Re-upholstered dining chairs

Having completed an intro to upholstery course at The Good Life Centre, I was itching to have a go myself. We needed some decent dining chairs (to replace the folding Ikea chairs we were using) and I found some good quality Stag chairs in a local charity shop for a real bargain.

Rather than cover them in shop-bought upholstery fabric I opted to create my own design and get that printed. I did two colour-ways with the idea of having two blue chairs and two green chairs, got a metre of canvas printed by bagsoflove.co.uk and cut this into four pieces.

Blue textile design

 

green-textile-design

The original chairs were looking tired and in need of some tlc.

Dining chair before

The base of the chairs were held in place with four screws. Once all the foam and fabric was removed I was left with a flat hardwood base. I bought 1″ foam from my local upholstery shop, which I fixed in place with upholstery spray glue and used a staple gun to attach the fabric.

These are the finished chairs, which are a colourful addition to the kitchen and are really comfortable too.

Four dining chairs

 

upholstery-green-chair

 

upholstery-blue-chair

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2 Comments

  • admin

    March 13, 2013

    Thanks Roh! It was good fun putting my textile skills to good use.

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  • Rohini

    March 12, 2013

    Gorgeous seat covers, Jo – love the pattern on the material!!!

    Reply

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