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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Reupholstered 4 Kitchen Chairs for $6 (approx. $1.25 each)

I love our house because it's filled with love, faith,
laughter & treasures of our family's life together.
But it is in serious need of a remodel or update a.s.a.p.

I have always been one to try anything myself first
before I think of a professional..and thus 99% of the
time there is no need for a I have
made it a point to just "DIY" !! Most of the time..
I'm pleasantly surprised at the things I have taught
myself to do: reupholstering projects is one of them..

So here is another project which I love how it turned

P.S. If I can do it ANYONE can do it!!!!
Not just that...but it only took 20 min. per
chair & $6.00 for all 4 chairs!!!!
cannot beat the price!!!! I used about 1 1/4yds.
of fabric (I love black & white polka dots) @
about $4.44 per yd.= $5.55+tax (approx. $6)
Hopefully you'll have these tools on hand or
maybe you could borrow them from someone.

1) Tools Needed: Staple gun w/staples, Phillips
head screwdriver, Material, & Scissors
2) Start by taking a kitchen chair & turning it upside-
down & unscrewing the screws which are holding the
cushion part on. SEE BELOW:
3) This is a great Tip..As you unscrew each screw
put it in a postition so you know which one goes where.
They all may not be the same type of screws (if you
have done this before or bought chairs from a third
party)You want each screw to line up properly in
the exact hole it came from.
4) Place the chair cushion upside down on the new
material (iron material if needed) & cut around it
leaving enough material so you can turn up the
edge, & staple it to the underside of the cushion.
Turn raw edge up & staple (most of 1 side (do not do
corners yet) Turn cushion around to opposite side,
& pull taut (TIGHT) & do the same thing on this side.
Then do remaining 2 sides same way. SEE BELOW:
5) Gather up corners (one at a time) so that the corner
is as smooth as you can get it. Pinch the bulkiness
together & cut only enough off so that you can still
turn it under & staple it to the backside of the cushion.
*** Make sure you do not COVER THE HOLE

6) Turn under & staple corner. SEE BELOW:
7) Cushion is done..Now you just have to re-
attach it to the wooden chair frame & your all done!!
8) Reattach each of the 4 screws to their correct
corner & tighten screws. SEE BELOW:
SEE YOU CAN DO IT TOO!!!! $1.25 for each
chair!!! That's what I call a DEAL!! It might even INSPIRE you to do other projects
in the kitchen...Such as Kitchen Stools..It did me..
or a HUTCH..
THANK YOU to all of you bloggers
A Special Thank You to my amazing
husband, & fantastic daughters...for
always supporting & encouraging me
with my passions in life, creative,
messy or otherwise.


  1. I love the fabric you chose. It's amazing what an impact the right project can have. Everything looks fantastic!

  2. What a dramatic change! I'm getting ready to do the 8 chairs in my dining room. It really is super easy, and the difference this makes is amazing!

  3. I love the polka dots and those bar stools are super cute. Thanks for linking up to my party.

  4. What a big difference it made. I love them all.

  5. WOW! What a big difference!

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday. Please join me next week for another great party. Don't forget to stop by and enter my giveaway. I'll announce the winner at next week party!

  6. So cute! I love all of it. Those stool covers are especially adorable.

    Thank you for linking this to A Little Craft Therapy, with Life in the Pitts!

  7. Wow, those look really great! I'm diggin' this site so I added you to my RSS! I can't wait to see what other awesome ideas you come up with.
    I'm visiting you from Friend Friday.

  8. I came to return your visit and to visit awhile..I love,love,love your blog. I've been looking about and everything I see is so pretty. I love the chairs,the your recipes (I voted for you)..I will most certainly be back. I've become a follower so as not to lose you..there's so much to see,I can't wait to return. Have a wonderful weekend..

  9. I think I could really do that! I love the black and white - so cute. Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

  10. Woohoo! Visiting and following from Friday Follow, and so glad you joined in this week! Have a terrific weekend and good luck with the cash giveaway from

    ~ Lynn

  11. I dont think I've ever thought (or seen) of pulling a WHOLE kitchen together with FABRIC! It's everywhere but the kitchen sink and FABULOUS!
    Of coarse I'll be a follower.
    And as for any suggestions...always just be you. And only do what makes you happy! Please yourself and no one else. AKA: Put U first or your life will slowly disapear! heehee
    Thanks for hangin out at Cuegly!
    Oh! here's a good suggestion...Try leaving a comment on your own post...It's okay to have a "safe-word" for people to type first before publishing, but you need to change it so that everyone doesn't have to push PUBLISH and THEN type a word and THEN push Publish Post AGAIN. THere's a way to make a safe-word show up firstly and they only have to push "Post Comment" once.

  12. Looks really nice.

    Hi, I am a new follower from Friday Follow, please come by anytime and follow me back. Have a nice weekend!

  13. I love this! So inspiring! I have been tossing around the idea of doing this as well!
    I have begun to follow you through Friday Follow!
    Aimee @ Our Life From Scratch

  14. Very Crafty! It is nice to see you part of Friday Follow! Have a wonderful weekend. Rita @ One 2 Try.

  15. recovering chair seats is a great cheap way to update a look & freshen up the decor!

