We’re having a busy Christmas season, between hosting a few holiday events (and the big one) and going to holiday events, we’ve got something scheduled almost every night. So this is the perfect time for me to decide that it was time to recover the seats of our spare dining chairs. Because that’s what you do when you have a ton of other stuff to do, right?
These old chairs belonged to my late Uncle Tommy and Aunt EJ. They likely bought these at an estate sale many years ago. I inherited 3 chairs but 1 was broken beyond repair and so I turned it into a planter. The other 2 have been sitting against the walls in my dining room to be used as extra seating for larger dinners (like the one we’ll have on Christmas Day).
Recovering the seats was easy. I picked up some clearance upholstery fabric at Hobby Lobby, choosing a geometric pattern in neutral colors. Cut a square large enough to cover the cushion and stapled the fabric to the backside. Just make sure you are pulling the fabric tight as you go.
The original fabric was hammered with upholstery nails and I didn’t have the patience to remove each one. Thankfully the fabric is thick enough that the old fabric doesn’t show.
The entire refresh took maybe 30 minutes but the impact of fresh fabric is huge! I’m one step closer to being ready for the holidays!