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Topic: Reupholstered dining room chairs from a novice  (Read 1529 times)
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« on: July 08, 2010 02:10:18 PM »

Hi all, I'm very much a beginner when it comes to reupholstering things. Thankfully I was able to find some videos here on the interwebs. Thus, with the knowledge of 5 minutes of youtube and a heart full of courage, I began!

The backstory: I'm getting married in October. My fiance and I will be taking my parents' old dining room table and chairs. They are at least 20 years old and have seen better days.

This is the before picture:

Can you say ew? Just look at that cushion!

So I sanded, stained, etc. to the wood of the chair (sorry, no before pictures of that thankfully). Then came the epic battle between me, my staple gun, and those cushions.

The outcome:


Before and After:

I'm super excited and can't wait to use these!

Jack: Who has a sonic screwdriver?
The Doctor: I do!
Jack: Who looks at a screwdriver and thinks, "Woo, this could be a little more sonic."?
The Doctor: What, you've never been bored? Never had a long night? Never had a lot of cabinets to put up?
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Hi from Belgium!

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« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2010 02:41:34 PM »

That's a great improvement. Well done!

« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2010 02:44:38 PM »

I like your fabric choice! I've been wanting to try upholstering, but am too scared at the moment. How difficult was it for you? Did you remove the old fabric, or just recover it with the new?
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I would love to do a personal swap!

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« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2010 02:42:23 PM »

You did a great job! Love the fabric choice- it makes the wood look so warm! Id love to see a picture of them in your finished Kitchen once you have it all done Wink
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