DIY Reupholstering Seat Cushions

We have been busy moving into the new place!  I did stop and take some time to reupholster our dining room chairs.  We bought the chairs from IKEA over two years ago and they came with a standard white cushion.  UGLY!  I've been telling the husband I'm going to reupholster them for two years now!  Well here we are in 2012 and I'm trying to stick to my New Year's Resolutions.  (To stop putting things off!)  So, we went to IKEA yesterday afternoon and bought a few things we needed for the new place.  While there I spotted some fabric that is going to go great with our pillows on the sectional.

If you haven't reupholstered don't stress.  It is super easy.  You'll need about 2 yards of fabric (for 4 dining chair seats).  You could probably get away with 1 1/2 yards but I always like to have a little extra just in case.  You will also need a staple gun.  (This is where your husband comes in handy). Just pull off the old cover or staple right over it.  You'll need to make sure the fabric is ironed and smoothed out.  You don't want any wrinkles!  Then just turn the cushion over and start stapling.  The corners are hard but if you are any good at gift wrapping then you won't have any trouble with these.

**Disregard my mess in the background of these images.  We are still unpacking! 

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Monday, March 5, 2012

DIY Reupholstering Seat Cushions

We have been busy moving into the new place!  I did stop and take some time to reupholster our dining room chairs.  We bought the chairs from IKEA over two years ago and they came with a standard white cushion.  UGLY!  I've been telling the husband I'm going to reupholster them for two years now!  Well here we are in 2012 and I'm trying to stick to my New Year's Resolutions.  (To stop putting things off!)  So, we went to IKEA yesterday afternoon and bought a few things we needed for the new place.  While there I spotted some fabric that is going to go great with our pillows on the sectional.

If you haven't reupholstered don't stress.  It is super easy.  You'll need about 2 yards of fabric (for 4 dining chair seats).  You could probably get away with 1 1/2 yards but I always like to have a little extra just in case.  You will also need a staple gun.  (This is where your husband comes in handy). Just pull off the old cover or staple right over it.  You'll need to make sure the fabric is ironed and smoothed out.  You don't want any wrinkles!  Then just turn the cushion over and start stapling.  The corners are hard but if you are any good at gift wrapping then you won't have any trouble with these.

**Disregard my mess in the background of these images.  We are still unpacking! 

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