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How to Reupholster a Chair Seat

Give your farmhouse dining room a makeover by reupholstering the chair seats with a fabric that showcases your style.


One of the charming aspects of many farmhouses is the incorporation of antique furniture. Not only do these pieces serve as a daily reminder of our farming heritage, they are likely made with higher quality materials and better craftsmanship than a lot of modern furniture on the market today. If you choose to warm up your home with antique furniture, there’s no need feel bound a decades-old style. Update your favorite pieces to give them a personal touch.

In this video, we’ll show you how to reupholster the seat of an antique dining chair. You’ll be surprised by how easy it is and how quickly you can give your favorite pieces of furniture a fresh, new look.

Before getting started, you’ll need a few supplies:

  • Your chairs, of course
  • Fabric of your choice
  • Fabric scissors
  • Screwdriver
  • Staple gun and staples
  • Damp cloth
  • Hammer (optional)
  • Pliers (optional)

Once you’ve gathered your supplies, watch the video below to get started.

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Nice job!
Carol, Warrensburg, MO
Posted: 9/10/2012 9:50:49 PM
Neat.
Galadriel, Lothlorien, ME
Posted: 9/3/2012 11:57:05 PM
Hi Judy,

I will follow up with you in a private email to identify the problem.
Hobby Farms editor, Lexington, KY
Posted: 5/4/2012 7:23:18 AM
When trying to view the video on chair reupholstering, a message comes up that reads: This asset cannot be played.
Judy, Petersburg, TN
Posted: 5/3/2012 8:16:07 AM
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