How to Reupholster a Chair
Furnishings with good bones but bad skin can be easily updated with fresh fabric. This chair reupholstery project shows you basic techniques to get your furniture looking fashionable.
Don't be afraid of outdated or otherwise unsavory fabric on a favorite chair. As long as the bones of the furniture are in good shape, a bit of fabric and some creative love go a long way. Follow our steps below to salvage old furniture. When done correctly, reupholstering a chair is a big DIY project that goes a long way.
One important thing to note: Because you are using the old upholstery chair seat as a guide for the new pattern pieces, you may want to complete Step 1 and remove all the old fabric before you shop for supplies. Measuring all the pieces and cord lengths will help you determine how much fabric you need. When in doubt, err on the side of too much.