Minor Upholstery Project

We recently bought a table and chair set off craigslist for about $60. One of the legs needs some wood glue, one of the six chairs needs a new seat, and the upholstery was vintage in a bad way. However, it has two leaves which will be a nice upgrade from our 4 seater bistro table.  I found some pretty clearance upholstery fabric online for $2.00 a yard. The chairs needed a little less than a half yard per seat, but I got a little extra so I could line up the pattern somewhat. Light staple guns are available at Joanns, along with staples. I brought one of those nifty 40% off one regularly priced item coupons and it ended up costing around $6.00 for the stapler. It was ridiculously easy to unscrew each seat, and staple squares of new fabric to the underside, before screwing it back on again. With one chair, I used some craft plastic to cover over the new fabric and thereby reserving that seat for my messiest eater.  Costs all put together, $60.00 for used table and chairs, $3.00 for wood glue, $8.00 for stapler and extra staples, $20.00 for fabric including shipping. Total project cost: $91.00


2 Responses to “Minor Upholstery Project”

  1. 1 kyriosity
    February 8, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    Call me impressed. And the plastic was a brilliant idea.

  2. 2 corianderseeds
    February 8, 2010 at 2:34 pm


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