I have always had this thing for great looking chairs and seem to buy them all the time thinking they would look great with new fabric. I buy them and then they sit until I am ready to take out the staples ( so not my favorite thing to do!). I found this pair of really beautiful chairs at the Flea Market and they of course came home with me.
The chairs had great details but the fabric was sooooo ugly. I took all the staples out ( 50 million to be exact! ha ha) and I am very glad I bought the right tools awhile back to do this. It makes the process so much easier ( I use to use a flat head crew driver!). I decided the wood was beautiful and to not paint it. I wanted a neutral fabric that would compliment the wood details so I pulled out some beige linen I had in my stash.
I used the old fabric as a pattern
I always cut it a litter bigger then the original fabric
I added some extra padding
The next time consuming part of this project was stapling the new fabric on and getting all the wrinkles out as I did it. I am defiantly NOT a professional at upholstering but I try my best. The last step was to add the double welding trim.
I think they turned out very well and I am pretty proud of myself for making them look so much better then before.
Love the carved wood details
|Old Mirror I have in my office|
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