When I was up in Tennessee earlier this year, visiting my family, my mom mentioned that she was probably going to get rid of a couple bar stools because the seats were worn-out.
My grandmother, who lives in the same house, also had some beautiful old German-made chairs with padded seats that were old and looked bad. So I asked my mom if I could recover the chairs. She was a bit skeptical but gave me the okay. So we went to the fabric store and picked out some new material that would match her decor.
This is what I needed:
- Upholstery Fabric
- Staple gun
Then I got to work. My dad volunteered and was a HUGE help in this project. This is what we did:
- First, we turned the chairs over and unscrewed the chair pads. The newer chairs had only 4 screws holding down the pads. The German-made ones had like 4,256. (or maybe just 20)
- After we got the seats off, I cut a large piece of fabric for each with enough room to cover the sides and part of the bottom as well as the seats themselves.
- Then I wrapped the fabric nicely around to the underside and stapled.
- Once the seats were re-wrapped, I put them back on the chairs and screwed the screws back in place.