So I’m going to be honest…I totally winged this project. I’ve never reupholstered anything before. I skimmed some DIY’s on pinterest (yes, skimmed, as i really don’t have time for much more these days!) and figured it could be done. What have I got to lose except a $30 chair from Ikea 😉 Overall, i’m totally happy with how it turned out. I absolutely love it, and now i want to reupholster just about every chair in my house.
This isn’t a reupholstering tutorial as I am such an amateur! But I’ll show you how i did it. For those of you that have been following me, you’ll know that I’m incredibly laid back when it comes to crafting – I just do what works! That being said…WARNING for you reupholstering gurus out there, you might want to avert your eyes at my reupholstering skills…or lack thereof? 😐
First I cut enough fabric to give me plenty of leftover for wrapping around the entire seat cushion. I didn’t have to add any batting or cushion since the Ikea chair I bought already came cushioned.
Then I had fun with my husband’s staple gun. I started by stapling the fabric to all four sides of the chair (starting with opposite sides) making sure it was nice and taught.
And then I pretty much butchered the corners and stapled the hell outta them until they lay nice and flat. Hah! I told you this isn’t a tutorial! Hey, have you ever wrapped a Christmas present before? If yes, then you can do this! ;-p
After finishing the corners, I trimmed all the excess fabric to tidy it up.
Lastly, I screwed the legs onto the seat using the notorious Ikea hex-wrench (it’s amazing how much furniture you can put together with that wrench!). And tah-dah! I’ve got myself a custom reupholstered chair for my new crafting space. I’m a happy mama. 🙂