  16. I'd say 'you've been busy'... such a nice thing to do, change a few items and the room changes!
    I do alot of changing also... love it!
    Nice job..
    thanks for visiting my blog,, I'll come back from time to time to read what is going on next.....

  17. What a fabulous blog!! So glad to be following you and looking forward to more great posts! Off to read the rest of your blog!

  18. Hi! Following you back from FF. Have a great weekend! The chairs turned out great - it's amazing what a difference the new fabric makes.

  19. Nice work. Thanks for the follow. Following you back.

  20. Following you back from FF! Chairs look great!

  21. very nice. Love the choice of dots

  22. These turned out great. I love the fabric.

    I'm featuring a necklace tutorial and giveaway. I'd love it if you stopped by!

  23. Hey Barb! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment! I love the re-do. I'm a sucker for polka dots : ) I'm a follower now and look forward to seeing more of your ideas!

  24. OMG! I might be able to do that! Thank you for sharing!

  25. You did such a cute job. I really like the style of those dining chairs.

  26. I love this! What cheerful fabric. Thanks so much for linking up to Finished for Friday! What fun to find your blog. I'm a Christmas fanatic.

  27. Wow! I'm loving these and I really love how you did the table runner and added it to the hutch as well. Those polka dots are too cute!!! (And the price is unbelievable)!!! You've got such a great site here! I've bookmarked several recipes and can't wait to try them. Now following! Thanks for linking up to my link party!!!

  28. ummm those are absolutely GORGEOUS!! I cannot believe you made them, that are so pretty and look like they were bought for at least 50$ each. I'm so inspired now! We have stools that are just wood without any cushion and i've been thinking about what to do, maybe i'll just use material and put cushion material underneath and then staple or tie them!! thanks for this idea! :)

  29. They turned out great!

    Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours Day at My Backyard Eden!

  30. Very cute project! Thanks for the Friday Follow, followed you back!

  31. You did a fabulous job. Everything looks wonderful. I love your hutch too. It's great that you were able to include the polka dot theme on it as well.

    Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites!

  32. Those turned out beautiful!! I love the polka dots!!

    Thanks for linking up to I'm Lovin' It! Hope to see you again this week!

  33. Very Cute! I'm in the middle of a CRAZY reupholstery job for myself and about to take on 6 more chairs for a client...thank you for the tips and inspiration! Found you through reinvented; so nice to meet you! -shaunna :)

  34. What a cute way to draw the room together! I love how you tied it off around the stools!! It looks fantastic!!
    Thanks so much for linking!!

    Poppies at Play

  35. Love love love the polka dots! Thanks for linking up!

  36. These are adorable. I love the polka dots too. The style on your barstools is too CUTE!! Thanks for sharing at Spring has Sprung at Fun to Craft.

  37. Cute Chairs!

    Wanted to let you know that I am Friday Following you back!

  38. Hi. Just wanted to stop by and let you know that I'm featuring you this week for Friday Favorites. Come by and pick up a "featured" button if you'd like!

  39. That is awesome! Thanks for linking up to check me out saturdays

  40. Looks so cute. I love all of the polka dots. Thanks so much for linking it up to my party!!!


  41. Sweet!~ Boy you really where creative, and I love polka dots...the stools are awesome, I may have to try that....but my seats are square...I wonder if I use batting??? You got me thinking now:) Happy Day to you:)!~

  42. Love the black and white and dots! Be blessed. Cindy

  43. Love the fabric...the makeovers look great and thanks for sharing them at NTT!


  44. Thanks for posting on my party, more than one is just fine! (especially since turnout was a little low this week) :)

    I'm going to come back to this as I plan on re-doing my grandma's (now mine) dining room set, it didn't look too hard and what a difference! Great job!

    I'll be posting a new linky tomorrow night so come on back to Flaunt it. :)

  45. Well, if that's not impressive, I don't know what is. Looks great and can't beat the price. Thank you for linking to the boardwalk Bragfest. Thank you for following. I love your blog and have signed up to follow, as well!

  46. Looks great - I just love the polka dots! Thanks for linking this up to Be Inspired too!


  47. Looks awesome! I like the black and white polka dot too...thanks for linking up at Mad Skills Monday! See you next week and I'm now off to check out your others links!


  48. I stopped by to return your visit and I'm so glad I did!
    I have been dying to either get new chairs, new cushions, or redo the ones I have and couldn't quite figure out how to do it the easiest/cheapest way.
    This post just saved my kitchen! Thank you for sharing and for the visit.

    I'm your newest follower.

  49. Your chairs turned out so cute!

    Thanks for linking up!

  50. These turned out very cute! Great job!

    Thanks for linking up!

  51. Looks great! Thanks for joining us for Anything Related!

  52. Well done~ The fabric you chose is darling and your chairs are beautiful~ they look amazing wearing their new polkas! Stopping by from ATPF~ following you along~ would love to have you share at Feathered Nest Friday sometime! :)