Time for a change

A while ago I inherited some chairs which I painted and very simply recovered. I write about it here. With general use and a specific disaster when I spilt stuff on them I decided they needed a change.

Here they are ‘before’. Slightly stained.

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I found some fabric I liked in John Lewis called Deco Tulip.

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And I was ready to get started.

This is by no means a proper professional bit of upholstery. I have (I confess) been on a short course where we were taught to lovingly rework furniture and this isn’t really the thorough approach they recommend, but it works.

First I just removed the old top layer.

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And cut out roughly the right amount of fabric.

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As I paint I’m lucky enough to have a staple gun I use for making canvasses, but I think you could just use small tacksĀ in fact that is a bit more professional.

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I then just pull the fabric tight, but not excessively so and staple it in place. A bit like wrapping a present.

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Pop a bit of fabric on to cover the edges.

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And you’re basically done.

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