DIY: How to Re-Cover Kitchen Chair Seat Cushions

Last weekend I went to my sister’s to give her kitchen chair seat cushions some much need TLC!

DIY: Kitchen Chair Seat Cushion Re-Cover

Two kids, a dog, a cat and cleaning solutions that made things worse meant it was time for a change!  Neither one of us have done this before! ….BUT  we were determined and there is always PINTEREST!

DIY: Kitchen Chair Seat Cushion Re-Cover

Here is Patch saying “goodbye” to the old cover 🙂

DIY: Kitchen Chair Seat Cushion Re-Cover

We took measurements of the four chairs and bench– front to back and side to side– and went to Hobby Lobby to pick out fabric. With the help of the sales assistant, we were told we needed two yards of fabric.  It was on SALE for 30% off!

DIY: Kitchen Chair Seat Cushion Re-Cover

My sister decided on this pretty green shade with a diamond pattern.  She bought two yards for less than $20!

DIY: Kitchen Chair Seat Cushion Re-Cover

We flipped the chairs over on the dining table and unscrewed the four screws that held the cushion in place. Easy enough!

DIY: Kitchen Chair Seat Cushion Re-Cover

Now for the hard part—removing the staples that held the fabric in place. Let’s be honest here, after many failed attempts, a couple of bandaids and frustration, we just cut around the staples!!

DIY: Kitchen Chair Seat Cushion Re-Cover

Here is a pic of how many staples we were working with!

DIY: Kitchen Chair Seat Cushion Re-Cover

The staples would break and we tried pulling them with pliers. It was a mess…..hence the cutting around the staples!

DIY: Kitchen Chair Seat Cushion Re-Cover

Finally, the cushions were free. You can see the remaining fabric with staples.

DIY: Kitchen Chair Seat Cushion Re-Cover

We turned the fabric over, measured 4 inches on either side and cut it.

DIY: Kitchen Chair Seat Cushion Re-Cover

The sales assistant at Hobby Lobby told us to fold the fabric one time before we stapled it so that it wouldn’t fray.

DIY: Kitchen Chair Seat Cushion Re-Cover

Next, it was time to staple. (Please notice the bandaid on my sister’s finger–I had a matching one 🙂 … no, we are not professionals. Just showing you that even a novice can do this.)

DIY: Kitchen Chair Seat Cushion Re-Cover

The finished product!

DIY: Kitchen Chair Seat Cushion Re-Cover

We were proud of our hard work. Yes, it was harder than it looked. But, $20 and about five hours later, including the trip to Hobby Lobby, we were satisfied.

DIY: Kitchen Chair Seat Cushion Re-Cover

 

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