When my husband and I got married, we had nothing! We had both lived on campus at our University for one year (I was in a dorm and he was in an apartment) so we had nothing of our own!
We were fortunate to be blessed by so many gifts from friends and family. We got a bed from my mom, a couch set from his parents and a wood table and 4 matching chairs from my dad.
The table and chairs have serves us well the past few years but the chairs seemed a bit outdated. They had these old yellowy mold looking seats and while I was thankful to have great wooden chairs, I was ready for a change in the seats.
Recovering Old Chairs
1) Gather Your Supplies
I knew that I wanted these chairs to match my dining room. I wanted a nice deep red design. So I kept my eyes peeled for cheap fabric or a nice tablecloth.
At goodwill one day I came across the perfect deep red tablecloth with a beautiful design in it for $6.99, and it was half off that day! I snagged the tablecloth for $3.50 and was able to re-do all my chairs.
You will also need scissors, a staple gun, and a screw driver.
This was simple and easy. Just turn the chair over and unscrew!
Now you are going to cut the fabric and take your staple gun and staple to the back. I did a LOT of staples along the back just to make sure it was secure.
4) Screw Back on
Screw the cushions back onto the chair, and you’re done! You have brand new looking chairs!
These look great in my dining room now and they look like I bought them that way!