How to reupholster a dining chair seat

How to reupholster a dining chair seat

How to reupholster a dining chair seat

Have you wanted to try oilcloth for upholstery? If you have small children (or are generally a messy eater) then these oilcloth reupholstered chairs are for you! I had grown tired of constantly trying to dab out stains and spills on our tan colored dining cushions. When Hazel dumped her plate of pinto beans and blackberries onto this already stained dining chair a month ago, it was the last straw!

How to reupholster a dining chair seat

I figured there had to be a better way. We had tried clear plastic seat covers laid over the girls’ chairs, but they slid around and weren’t terribly pretty. Then I came up with the idea to reupholster them in oilcloth – a vinyl coated fabric that makes it super easy to wipe up any spills.

You’re probably used to seeing the bright floral and fruit covered oilcloth popular in of the 1950s or so, but I found this modern metallic gold striped oilcloth from Etsy seller Oilcloth By The Yard. They sell the stripes in a variety of colors – check them out!

How to reupholster a dining chair seat

How to Reupholster a Dining Chair with Oilcloth

Step 1: Measure chair cushion

Measure your chair cushion to determine how much oilcloth you will need (give yourself an extra few inches on each side) to cover all your chairs. I needed a yard of oilcloth per chair.

Step 2: Remove cushion

Turn the chair upside down to unscrew and remove the seat cushion.

Step 3: Cut out oilcloth

Center the cushion on your oilcloth and cut around it, making sure to leave an extra few inches around each side (which will be folded over and stapled to the bottom of the cushion).

Step 4: Staple oilcloth to cushion

Using a staple gun, start stapling the fabric to the underside of the cushion. Most tutorials tell you to start by putting one staple in the middle of each side of the cushion, and then working in towards the corners, stapling every couple inches. We tried that method, as well as starting at the corners and working towards the middle. For oilcloth, I think the later might work a little better.

Step 5: Pull corners taut

The downside to using oilcloth vs. regular cotton fabric is that it is thicker and doesn’t form to the cushion as easily. Your corners won’t look as neat and seamless as they could with thinner fabric (if you know a trick to overcoming this, please do share!). Regardless, make sure you pull the fabric taut between stapling and try to fold the corners as neat as possible (like the edges of a package), cutting excess fabric as needed.

Step 6: Reattach cushion to chair

Reattach the cushion to the chair to finish. The next time there is a spill, just wipe away with a damp cloth!

It feels so nice to sit on dining chairs that aren’t stained. I also like the touch of metallic it brings to our dining room. Oilcloth might not be the perfect fabric to recover a cushion, but it is a great solution for busy moms!

Update a set of dining room chairs by re-covering the cushions with a stylish new fabric.

How to reupholster a dining chair seat

Dining Room Chair With Floral Cushion

Update a set of dining room chairs by re-covering the cushions with a stylish new fabric.

Photo by: Jalynn Baker

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How to Reupholster a Seat Cushion 01:36

Materials Needed

  • upholstered seat dining chairs
  • 1/2 yard fabric per seat cushion
  • 1/2 yard batting per seat cushion
  • 2-inch foam
  • temporary fabric pen
  • scissors
  • tape measure
  • staple gun
  • staples
  • screwdriver
  • utility knife

Remove Seat Cushion

Remove the seat cushion from the chair frame using a screwdriver (Image 1). Then, remove the original fabric from the cushion by removing the staples (Image 2). Remove the old foam from the seat.

How to reupholster a dining chair seat

How to reupholster a dining chair seat

How to Re-Cover a Dining Room Chair: Remove Seat Cushion

Remove the seat cushion from the chair frame using a screwdriver.

Photo By: Jalynn Baker

How to Re-Cover a Dining Room Chair: Remove Original Fabric

Remove the original fabric from the cushion by removing the staples. Remove the old foam from the seat.

Photo By: Jalynn Baker

Cut New Foam

Using the seat as a template, trace for a new piece of foam with a temporary fabric pen. Cut the foam using a utility knife.

How to reupholster a dining chair seat

How to Re-Cover a Dining Room Chair: Cut New Foam

Using the seat as a template, trace for a new piece of foam with a temporary fabric pen. Cut the foam using a utility knife.

Photo by: Jalynn Baker

Cut New Fabric

Place your foam and seat on top of your new fabric. Using a temporary fabric pen, trace a line three inches out from the seat and cushion. Cut the fabric along the line.

