How to Make Kitchen Chair Covers

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Most of us would love to redecorate our homes, but our living expenses do not allow it. However, there are small things you can do to make big changes in a space and it does not have to take a lot of money or time. Cover an existing kitchen chair cushion with new fabric. If you have a kitchen chair with a stained or torn upholstered cushion, replace the fabric to give it a clean, fresh look.

Things You'll Need

  • Fabric
  • Scissors
  • Staple gun
  • Staples
  • Foam (optional)
  • Batting (optional)
  • Power screwdriver
  • Remove the seats of the chairs. Turn each of the kitchen chairs upside down and use a power screwdriver to remove the screws that hold the seat in place on the chair frame. Once the screws are removed, pull each of the covered seats off each of the chair frames.

  • Remove the fabric from the cushion. Use a flat-head screwdriver to lift the staples out from the wood and release the fabric. If the existing foam is in bad shape, use the old foam as a template and cut a new piece of foam to replace it. To make the foam a bit firmer, wrap it with batting before covering it with fabric.

  • Cut a new piece of fabric for each chair seat. Use the existing fabric as a template.

  • Place the fabric upside down on a flat surface. Place the foam on top of the fabric, then place the wood bottom on the top of your pile. Pull the fabric up and place a staple in the center edge of each side of the chair. Pull the fabric up on each corner and place a staple along the edge. Continue pulling the fabric up on all edges and staple in a straight line along the edges.

  • Place the chair seat back onto the chair frame. Use the power screwdriver to replace the screws that will hold the newly upholstered seat in place. Repeat the process for each of the kitchen chairs.

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