I’m going to let you in on a little secret.
Samantha has recently started to help me write my blog. In the early days of my blogging, I would write a draft and send it to her for editing. She helped me with my grammar, spelling and oh-so-common run on sentences. Now we Facetime about three times a week. During these Facetime sessions I lay out a general idea of what I want to write, show her the pictures I have taken and then the mother-daughter magic happens.
On Saturday when were writing our Sidenote Saturday post, it was getting to be a bit long. I wanted to end the blog with “If you want to know how to recover the seat of a chair, just Google it”.
Sam told me I couldn’t do that 🙁
So fine. Here we are writing the post for today and surprise surprise, it’s a tutorial on how to recover the seat of a chair!
This is super easy DIY and can update your furniture quickly and inexpensively. If you want to give it a try there are a few steps:
- Remove the old fabric from the seat cover, keeping its shape in tact.
- Using the old fabric as a pattern, pin the old fabric on top of the new fabric.
- Cut out the new fabric in the same shape as the old.
- Unpin the old fabric from the new, and center the new fabric on top of the seat cover.
- Flip the seat cover (along with the new fabric) over.
- Gently fold every side of the fabric over the edge of the seat to make sure it reaches past the edges.
- Place one staple in the middle of each side of the fabric once it is folded over to hold it in place
- Starting on one side, staple all the way from corner to corner (whichever corner you choose).
- There will be a little bit of fabric sticking out, so take that and fold it over the edge towards the center of the board and staple it.
- Pull the next side tight before you continue stapling along each edge towards the corner.
- Repeat this process (steps 8-10) around the whole chair seat until it is held firmly in place by the staples.
If you have any questions on this process, Google it 😉
I worked on sanding and restaining the farmhouse table this weekend. It turned out better than I thought it could. Details coming this week, not in tutorial form. 🙂