Chair Refurbishment – Part 3

 

Chair refurbishment

Read on for the third and final part of our chair refurbishment – it’s a big one!

1. We started by cutting a large square out of fabric to recover the base of our chair. We decided it was easier to recover the existing fabric, rather than pulling it all apart and starting afresh. We held the fabric in place at the very front chair with a row of staples.

Chair refurbishment

2. We worked around the sides of the chair stapling as we went. Unfortunately we didn’t take many photos of this stage (I think we got a bit excited in covering up the peach fabric) but it was quite straightforward. To create the folds at the front we pulled the fabric by the corner back and stapled to the side to create a neat fold.

Chair refurbishment

Stapled seat

3. Once we had secured the bottom in place we used the foam innards to create two rough templates out of the fabric that we needed for the top of the chair.

Chair refurbishment

4. We put the foam back onto the burlap sack support and placed a staple at the top and bottom to hold it in place as we stapled round the edge. There was no foam for the back of the chair but we followed exactly the same process, pulling the fabric tight as we stapled to make sure there were no creases.

Chair refurbishment

5. Once we’d finished stapling the fabric to the chair we trimmed the excess material before using a sharp knife to get a neat edge as close to the staples as possible.

Chair refurbishment

Chair refurbishment

Chair refurbishment

6. Then came the final and probably easiest part – gluing on our edging! We chose a light grey, fairly thick, 4 metre length to finish the chair off. We held it in place with our new favourite tool – the glue gun!

Chair refurbishment

7. And that’s it! Our chair is pride of place in the corner of our bedroom. We’re so pleased with it – check out the images below and let us know what you think!

Chair refurbishment

Chair refurbishment

Chair refurbishment

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24 Comments

  1. July 2, 2013 / 7:06 pm

    Hi there! Your chair is wonderful! You did a great job! Where did you find your fabric??

    Thanks!
    Erin

    • Sammi
      Author
      July 2, 2013 / 7:22 pm

      Thanks Erin. It’s from ikea – you should be able to find it on their website.

      • July 22, 2013 / 4:12 pm

        Haha I was going to ask the same thing about fabric. Ikea has some amazing prints! The chair turned out really pretty!

        • Sammi
          Author
          July 22, 2013 / 4:17 pm

          Thanks Trisha! I can’t wait to see the new catalogue – I’m an ikea junkie!

    • Julie
      December 15, 2017 / 10:40 pm

      Simply stunning

  2. July 8, 2013 / 10:27 pm

    This is so pretty! The shape of the chair is just beautiful and I love that fabric. The grey trim you chose is perfect for the style of the chair. Looks awesome! 🙂

    • Sammi
      Author
      July 9, 2013 / 6:42 am

      Thanks Steph, I’m glad you like it!

  3. July 10, 2013 / 12:48 am

    Great Job Sammi…that is super cute Ikea Fabric!
    -Katie@mydiyhabits

    • Sammi
      Author
      July 10, 2013 / 8:22 am

      Thanks Katie. The fabric is great isn’t it! Not expensive at all ether which is a bonus 🙂

    • Sammi
      Author
      July 11, 2013 / 6:46 am

      Thanks for hosting Lisa!

  4. July 12, 2013 / 6:21 pm

    Looks great! I love the fabric! Well done!

    Jenna

    • Sammi
      Author
      July 12, 2013 / 6:23 pm

      Thanks for creating a new link party for me to share it with 😉

  5. July 17, 2013 / 5:57 am

    So pretty! Congrats on doing an amazing job with your first piece. It’s elegant and fun.

    • Sammi
      Author
      July 17, 2013 / 7:38 pm

      Thanks Danielle, that’s the kind of vibe I was hoping for!

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  7. September 4, 2013 / 11:30 pm

    WOW, I would have been so intimidated — it turned out fabulous! Thanks for all the pictures and explanation!

    • Sammi
      Author
      September 5, 2013 / 8:25 am

      It was pretty scary to tackle, but the prospect of saving so much money and doing it ourselves really pushed us to do it! There were some scary moments though 😉

  8. Alison Agnew (@Nancherrrow)
    March 14, 2014 / 11:34 am

    What a beautiful chair! I love the grey and white floral fabric and grey trim. Well done and thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!

    Alison
    Nancherrow

    • Sammi
      Author
      March 14, 2014 / 6:39 pm

      Thanks Alison – I still love the chair 6 months on!

  9. Chris milopap
    May 2, 2016 / 8:30 am

    Just looking at the chair it’s lovely I know it’s some while since u did it but I have been to a lovely shop ion the outskirts of Liverpool to a shop on Stafford red it’s called all one price there is upholstery and plenty other time of material. I just been told of a seconds Laura Ashley shop in southport I have not been yet but I have seen material that’s come from there it’s beautiful hope this helps someone

  10. Blanca Rodriguez
    January 17, 2018 / 5:13 am

    I love it. Where did you get the fabric from?

    • Sammi
      Author
      January 23, 2018 / 1:50 pm

      Thanks Blanca! The fabric is from Ikea and linked in the blog post.

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