So although it wasn't the downpour I was hoping for (down in the south bay at least,) I decided to finally tackle a project I've been preparing for a couple weeks now. It took me a couple weeks only because I was a tad hesitant on how to go about it.
Well armed with a staple gun, I went for it.
Reupholstering the old office chair in the art studio to be more...uh..... FUN!
#1, 5, 6 Before pics
#2 are the tools needed
- heavy fabric (my specific project took 1 1/2 yards, but I bought more because I'm making matching throw pillows at a later time)
- screw driver or drill to disassemble chair
- a small & medium wood chisels
- heavy duty staple gun & staples
- fabric scissors
- A tube of strongstik DAP glue.
#11 & 12 are the seat of the chair. I took off the staples from the bottom liner & since it was in good condition I reused it (if you need to replace yours you should. Although you will rarely see this area, it just gives it a nice finished look). I then stapled the fabric around (#10) then put the liner back on & stapled that in place to cover the first round of staples.
Here's a closer look:
|first row of staples|
|turn your work over as you make your way around & smooth out the wrinkles.|
|With Liner, put a nicer neater row of staples to finish it off. (#8)|
# 7, 14, 15 & 17 are all pictures of stapling the fabric into place.
#15 also shows the straight nails that get hammered back into the other back piece. However, I found this part really tricky & ended up using the StrongStik DAP glue which worked out great! If it doesn't work out for your chair use upholstery nails.
#13 &16 show the finished pieces of the back of the chair together & completed.
#18, 19 & 20 are pics of the finished project.
Here are some photos of it in natural sunlight...
|baby got back!|
This took me from around 11:30 to 3 in the afternoon including assembling. Overall, I'm pretty happy how it turned out.
More pics later, as I press forward to get the art studio finished & decorated.
Let me know if you need some clarification, I know this isn't exactly the best explanation. I was in a hurry to crank out this entry before the end of the night.