Reupholstering Your Dining Room Chairs
Dining room chairs typically hold up longer than their fabric seats, but don’t assume yours are a loss because you’ve never upholstered. Give your dining room chairs a brand new look just by reupholstering it. Reupholstering dining room chairs is a fairly simple project if you have a staple gun tool. To reupholster a dining room chair effectively, it’s not always necessary to remove all of the old materials such as the padding. If there is any sign of mold or damage to the materials, it is important to remove and replace them. Other than a staple gun, staples and upholstery fabric, you may want to use extra padding when you reupholster a dining chair set. When you’ve gathered your materials and are ready to begin, the fabric should be placed right side down onto the floor or tabletop. You should use enough fabric to allow yourself to reupholster a dining chair by folding the edges up several times before you staple them onto the wooden underside of the seat. Remember that you’ll need extra fabric if you’re adding a layer of padding.
Adding foam padding is easy. If you measure the dining room chair seat, or bring it in to a shop that sells foam for mattress and cushions, you can get padding cut to size. Adding the foam padding is just a matter of placing it between the new fabric and the chair seat before stapling. The one thing to be cautious of as you reupholster a dining chair with a foam pad added is that the fabric is pulled smoothly across the padding as you staple. The foam may have a tendency to slip, especially if you’re using a silky fabric.