While I was in Florida, I had the opportunity to recover some dining room chairs, passed on to me from my grandfather. I remembered this set from my childhood and although the chairs were dated, I thought they had potential. The dining room table seats ten and I knew it would be perfect for our large family.
I had never recovered chairs before but with the help of my family I knew we could figure it out.
First we removed the seat cushions from the chair.
All projects are made easier when working in a room that has these types of tools and supplies.
Using the old fabric as a template we cut out the new chair covers.
We ironed the new fabric and sprayed it with Scotch Guard. Even though I really dislike to iron, it is so important to iron any fabric projects.
Before you think I am nuts, the floor we are working on is being replaced. I would not normally do a project like this without protecting the working area first.
Then we used a staple gun to attach it to the seat. My advice for this part is wrap your fabric like you are wrapping a present. Pull it tight and have someone else hold it while you staple.
We removed the gold emblem from the top of the chair and reattached the cushions.