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Attention, homeowners: Don't pay another repairman until you check out this video series on simple repairs you can make yourself.
You Will Need
- A chair with a drop-in seat
- A pair of pliers or a claw hammer
- A screwdriver
- A pair of sharp, heavy-duty scissors
- The new fabric of your choice
- And a staple gun
- A tack hammer and upholstery tacks
- Some 1-inch-high foam rubber
- And some spray adhesive
Unscrew the seat from the chair and set the screws aside.
Remove old seat
Remove the old seat covering by using pliers or the claw end of a hammer to remove the nails, tacks, or staples holding it in place. Don't rip the cover off, you'll need it whole for the next step.
Use the old covering as a guide to cut enough fabric for your new seat. Pin it down to secure it in place while you cut. There should be about 2 inches more fabric than the actual seat on all sides.
Place the new fabric over the foam cushion insert, making sure to center any patterns or stripes so you get the look you want.
Place the base back on top of the foam and fabric.
Turn the base over, pull the fabric up over it edges until taut, and secure it in the middle of each of the four sides with the staple gun. Continue stapling from the middle out toward the corners, placing the staples a few inches apart.
Replace your newly chic seat on your chair, screw it in place, then sit on the floor and admire your masterpiece.