How to reupholster a dining chair seat

How to Re-Cover a Dining Room Chair: Cut New Fabric

Place your foam and seat on top of your new fabric. Using a temporary fabric pen, trace a line three inches out from the seat and cushion. Cut the fabric along the line.

Photo by: Jalynn Baker

Cut and Attach Batting

Use your new fabric cutout as a template to cut the new batting (Image 1). Attach the batting to the seat using a staple gun (Image 2). Pull the batting taut to the seat as you go. Trim the excess batting along the outer edge of the staple line (Image 3).

How to reupholster a dining chair seat

How to reupholster a dining chair seat

How to reupholster a dining chair seat

How to Re-Cover a Dining Room Chair: Cut Batting

Use your new fabric cutout as a template to cut the new batting.

Photo By: Jalynn Baker

How to Re-Cover a Dining Room Chair: Attach Batting

Attach the batting to the seat using a staple gun. Pull the batting taut to the seat as you go.

Photo By: Jalynn Baker

How to Re-Cover a Dining Room Chair: Trim Excess Batting

Trim the excess batting along the outer edge of the staple line.

Photo By: Jalynn Baker

Attach Fabric

Next, attach the fabric in the same way. Pull the fabric taut to the seat and staple it into place (Image 1). Pull the fabric snugly around curved corners to eliminate tucks on the top side of the cushion (Image 2).

Frugal. By Nature.

How to reupholster a dining chair seat

You may have noticed that I am doing a bit of home decorating. Sometimes it feels good to just update a room just a little bit.

I find you can change the feel of a room by just changing up some accent pieces or decorations. Little changes can be easier on your budget than doing a complete room makeover, although I do have one of those planned and I am going to use my thrifty ways to stay in under budget.

But today, I am going to show you how you can easily a recover a dining room chair, or in our case we use this as an accent chair in our entry way where the kids sit on to put on their shoes.

How to Recover a Dining Room Chair

Below is step-by-step instructions with pictures on how to easily recover a dining room chair.

Gather all necessary supplies: fabric, staple gun, staples, scissors, and screwdriver(s).

How to reupholster a dining chair seat

Tip: When picking out fabric, if you are only buying for one to two chairs, check for fabric remnants. Stores like JoAnn Fabrics give an additional 50% off current price (so, off the sale price if it is on sale) on remnants.

Tip: Pick out a fabric that will last. I prefer to use upholstery fabric for these type of projects.

Cut fabric so that you can fold it over to the back side tight and have about 1″ on the back side to staple in to the seat of the chair.

How to reupholster a dining chair seat

Tip: It is easier to cut to size when it is lying flat than when it is stapled to the seat bottom.

How to reupholster a dining chair seat

Start by stapling one side into place. Then move on to the opposite side and staple that into place. Save the corner for last.

How to reupholster a dining chair seat

Tip: If you staple around the sides in order you risk having the fabric be moved and may end up being too short on one side or not have the pattern be straight on the chair, and for some patterns that will matter.

How to reupholster a dining chair seat

Finally, you can staple the corners down. Be sure to pull them tight. Cut away any fabric that may be covering the screw holes where the seat attaches to the chair.

How to reupholster a dining chair seat

Tip: If your chair will allow for multiple layers you can save yourself time by covering over the existing fabric. For some chairs, it might make it too thick to put back in to place and you may need to remove the fabric first. You may also want to remove the original upholstery if it has a pattern that will show through the new fabric.

How to reupholster a dining chair seat

From the start (gathering all my supplies together) to the finish (re-attaching the seat and wiping down the wood on my chair) and stopping to fuss with an uncooperative stapler and take pictures, it took me 15 minutes to recover one dining room chair seat. So, it’s as simple as that. You could probably change up all of your seat covers around your dining room in 1-2 hours.

How to reupholster a dining chair seat

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Comments

I wish I was crafty enough or at least not as klutzy as I am because this looks relatively easy to do as long as you don’t have to remove the original covering. I love the look of your chair!!

I’ve recovered and painted chairs before. It’s such a fun way to get a new look. These chairs are now so beautiful.

Those look great! I love the pattern.Good job!

Your chair transformation is gorgeous. I have some arm chairs that need to be redone. I think I’ll start smaller and go with recovering the seats of my dining room chairs first.

Elizabeth O. says

You make it look so easy! I love the pattern and the color you chose as well. That’s really nice.

