How to Recover Fabric Kitchen Chairs at Home

How to recover fabric kitchen chairs or dining chair at home-The easy way you can do it yourself. I will make sure to give you all the details about how to repair/reupholster fabric kitchen chairs.

Recovering/Reupholstering a fabric kitchen chair with fabric is an easy and simple way to update your kitchen without the cost of buying a new kitchen room fabric chair.

Recover fabric kitchen chairs at home

When you have done it, you will surprise yourself. A new piece of fabric can make your fabric kitchen chairs very nice and stylish. The method is even easy enough to update your look based on the season or holidays.

A Step by step guide on how to Reupholster a kitchen chair Seat With Fabric

Some tools and supplies you needed:

If you are Planning to recover your fabric kitchen room chairs with fabric at first you have to get some tools and supplies to finish your job nicely. Having the right tools on your hand make your job a lot a simpler.

1. Fabric

2. Existing chairs

3. Screwdriver/drill

4. Knife/staple remover

5. Pliers

6. Tape measure

7. Marking Pen

 8. Rotary cutter or Scissors [Buy If you Need]

9. Staple gun [Purchase It] 

10. Staples

Choose the right Fabric:

Before you start, you have to pick the right fabric for your kitchen chairs. Upholstery fabric in the best fabric for use on furniture or all kinds of seats,

You can buy cotton or vinyl upholstery fabric. This is far thicker than other majorities of the fabrics found in the market. Purchase enough fabric to cover your all chairs. Now you can move forward to do your job step by step.

Remove the seat cushion from the chair:

Turn your chair upside down, now you can use your screwdriver or drill to remove the seat cushion from the chair. Most chairs have about four screws.

All the chairs are not the same, every chair looks different but I believe you will manage to do it nicely.

Remove Staples

You can use staple remover or knife to loosen the staples that holding fabric and dust cover down. Push the edge of the knife under the staple and wiggle it to loosen it from wood.

Now you can use pliers to grab the loosened staples and remove them from the seat cushion.

Do not push the knife in the direction of your hand or Body.

Cut the new fabric:

This step you have to use scissors, Tape measure and Marking Pen to measure your chair seats. Measure the top of the seat and do not forget to add 3/4 inches to the measurement all around the seat cushion.

Or you can use the fabric you removed from the seat cushion as a guide. Mark the fabric with marking pen and you can cut the new fabric.

cover or reupholster the seat with fabric:

Lay your seat cushion upside down on top of the new Fabric piece. Make sure not to lose any of the stuffing. You have to completely cover the top side of the seat cushion, as well as all the side. 

Staple and secure the Fabric: 

This is the most important step. Pull up the fabric and over one corner of the cushion and staple it several times. Take the opposite corner and pull the fabric very tight before stapling the same way.

Starting from the corners, Pull the fabric and staple it. Make sure the fabric is lying tightly across the seat cushion. Staple the same place the staples were you removed, now you almost did the job.

Put the seat cushion back to the chair:

Finally, you are in the last step to make ready your fabric kitchen chair for your kitchen room again. Put your chair back together the same way you remove.

Put those screws back into the place to secure the seat cushion. Make sure the frame of the chair and all the legs are tight before you finish.

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If you follow this guide for how to recover fabric kitchen chair at home, I hope you will able to re-cover your fabric upholstered kitchen/dining chairs.

To keep save chair fabric and long lasting performance, Always try to clean your kitchen chair fabric seat right way.

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