Using screws that you put aside in step one fasten the seat back to the frame of the chair. Sometimes you can feel the original screwholes on the bott...
Do you have kitchen chairs that appear a bit outdated?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),
Using a screwdriver unscrew the screws that fasten the seat to the legs and frame of the chair.
Step 2: Remove all of the staples and set fabric aside.
Typically chairs have a padded seat and sometimes a padded back like this one. I used a flat head screwdriver and pair of needlenose pliers to remove all of the staples off of the botton of the chair to dismantle the seat. In my case the seat bottom was covered with a piece of thin cardboard to cover over the edges of the fabric stapled onto the bottom of the chair to make the seat.
Step 3: Use old fabric as a template for the new fabric you plan to recover chair with.
I estimated in the case of the chair(s) shown that I would need 5 metres of fabric, as the fabric I purchased was wider than expected so I only used approximately 2 and a half metres to complete this project. Also keep in mind that the new fabric should either be of a darker fabric or pattern (or in the case of these chairs) I used microfibre fabric which is very water and stain resistant. Flatten each piece of original material using a iron and then trace around it using a pencil crayon to draw the outline onto the new fabric. Cut the fabric out and then you are ready for the next step.
Bio:I've had a lifelong interest in reducing my impact on the environment, (reducing my footprint so to speak). In my early 20's a few friends and I started a curbstop recycling project called Envirobox. ...read more »