That is a great looking chair. I love the pattern you choose for the cushion.

Wonderful step-by-step instructions, because I need to recover my mother’s dining chairs.

I love the color of that new fabric. I am the least crafty person but this does look easy enough

this is great tips love the new fabric and the looks of the chair brand new again =)

I’m nervous I won’t pull it off as well as you, but I’m willing to try!

Woah. This is really a very useful and helpful post. We had a lot of dinning chairs that need to be recovered. Thanks for sharing

We’ve been collecting a particular style of blackwood dining chair one at a time for the past couple of years. They all had mismatched upholstery that was damaged and worn so it was time to do something about it. While they all matched in style, they couldn’t all be reupholstered the same way.

The way the chairs differed was that on some chairs the seat base was removable but the others were fixed. The seats that did pop out were quite simple to reupholster but the ones that didn’t were a bit tricky.

What You Need

Materials:
Chairs
Wood glue
Heavy weight or upholstery fabric
Thick Wadding
Staple gun & staples
Calico
Iron
Trim
Hot glue gun & sticks

Instructions

Chair Style A – Removable Seat

1. Make any structural repairs to the chair. Our chairs needed some re-gluing around the joints

2. Pop out the seat from the chair and remove the existing layers of fabric. We only remove the first layer as the 2nd layer appeared to be keeping most the seat together!

3. Cut the wadding so it’s the same size as the seat base then cut fabric about 4 inches wider than seat base.

4. Place the fabric pattern side down, the wadding on top and then the chair base onto of them both. Using a staple gun, staple the fabric in to the center of your first side. Carefully stretch your fabric around the seat until it’s firm [but not so tight that it’s stressing the fabric] and staple on the opposite side. Repeat the steps for the remaining sides.

5. Return to the first side and staple either side of the first staple, repeat on the other sides. Continue to staple outward on each side until you reach an inch before the corners

6. For the corners make a fold which suits your chair style best. For us we approached it like wrapping a present and pulled the sides of the fold in to make it nice and tight.

7. Take the calico and cut it to a similar size as the seat. Iron a fold all around to create a crisp edge so that the calico is just smaller than the seat.

8. Using the same method as stapling the upholstery fabric staple the calico to the first side then repeat on the remaining sides.

9. Pop the base back in the chair. Chair done!

Chair Style B

1. Make any structural repairs to the chair. Again our chairs needed some gluing around the joints

2. Remove the existing layers of fabric. We removed everything down to the base fabric that was holding the springs in the seat.

3. Cut the wadding so it’s the same size as the seat base then cut fabric about 2 inches wider than seat base. We used 2 layers of thick wadding to give the seat a better shape.

4. Place the wadding on top of the seat and then the fabric. On the front side, fold the fabric under its self and using a staple gun, staple the fabric to the chair. Again, fold the fabric and carefully stretch it until it’s firm [but not so tight that it’s stressing the fabric] and staple on the opposite side. Repeat the steps for the remaining sides.

5. Staple the full length of the front side till just before the corner. Fold the fabric on both sides to create a tight corner and staple to the corner. Continue to staple around the corner, heading for the back of the chair until you reach the original staple on that side. At this point the fabric may have gathered, if that is the case remove the first staple, reposition the fabric and re-staple. Repeat these steps on the opposite corner.

6. Now staple the fabric the full length of the back of the chair until just before the corners. Fold the corners tight and staple. Easier said than done, we know, but you’ll get there with a bit of patience. Time to hide those ugly staples.

7. Starting with the trim pressed against the back of the chair, run hot glue along the line of the staples starting an inch away from the back of the chair. Press the trim into place and be careful- the hot glue can seep through the trim. Once you have run the trim all the way around the seat, cut the trim so that the end is hidden under the starting point.

How to Reupholster a Couch Without a Removable Cushion

  1. Look over the couch carefully, identifying seams or metal staples attaching the fabric to the couch frame.
  2. Remove the fabric pieces from the couch and place on a flat surface.
  3. Wrap the largest piece of fabric around the fixed cushion.
  4. Cover the rest of the couch with the remaining pieces of fabric.

Also, is it hard to reupholster a chair? The process may seem daunting, but it really is not too difficult, especially after watching this video. Every step will be clearly shown, so if you can do a little sewing and use a staple gun. Chances are you can also reupholster a chair. This tutorial video will show reupholstering the frame with new fabric.

