How To Reupholster A Chair
Bring a charity shop bargain bang up to date with simple techniques for DIY reupholstery.
To give an old chair a new look, all you need is a couple of metres of fabric, a staple gun, scissors and a packet of tacks. The supplies can be easily found in craft, fabric and hardware stores or online.
For new chairs, you can simply change the cover, but damaged or secondhand chairs will need to be completely reupholstered.
Replace the foam or top the existing filling with cotton wadding. Buy standard infills or have the foam cut to size.
Line the seat’s underside and back with hessian, about $7 a metre, then cover the chair with upholstery fabric.
TIP If a new seat base is needed, cut it from thin MDF or plywood.