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One way to seriously save money is “DIY.” There are really so many small projects around the house that you can do yourself, and this one can save you from having to buy new chairs, if you do it in time!
Ours were really in bad shape, varying from a few small cracks in the upholstery to nearly completely ripped off. Kids are not gentle on chairs! Some were filthy, too, from having had booster seats strapped to them for years. It was time for an upgrade.
You will need:
- Fabric for the chairs (we chose white vinyl to match the existing backs)
- Scissors or utility knife
- Staple gun with heavy-duty staples
Check out how awful this chair is! If yours look like this, it’s time to redo them!
First, you need to remove the cushion from the chair. Ours simply unscrews, so flip the chair over and unfasten it. Then, remove the old cover.
Lay the pad onto the fabric.
Cut a square (or shape you need) around the fabric, with about 3″ extra on each side.
Wrap this around the pad, pulling tightly, and staple the sides down. This will leave the corners open for now. Make sure the fabric is pulled tight!
Pull the corner up and over and staple it, too.
Here’s what it looks like when it’s completely done.
Reattach to your chair, and you’re done! See how easy that was?
What DIY projects do you do around the house?