More and more people are throwing away old or worn-out objects and furniture, as there are now many who choose to give them a new life. In this way, two important things are achieved: contribute to the maintenance of the environment and save some euros. In addition, it is that reuse old parts means not having to buy new.

Among the pieces of furniture that can be given a new life, chairs stand out. In addition, it is that just Upholstery will achieve that look new. If you thought to renovate the chairs of your dining room or any other space in your home, we recommend that you do not miss anything that we tell you below, since today we are going to tell you how to upholster chairs step by step. Would you like to join us?

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Remove old upholstery

The first step in upholstering a chair is to remove the old upholstery. To do this, first you will have to disassemble the pieces that you want to upholster (seat, backrest, arms …). Once you have released these pieces, you will have to remove the staples or tacks that kept the fabric glued to the base of the chair. If its tacks, what you will have to do is place a chisel under each and tap the edge with a wooden mallet, pushing the bra up.

If to fasten upholstery staples were used, you must use a staple remover, a tool that you can get at specialty stores, or screwdriver. Once you have removed all the fasteners, you can remove the fabric. If you see that the wood is not in good condition, you will have to repair it.

Elastic straps

Once you have removed the old upholstery and taken measurements, you will have to place four elastic straps on the top of the seat frame. You will have to fix them by first stapling one end and then tightening the strap to staple the other end. If it is large seats, it is best to use more straps. The next step is to cover the straps with a piece of burlap the same size as the frame. To fix it, you will have to staple it on it. It is necessary that the burlap is taut to protect the foam filler from the seat. Of course, if the chair seat has a dashboard, you will not have to do this step.

Take action

Before you buy the fabric to upholster your chairs you will have to take measurements of it. Yes, it is important not to buy the fabric fair. In this case, it is better that it rises than not lacking. Therefore, you should add a few centimeters more to the measures you have taken.

A new foam

If you are going to put a new foam, you will have to cut it from the size of the frame or board, leaving a margin of 3 centimeters around it. You will have to put as many layers of foam as the seat requires, although it is usually sufficient with three layers (one 30 mm, one 20 mm and one 10 mm.) Logically, you will have to glue the layers of foam together, lower. for this you can use glue contact. once the filling placed in the frame, you have to fix it to the edge of the frame, starting at the center of one side.

The cloth

When you have stapled the foam you will have to cut the fabric, leaving a margin of 10 centimeters around. Next, place the fabric on the filling in a centered way and staple it on the frame. If you get the seat part, the last step is to put it back in place, either pressure or by screws.

Charles AlanFurniture Decoration
More and more people are throwing away old or worn-out objects and furniture, as there are now many who choose to give them a new life. In this way, two important things are achieved: contribute to the maintenance of the environment and save some euros. In addition, it is...