Similarly, how do you reupholster an armchair?

  1. Strip Chair. Using a staple puller/remover, gently remove fabric, staples and trim from chair (Image 1).
  2. Cut Fabric Panels. Pin removed panels of fabric to new upholstery fabric (Image 1).
  3. Upholster Chair.
  4. Upholster Chair Back.
  5. Upholster Outside Arms.
  6. Trim Fabric, Apply Trim.

How much does it cost to reupholster a chair?

The total cost to reupholster a chair can range from $500 to $3,500 nationwide. For the relatively simple job of reupholstering a dining room chair seat with only a cushion, the job can cost as little as $50. For the more complex job of reupholstering a large recliner with ornate details, it can ring in over $600.

The fabric on kitchen and dining room chairs can become worn and dirty over time, especially if you have messy eaters in your house. Or, you may just want to update the look of your chairs if they’ve become outdated.

Structurally sound kitchen and dining room chairs that are in otherwise good shape are an excellent choice for reupholstering. You can update the look of your kitchen or dining room with new fabric for your chairs. Typically, this is an easy project that requires little measurement and may not even require sewing, depending on the design of your chair.

Measurements are simple with chairs that only have fabric on the seat, but some kitchen and dining room chairs have fabric everywhere except the legs, and that can be more difficult. It’s important to make sure you have enough fabric to fully cover your chairs. With the right measurements, recovering the chairs in your kitchen or dining room can be a simple project.

How Much Fabric You Need to Reupholster a Kitchen or Dining Room Chair

How much fabric you need to reupholster a kitchen or dining room chair depends on the type of chair you have. Chairs that only have fabric on the seat will need less than a yard to cover two chairs, about three quarters of a yard. Chairs with fabric covering the back support will need two to three yards each. However, as every chair has its own shape and size, you’ll need to measure to be sure. You should also keep in mind that you may want to turn your fabric one way or another for appropriate patterns.

Measuring Your Kitchen or Dining Room Chair

With a seat only kitchen or dining room chair, your work here is easy. All you’ll need to do is remove the seat from the chair and measure the height and length at the largest point for each. Make sure you’re leaving at least two to three inches extra on each side so you’ll have room to securely attach the fabric to the chair.

With a kitchen or dining room chair that’s more completely covered in fabric, you’ll need to take additional measurements.

Method 1: Measure the Chair

If you prefer to measure the chair, you’ll take measurements of each section of the chair while the old fabric is still on. If you’d like to, you can keep the old fabric in place and simply recover over it, but chairs generally look better if you completely remove the old fabric.

  • Step 1: Measure the seat cushion. If the chair’s seat cushion is removable, take it out and record measurements for the length, height, and thickness. If not, simply measure the length and height of the seat at its largest points.
  • Step 2: Measure the back. Go to the back of the chair to measure the fabric area for height and width. Be sure to measure it from its highest point to its lowest.
  • Step 3: Measure the back support. Measure the inside of the back where your back rests, taking measurements from the top to the seat, as well as the width.
  • Step 4: Measure the chair arms and depth. If your chair has arms, don’t skip this step. Start your measurement on the outside at the bottom of the chair, then measure over the arm into the seat. You should also measure the depth of the chair.
  • Step 5: Add a few inches to all of your measurements. It’s a good idea to add a few inches to each measurement so you have room for error and plenty of room to cut and upholster.
  • Step 6: Add up your measurements. Take all of your measurements and add them together. This will give you your total amount of fabric in inches. You can divide by 36 to convert it to yards. Don’t forget to multiply if you’re covering more than one chair — and always round up, because you’d rather have more fabric than not enough.

Method 2: Measure the Fabric Pieces

If you plan to remove the old fabric before reupholstering and you’d rather not measure the chair itself, you can use the old fabric pieces instead, using them as a pattern. You won’t need to measure at all, unless you’re not sure of how much fabric to order.

  • Step 1: Disassemble the chair and remove the fabric. Gently remove existing fabric from the chair, taking care to keep each piece intact.
  • Step 2: Lay out your fabric. Lay down your new fabric, and then lay all of the old fabric pieces down on top of your new fabric. Pay attention to the direction you’re placing each piece if there’s a pattern in the fabric.
  • Step 3: Trace out pieces. Use chalk or pencil to trace patterns from the old fabric onto the new piece.
  • Step 4: Cut out your pieces. Leave a few inches around the outside of each piece as you cut it out on the new fabric.

