Thanks to those who gave feedback on my The Chair…part 2 post. Well, after going back and forth and back and forth I finally settled on the fabric that got the most “yes”-es from my family… the black and cream swirly fabric.
I swear that I have seen people recover chair seats on HGTV a thousand and three times. I have never done it before myself, but found it to be just as easy as it looks. First lay the seat cover wood side up on top of the wrong side of the fabric. Allow enough of a clearance on all sides to easily wrap the fabric around and staple it securely.
Wanting to show just how easy this project was, I decided to time the entire process. I pushed “Start” on my watch timer over a week and a half ago when I first started taking out the screws by hand with a screwdriver. I then proceeded to wipe it down since it was a dirty, dusty mess. At that point I stopped the clock. I have had 4.19 (4 minutes, 19 seconds) on my watch’s stopwatch for over a week now. This wrap and staple upholstery process is super easy and super quick…if… IF… Ii-Fffff you have a decent staple gun and know exactly what type of staples it takes. If I would have kept the stopwatch going, it would have added 45 minutes of time because I had to run-back-and-forth-to-the-shop-4-times to grab different staples, then other different staples, then I had to grab the electric stapler since the handheld kept jamming. Yep. I got a workout, but once the stapler was ready I continued the time on the stopwatch. Total time from first screw removal to last screw replaced? 14.39!
What I’m trying to say is that if you have chairs that you would like to recover, it takes less than 15 minutes per chair. Probably much less once you get the hang of it. Easy peasy! I kept the chair unpainted for now. Now that I know how easy it is to take apart and re-assemble it, who knows… it might end up white… or gray… or teal… hmmmm.
So, what are you waiting for? Go grab a staple gun (with the right staples), some fabric, a chair with a cushion and a screwdriver right NOW. In less than 15 minutes you can be patting yourself on the back like I am now!