Cover Dining Room Chairs

Cover Dining Room Chairs

Welcome back to Upholstery Basics, where we’ll be rolling up our sleeves and completing our first project together: a wrap-around seat. Of all seating, dining room chairs get the brunt of the abuse — a little vino here, red sauce there. If you’ve been glaring at those chairs and wondering how to give them that much-needed facelift, read on, and you’ll be transforming those eyesores into jaw-droppers in no time. — Amanda
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Cover Dining Room Chairs

Dining Chair CoversDining chair covers help transform any dull seat into elegantly designed seating. Seat covers are perfect for use on a variety of kitchen, dining and even folding chairs. Add a decorative accent or conceal old, ripped or stained upholstery with these slipcovers. Choose from a variety of designs and patterns that meet your needs and complement your existing décor.
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Cover Dining Room Chairs

Your method looks interesting and quick. But there are other ways of doing it. There is a way to make the seat more waterproof so that the foam doesn’t soak up liquids, nor the wood beneath rot. Also there is a way of not using adhesives and making the edges of the seat just as soft as the seat itself. You could say that there is more than one way to skin a cat, or upholster a chair. (Smile) My youngest son and I are planning a few projects this summer. We will be repairing and updating a few dining benches and tall chairs, and a 50 year old military office chair. The dining seats will be pretty straight forward, but we might do something crazy to their table. I am thinking something fluffy and colorful for the office chair. Thanks for your ideas, Ms. Lo
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Cover Dining Room Chairs

76 Sirena (Lo) Karrick Jun 13 2015 Your method looks interesting and quick. But there are other ways of doing it. There is a way to make the seat more waterproof so that the foam doesn’t soak up liquids, nor the wood beneath rot. Also there is a way of not using adhesives and making the edges of the seat just as soft as the seat itself. You could say that there is more than one way to skin a cat, or upholster a chair. (Smile) My youngest son and I are planning a few projects this summer. We will be repairing and updating a few dining benches and tall chairs, and a 50 year old military office chair. The dining seats will be pretty straight forward, but we might do something crazy to their table. I am thinking something fluffy and colorful for the office chair. Thanks for your ideas, Ms. Lo Reply
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Cover Dining Room Chairs

Great instructions! Thank you so much! My question is about comfort. I removed my probably 1950’s Heywood Wakefield dining room chair covers and replaced the petrified batting with 1″ high density foam and of course new Dacron, with the addition of new upholstery covering. They look beautiful, but not so comfortable! I don’t want to go much higher on the foam because it will change the look of the chairs. I also didn’t use batting for the same reason. Here’s the problem- they used to be very comfortable. I sat in one of the new ones this morning and got a backache! Any ideas? I’ve only covered two to of the 6, which is good. I’ve even contemplated putting the foam and Dacron over the old stuff. Thank you for any ideas!
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Cover Dining Room Chairs

Do you have dining room chairs with faded, stained or outdated seat cushion fabric? Maybe you found a nice old chair at a yard sale that just needs a reupholstered seat. Even if you’re not very handy, this is an easy do-it-yourself project that doesn’t require exotic equipment or sewing skills. So, all you non-Martha Stewart types and craft-impaired individuals, grab a staple gun and follow the instructions below. You can do this project; we
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Cover Dining Room Chairs

I love doing crafts in my spare quiet time ( not always often being a midwife). My next thing to do is an easy made cover for my white huge beach couch. Any suggestions. I’ve recovered chairs like shown, stools and done many other things. My adult sons have made stains on the fabic. I might want to try fabric spray, but the cost is huge because it’s a 9 foot couch. Any suggestions?
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Cover Dining Room Chairs

62 sherri Feb 14 2013 I love doing crafts in my spare quiet time ( not always often being a midwife). My next thing to do is an easy made cover for my white huge beach couch. Any suggestions. I’ve recovered chairs like shown, stools and done many other things. My adult sons have made stains on the fabic. I might want to try fabric spray, but the cost is huge because it’s a 9 foot couch. Any suggestions? Reply
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Search Add New Question How do I reupholster a chair seat with cording around the seat? wikiHow Contributor You can cut the cording and find a piece of wood in the required sizes, upholster that, and screw onto the chair base when finished. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 10 Helpful 11 How can I re-upholster the cane back of a dining room chair? wikiHow Contributor Here’s one way (but be forewarned — it’s difficult). Remove the spline that holds the cane on the back, and staple the chair back plus muslin plus thin cotton batting to the innermost edge of the chair front. Attach one piece of wide jute webbing for extra support. Add three or so layers of poly batting, plus a thin cotton batting and then your fabric. You can sew the welt cord (or have someone else do it) and then glue it into the crevice where the spline was with hot glue. Practice with one chair. This method isn’t for the faint of heart. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 3 Helpful 3 Where do you find the material to recover? wikiHow Contributor JoAnn Fabric stores, Etsy, Ebay, or any number of online fabric stores. Measure your chair seats plus extra fabric to turn over and under the cushion, and then staple. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 3 Helpful 3 Is there an alternate method for stapling if my electric staple gun won’t penetrate the hardboard backing on a cushion? wikiHow Contributor Yes. You could use a manual stapler. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 5 Helpful 0
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How can I re-upholster the cane back of a dining room chair? wikiHow Contributor Here’s one way (but be forewarned — it’s difficult). Remove the spline that holds the cane on the back, and staple the chair back plus muslin plus thin cotton batting to the innermost edge of the chair front. Attach one piece of wide jute webbing for extra support. Add three or so layers of poly batting, plus a thin cotton batting and then your fabric. You can sew the welt cord (or have someone else do it) and then glue it into the crevice where the spline was with hot glue. Practice with one chair. This method isn’t for the faint of heart. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 3 Helpful 3
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Purchase the fabric. Look for upholstery fabric that will hold up to daily use. You can also use fabric from an old jacket, skirt, or tablecloth, as long as it’s durable. If you use the chairs only occasionally, or if you like to recover to meet different needs year to year, a lighter, stretchy fabric can make your job easier.
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if your chairs are squarish, mark which is from and which is back. with  mine, it is pretty obvious so i did not bother marking front and back.
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Way to go, Lyssa! Your chairs turned out awesome! I like the fabric you used too. Thanks for sending me a link. I appreciate that! happy crafting, Linda
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White leather + studs sounds awesome!! Would love to see a pic if you have a moment. Thanks for stopping by, Kelly! Good luck with your chairs. If you have any questions. I’m happy to help. thanks, Linda
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HI, I love the chairs. Just one picky observation, though… It’s a sneak PEEK, not “peak.” The first is something you look at, the second, the top of a mountain! Ah, English! I just thought you might want to change the title of the article so it’s correct! I see this one slip by people so easily, especially when it’s a “sneak peek,” as our fingers immediately go to the same sequence of letters after typing the first word… Then spell-check doesn’t catch it, since they’re both English words. 🙂
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65.1 Linda@CraftaholicsAnonymous Sep 14 2013 White leather + studs sounds awesome!! Would love to see a pic if you have a moment. Thanks for stopping by, Kelly! Good luck with your chairs. If you have any questions. I’m happy to help. thanks, Linda Reply
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78 laura Jul 31 2015 HI, I love the chairs. Just one picky observation, though… It’s a sneak PEEK, not “peak.” The first is something you look at, the second, the top of a mountain! Ah, English! I just thought you might want to change the title of the article so it’s correct! I see this one slip by people so easily, especially when it’s a “sneak peek,” as our fingers immediately go to the same sequence of letters after typing the first word… Then spell-check doesn’t catch it, since they’re both English words. 🙂 Reply

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