Craft Ideas For Adults: Reupholster A Chair

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Craft Ideas For Adults: Reupholster A Chairby craftmanon.Craft Ideas For Adults: Reupholster A ChairIf you have an old chair in your home that looks old and weary but it can still good enough to sit, you can reupholster the chair. Reupholstering could make your old furniture come like a new piece so you do not need to throw it out and buy new one. It is cheaper solution […]
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If you have an old chair in your home that looks old and weary but it can still good enough to sit, you can reupholster the chair. Reupholstering could make your old furniture come like a new piece so you do not need to throw it out and buy new one. It is cheaper solution but you need to do bit woodwork in the process. This project of craft ideas for adults will only need a little fabric and a staple gun to turn an old chair in no time. You also buy cheap lovely chair from local thrift shop and reupholster it to look like new and expensive one.

Preparing The Wood

You will need sandpaper, spray primer, spray paint, fabric, and staple gun to work this project of craft ideas for adults. First, you need to remove the seat so you can work on the wood. Sand all the wood part with sandpaper until entire old paint removed. Use spray primer to prime the wood and wait until it dry. Apply two coat of spray paint for best result and wait 24 to let it dry before you reupholster it.

Covering The Seat

Grab the seat and lay it on the fabric you prefer. Cut it out leaving a few inches around each side. If you do not want to bother removing the old fabric from the cushion, you can leave it there and cover it with the new fabric. Or you can remove it if it is badly damaged. Be sure to make pattern from the seat by laying it down in the right way before cutting it. Pull one fabric edge of around the top and staple it with your staple gun. Staple down near the edge of every couple of inches. Every time you finish one side, go to opposite side and pull the fabric tightly and staple it. Repeat this process with all sides. Now you need to tighten the corners. Pull the fabric straight up and push it around the edge to make a smooth edge. This process is important as you do not want to have wrinkle on the cushion. Keep holding it with one hand and the other can staple it down. Be careful to not staple your hand. Cut off any extra fabric to make a clean and neat look. Put the cushion back on the chair and you can admire your awesome craft ideas for adults project.

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