I had a sudden burst of energy last night after dinner. I saw my chair, and I saw the fabric lying there, looking so pretty and perfect for my living room, and I couldn't take it any longer! I needed a recovery!
This is just the seat of the chair, the pillows come after. It was SOO easy to do. I cut out my pieces using the old chair fabric as the pattern, and then just tucked and stapled. I then put the stained arms back on. I can tell you right now the hardest part of the whole chair is going to be the pillows.
Recovery of the back:
The back piece of the chair was the most complicated. I had to attach a giant piece of fabric without showing any staples-- harder than it looks. First I stapled the material right sides together to the top of the back, flipped it over, and used these long strips of nails to attach the sides.
|Long strip of nails that the chair already used before with the fugly fabric. I straightened it, positioned it in the fabric with the spikes coming through, and then nailed it into the chair.|
|One side done! With the other side, I did the same thing as the first and stretched it as tight as I could. I then nailed the bottom of the piece of fabric to the chair. Viola!|
|The corners were a beast to make perfect. This one pictured may need some hot glue as reinforcements.|
I love this project, and I'm gonna love this chair. I hope the cushions are nice to me.