LorelNicolette's Journal

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No piece of furniture is safe when you have a toddler roaming the house.  My dining room chairs are no exception.  Logan had stained the white cushions so bad that no amount of scrubbing was helping.  After much disgust towards their appearance, I set out to bring the chairs to their former glory.

The project cost me a whopping $10.50 for the fabric, and $15 for a staple gun and staples.  The labor is a different story.  It took quite a bit of time and effort to remove the gazillion staples that the manufacturer used to hold the fabric in place.  I suspect that a heavier duty gun was used as the staples I applied didn't take quite as much effort to remove. 

Except for the labor it was an easy project.  I simply unscrewed the cushions from the chair frame, removed the staples & fabric, applied the new fabric, sewed & applied the trim and reattached the cushion to the chair frame. 

Before


After


Go me!!!

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davec...
Mar. 30, 2010 at 4:05 PM

oh I like it better as the after !!!! Great job!!

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Melan...
Mar. 30, 2010 at 4:09 PM

Wahoo!! The new fabric is beautiful!!

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mcque...
Mar. 30, 2010 at 4:10 PM

good job, I love it!!

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Lorel...
Mar. 30, 2010 at 4:16 PM

Thank you!

I agree, the fabric is very pretty.  It is super soft too.

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evwsq...
Mar. 30, 2010 at 4:33 PM

I really like the new fabric! Excellent job, Lorel!

How'd you manage to use a staple gun with two little ones around?

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Kelle...
Mar. 30, 2010 at 5:01 PM

You did a great job!! I love the fabric too.

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parri...
Mar. 30, 2010 at 5:21 PM

Love the fabric, GO YOU !!

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KTMOM
Mar. 30, 2010 at 6:05 PM

Niiiiiice!!!

Re-covering my dining chairs is on my list of things to do too!!  They look similar to yours (same color wood and same color present fabric too) and I know they would look like new if I just did it! 

Come over and help me!  lol

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wendy...
Mar. 30, 2010 at 6:31 PM

Wow!  They look AWESOME!!!

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ethan...
Mar. 30, 2010 at 6:50 PM

Aww you did an awesome job!! Now come do mine, pretty pretty please? The stuffing is literally falling out in pieces (only it's more like a gross orange/yellow foam...) all over the floor evertime some onesits down in one :(

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