Do you have kitchen chairs that appear a bit outdated? Perhaps they are still useful but the pattern remind you of the shirts worn in the mid-80's? Here is a project you can do provided you have time and patience and a bit of skill. There won't be a lot of picures in this instructible as I neglected to take them asI went along (just use your imagination),

Step 1: Dismantle Chair

Using a screwdriver unscrew the screws that fasten the seat to the legs and frame of the chair.
Usually outdated furniture is just as functional as new furniture, it just doesn't look as good. The chairs look fabulous. I have been on a painting kick lately and a fresh coat of paint can also make a piece of <a href="http://www.athomefurnishingsaz.com" rel="nofollow">furniture</a> look up to date and stylish. Great instructable, your chairs look loads better!
There's a few tutes like this. I was wondering, what kind of stapler do you use? I've got normal office staplers, but nothing more heavy duty or bigger. Do I need to buy a particular sort for this? I've been meaning to redo my kitchen chairs for a while.
I don't think regular staples are going to cut it for this project. You will need either a light-duty or heavy-duty metal stapler from a hardware store. Depending on the brand and materials the stapler is made from, it will cost you around ten to twenty bucks. Just be sure to buy the right staples to go with it! The back of the box usually has recommended staple sizes.<br />
Your pictures are absolutely wretched. They don't describe ANYTHING.
sorry whos...I was already half into the project before I remembered to take pictures.....next time
Great... Another project I "gotta" do! :) Something I've been meaning to get around to for a long time. The new ones look so much better!
Thanks they took a bit longer than I expected however like I said in the instructible it sure helps to have a helper when you are restapling the fabric back to the seat.

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