Reupholstering Kitchen and Dining Room Chairs

Once you’ve prepared your fabric, it’s time to reupholster. Follow these steps to get a new look for your kitchen and dining room chairs.

  • Step 1: Disassemble your chair: If you haven’t already, remove each piece from the chair as much as possible. Consider labeling them on the inside so you don’t get confused when it’s time to reassemble.
  • Step 2: Add extra cushion: While you’re reupholstering, you may want to take the opportunity to replace worn out cushions. Consider adding extra padding with new foam or stuffing. You can even use an old pillow.
  • Step 3: Apply and staple new fabric: Place the fabric on each piece and fold down any corners. Use a staple gun to secure the fabric to the support, using several staples. Remember to pull the fabric tight so it won’t be loose when you put the chair back together.
  • Step 4: Trim extra fabric: Once your fabric is securely attached to the chair, trim extra fabric so your chair doesn’t have unnecessary bulk. Generally, you can leave an inch or two extra if you’d like.
  • Step 5: Reassemble your chair and enjoy: With all of the fabric pieces attached, put your chair back together, putting screws back in place and securing all hardware. Consider applying additional finishing touches, such as ornamental studs.

Remember my dumpster chair? I finally finished it! Are you ready? (Note: This post will contain affiliate links. See more about my affiliations by reading my Disclosure Statement.)

Here’s what it looked like when I found it:

How to reupholster a dining chair seat

And then I removed the fleece blanket that the previous owner had used to reupholster it. So it looked like this:

How to reupholster a dining chair seat

And it smelled HORRID. I’m pretty sure an animal peed on it.

So I took the seat off, scrubbed the wood (it was so filthy), lightly sanded, and primed.

How to reupholster a dining chair seat

Which is where I left you about three weeks ago, isn’t it?

Well, it took me a while to get the paint done because I majorly screwed up. And then I couldn’t figure out how to do the cushion.

But I managed it. And now it looks like this:

How to reupholster a dining chair seat

Let me just show you more. Yes, I am going into picture overload today. I’m just too excited NOT to show you this chair from as many angles as possible. 😛

How to reupholster a dining chair seat

How to reupholster a dining chair seat

How to reupholster a dining chair seat

How to reupholster a dining chair seat

OK, let’s actually break this down.

How to Reupholster a Dining Chair Seat

Materials Used:

  • 1 can spray primer
  • 2 cans Colonial Red spray paint, Glossy
  • fabric (from the $2.00 bin at Wal-Mart)
  • light duty staple gun
  • chair foam (I got a set of four from Wal-Mart)
  • spray adhesive
  • burlap

Reupholstering a dining chair cushion looks so easy. What I found was that it is REALLY not. Here’s how I made it work, though.

Step 01: I tore out the old upholstery and threw away the cushion. It was filled with this nasty brown stuff and it smelled absolutely terrible. As I said earlier, I’m fairly sure it had been urinated on. It was gross. So after I got that taken off (which took a while), I threw it all out. Then I got my foam, which wasn’t quite big enough. So I laid my seat frame on two pieces, traced it, and cut it out, and glued them together.

How to reupholster a dining chair seat

I did this twice, so the chair would have a lot of padding.

Step 02: I also cut out a piece of burlap to lay over those springs. I didn’t want my cushion to fall through the chair, so the burlap was necessary. I cut it into a square, stapled it to the frame, and then trimmed it down to size.

How to reupholster a dining chair seat

Next, I took my foam, used my spray adhesive to glue the foam to the burlap and then more spray adhesive to glue the next layer of foam to the first layer.

How to reupholster a dining chair seat

And then the fun began.

Step 03: I cut out a square of fabric and spent an hour and a half trying to figure out how to put it on the frame so it wouldn’t have creases.

How to reupholster a dining chair seat

Once I figured it out (I folded the fabric over in a couple inconspicuous spots), I took my stapler and stapled the fabric down. The underside looked like this:

How to reupholster a dining chair seat

I didn’t want fabric poking out, but I also didn’t feel like trimming it. So I used more burlap to give it a slightly more professional-looking bottom.

How to reupholster a dining chair seat

Here’s what it looked like:

How to reupholster a dining chair seat

Then it was a simple matter of attaching the seat to the chair. It came with screws, so not a big deal.

