step by step recover this chair, or any chair.
- Tools to take the cushion apart from the chair. This will depend on your chair specifically. I needed a hex wrench.
- Fabric. This is also a personal choice. Measure your chair and don’t forget to include extra for the sides. My chair cushion is really deep so I needed to add about 6 inches to the cushion size. Then multiply that by the number of chairs you need and convert that to yards. (There are 3 feet in a yard!) Then head to your favorite fabric store and go to the home decor fabrics to choose your fabric. I purchased 4 yards at $6.99 a yard. (Not bad, $28 to make 3 chairs look like new!)
- Staple gun. This can be tricky, I started with a standard staple gun, but the wood on this chair was too hard, so ended up purchasing an electric staple gun for about $30. Most projects will be doable with a standard staple gun. Be sure to have plenty of staples on hand as well.