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Topic: COW CHAIR! supereasy 10 min re-upholstery with tutorial and pics  (Read 3901 times)
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« on: October 06, 2008 02:20:14 AM »


Iím still at home with my friends, the painkiller pills, waiting for my tooth situation to become normal again after a small operation. So I guess I can put up one more tutorial! Itís the easiest project of all: turning an old chair in a cow chair. Maybe a tutorial wasn't even nedeed...but well, here it is! We got these chairs in a thrift store last year, and at first I covered them in orange Ikea fabric. But the fabric wasnít strong enough, since it was not for upholstery and very thin. They looked like this:

So I upgraded them to a slightly fuzzy cow fabric cover. Material you need: cow fabric (or tiger, leopard, snow lion, whatever). Tools: staple-gun and screwdriver.

First lift up the seat (donít know how else to call it!) and get ready to take off the old fabric cover by lifting up the staples with the screwdriver.


Then youíll cut out the fabric you wanna cover your chair with and place the seat on top. With the staple-gun start shooting staples to fix the fabric to the wooden surface of the seat (the back). You can see the white corduroy that was underneath the orange layer, I left it for extra comfort (these chairs arenít very soft!)


Thatís pretty much itÖjust need to put the seat back in place. The whole thing take perhaps 10 minutes!


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« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2008 07:40:41 AM »

I love it! It's soo...unexpected, which is awesome!
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« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2008 08:16:48 AM »

Cool!  Thanks for sharing the tutorial with us!
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« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2008 01:32:33 PM »

Nice job!
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« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2008 09:27:19 PM »

Nice! Thanks for making re-upholstering seem less scary! I have to do this to four chairs of that size in the near future.

Just a question, how did you re-attach the seat to the chair after you were done? Did it have screws?
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« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2008 06:43:57 AM »

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Just a question, how did you re-attach the seat to the chair after you were done? Did it have screws?

My chairs don't have screws, so I just placed the seat back. In most chairs like these the seat cushion fits in its slot. Just check that the fabric you're gonna use won't be too thick, or else it would be hard to put the seat back in place.

Have fun!  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2008 09:18:35 PM »

Oh I love this!  Now if only I had a chair to work with...
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« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2008 11:20:14 PM »

It looks more like dalmation spots to me.  But non-the-less, I love it!!!  It looks great.

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« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2008 01:54:43 AM »

It looks more like dalmation spots to me.  But non-the-less, I love it!!!  It looks great.

missgabbielynn

Hey, I think you're right!! The lady at the fabric store called it cow, but you're definitely right. I love the idea, hahaha!   Grin
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