This is the fabric I decided on Maharam Droplet in color Willow. It's stain resistant perfect for our dining room.
The whole process is pretty easy, anyone can do this! All you need is a flat head screw driver, scissors, and a staple gun.
I started by taking the seats off the chairs using the screw driver. I was a little concerned about how I was going to cover the upwards curve of these seats but after I got started it wasn't so bad.
These chairs had so many staples!!!!!!!!!! It was never ending.
Of course it's not so bad when you have someone helping you.
Check out the psychedelic fabric underneath!
Anyway after I got all the staples pulled out and the fabric peeled off I traced the original covers onto my new fabric to ensure a perfect fit.
Then cut them all out.
A couple of the chairs were loose around the joints, so I used some wood glue to refasten them. This made them ultra sturdy.
After dripping pasting some of the glue into the crevices with a small paint brush I wiped it clean with a paper towel.
Then is was staple gun time! I used 1/4" staples, the smallest ones my staple gun would take.
I started by stapling the center of the four sides first, pulling tight each time. Then finished it off stapling the the rest of the fabric down.
I folded the corners in on each other to clean them up.
If you want a more detailed tutorial on how to do this check out this video. They used new foam for the seat but the foam on my chairs was in good shape so I just reused it.
After that was all finished I just screwed the seats back on and was done! Pretty easy. Here they are in all their newly upholstered glory:
And here's the whole set together:
What do you think? I for one am in love and I'm one step closer to finishing up my dining room.