How To ~ Recover A Chair
By howipinchapenny on May 23, 2012
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Starting to take it apart. We found a flat head screwdriver to pry and a pair of pliers to pull the staples worked well. Be warned this part can be frustrating and dangerous with sharp edges.
The original was 2 separate pieces. We did the same wrap-around technique that we did with the seat.
This is the bottom of the seat back. Note how they stapled in the groove of the wooden seat back. We will be duplicating this. It is the the same technique as the seat bottom. Lay out, cut, staple, fold and tuck, and end with a neat edge stapled in the bottom of the seat back. I would have photos of the process, but it is basically the same as the seat bottom. Besides, we had 3 kids under 3 running around, and we can only do so many things at the same time! Taking photos slipped our creative minds!
Here is the finished chair. Just re-screw the seat and the back into place, and you are good to go! $40 for 2 chairs, $20 for 4 yards of fabric = 2 recovered chairs for the living room. How much did you pay for your last set of chairs?