How to reupholster a dining chair seat

Here’s a comparison photo:

How to reupholster a dining chair seat

I love it! It came out even nicer than I hoped it would.

So it’s been decided–I’m decorating my guest room in red. 😀

What do you think? Have you ever reupholstered something? I’d loved to see it, so feel free to share it on my Facebook wall!

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How to reupholster a dining chair seat

Ethan and I moved into the house we built at the end of February, and let’s just say we have been BUSY ever since! Especially now that we can’t really leave the house, we are doing DIY projects left and right. Well, mostly him. BUT my one contribution so far has been this project, so today I am sharing How To Reupholster Dining Chairs!

PS: if you follow me on Instagram @wellnessforthewin, I also have more pictures & videos of this process saved to a story highlight called “DIY Projects”!

How to reupholster a dining chair seat

This post includes the resources we followed to reupholster our chairs, the fabric we used, the equipment you need, and more! To be totally honest, I am NOT really a DIY or craft person, but even I found this to be very easy, and actually fun to do! If I can do it, you can definitely do it!

If you have some dining chairs that just need a little update, I highly recommend trying this simple and inexpensive project before spending hundreds of dollars on new chairs!

how to reupholster dining chairs: video tutorial

When I was looking into doing this project, I did a quick YouTube search for tutorials.

I landed on this video by the OnlineFabricStore that is only six and a half minutes long and very to the point. It’s easy to follow and outlines all the steps and the equipment you need very nicely.

You may or may not need to do all of the steps they go over in the video. For example, our chairs are still in really good shape, so we didn’t have to replace the padding at all. We also just put the new fabric right over the top of the old fabric because it was secured really tightly and didn’t add any bulk. Truly, we were just too lazy to remove all the staples. ; )

what kind of fabric to use for reupholstering chairs

When I even mentioned on Instagram that I was considering reupholstering our chairs, I had several people tell me to make sure that I got fabric specifically made for reupholstering. This fabric is more durable and better suited for things that get a lot of use, such as dining chairs.

I wanted to be sure to include that tip, because there are A TON of fabric options out there, and not all of them are ideal for upholstery.

places to get fabric:

There are a ton of places that you can purchase fabric from, but some of the places that are affordable and often have sales going are include:

  • Hobby Lobby
  • Michael’s
  • JoAnn
  • BestFabricStore.com
  • OnlineFabricStore.com
  • Etsy

exact fabric i used to reupholster our dining chairs

I ended up getting our fabric from BestFabricStore.com. It was only $49 for two yards, including shipping! (By the way, two yards was a good amount for all four of our chairs and we have extra leftover in case.)

EQUIPMENT YOU NEED to reupholster your chairs:

  • Drill or screwdriver (to remove cushion from chair)
  • Scissors
  • Staple Remover or X-Acto Knife and pliers
  • Staple Gun
  • Additional items if you are replacing the padding (refer to video)
  • Hammer (if your staple gun isn’t the best and you need some reinforcement, haha)

How to reupholster a dining chair seat

step-by-step pictures of the process

  1. Remove the cushion from the chair using a drill or screwdriver.
  2. Remove the liner under the cushion by carefully taking out the staples. (Didn’t get a photo of this part.)
  3. Remove the current fabric on your chair and/or replace padding as needed. (Again, refer to the video for this part if you have to replace the padding.) As you can see, we just put the new fabric over the old fabric because it was on there very tight and didn’t add any extra bulk.
  4. Place your seat cushion on top of the new fabric upside-down and cut a piece leaving an extra 3-4″ on each side.

How to reupholster a dining chair seat

5. Tightly pull the fabric up from each side and use your staple gun to staple in the middle of all four sides, then add additional staples to secure each side.

How to reupholster a dining chair seat

6. Fold the corners over last and pull very tightly to make sure they are secure. Use your scissors to remove any excess fabric.

7. Put your newly covered seat cushion back on the chair using your drill or screwdriver.

8. Repeat until all chairs are done.

Someone also suggested putting Scotchgard on them to protect the fabric from stains and spills, etc.!

How to reupholster a dining chair seat

If you have some outdated fabric on your dining chairs and have been thinking about biting the bullet on purchasing new ones, I hope this inspires you to try this much more affordable and easy DIY project!

Please be sure to send me pictures if you do this at home! 🙂 Tag me on Instagram at @wellnessforthewin and share this on Pinterest so others can try, too!