I was doing a little sprucing up of the dining chairs today and thought I would tell you how easy it is (for those of you who don't know already). It's amazing what a little time, fabric and tacks can accomplish!
These chairs were looking pretty tired around the seat cushions. That's what comes of plenty of people sitting on them eating lots of good food. Of course part of it is due to the cats who live here and feel free to nap anywhere they choose.
All you have to do is unscrew the seat from the chair. Usually there are four screws - one at each corner. You'll see them when you flip the chair over. You don't even have to take the old fabric off. Matter of fact, it's usually better not to take it off. Just cut your fabric to size. Do this by laying the seat on top of a piece of fabric. Measure so that there's about an inch overlap on all four sides. Then just round off your corners. If your chairs are all the same size, you can use that first cut of fabric as a pattern for the rest of the chairs.
Start by tacking or stapling each side. Then add a tack or staple to each side of those fastenings. Now, ease the corners and tack. Screw the seats back onto the chairs and you have a brand new look.
Now, doesn't that look better? I've had this fabric for a while now. And this is what I intended to use it for the whole time. I just hadn't gotten around to doing it. But now it's done, and I LIKE it!
As you can see, Chloe supervised the whole process. I wonder how I managed to accomplish anything before she came to live with us.
Have fun with your projects!