Re-Upholster Swivel Chair

old pink swivel chair withnotesNow that chair would be perfect for a young girl, but we wanted a more sophisticated look. On a budget! So I found a fabric I loved. The thicker fabric you use, the tougher it will be to re-upholster, but the more durable it will be in the long term. I took a chance on a fairly thin fabric, because the colors were a perfect match for this new study nook I created.

fabric for chair back smaller

 

The first thing I did was remove the seat back from the chair with a drill. Then I removed the base of the seat from the frame. I used the seat base as a pattern to cut out the new fabric as seen below.

 

Now, place the ironed fabric on the seat back, making sure to line up the pattern properly. Flip the seat back over and use a staple gun to secure the fabric. Cut excess fabric if necessary. You may also need a piece of black or white felt to tack on the back for esthetics.

finished swivel chair

Next, use the base of the seat as a pattern to cut out the new fabric. Place ironed fabric on the base of the seat, making sure to line up the pattern properly. Flip the base of the seat over and use a staple gun to secure the fabric. Cut excess fabric if necessary. You may also need a piece of black or white felt to tack on the bottom for esthetics.

desk and board and lamp

 

Finally, reassemble the pieces ~ you are done!

I blogged about recovering the bulletin board here.

As I mentioned, I made a study nook. Here is the whole nook. Isn’t it pretty?

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