Have you ever tried recovering a chair before?
I decided to take on this task after looking at prices of
new chairs!! What a joke!! They are so expensive! I
told my husband that I was going to reupholster our
chair and he said "Do you really think you can do it?" I
said "if there's a will there's a way!"

So I began searching for fabric online and came
across
www.fabric.com and found just what I wanted
for 7.99 a yard!! So I bought 10 yards for $80 and
began the process of recovering this chair.


Here is how I did it: I studied the chair and how the old
fabric was put on. I realized it was put together with a
staple gun. So I removed every piece of fabric staple
by staple. This took some time but it was sooo worth
it. As I removed each piece, I took a big black marker
and wrote on the old piece where I took it off from (see
picture right).
I did all of the reupholstering in
one day! I started at 7:30 a.m.
and finished at 6:30 p.m.. It
turned out so nice! I will say
that it is such a great feeling
knowing that I could take
something old and make it
look new again! My new color
scheme is brown and
turquoise blue.
Then I laid out all of the pieces onto the new
fabric on my living room floor and cut new
pieces. I then knew where to place all of the
new pieces! You may want to keep a pad of
paper near by as you are taking pieces off
and write down in what order you took them
off so that you know what order to put the
new pieces back on
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