I'm impressed by how many of you have already been decorating for Christmas already. I still need a few days to get in the Christmas spirit. I've been enjoying being inspired by all of your beautiful decorating ideas and am looking forward to more!
On Sunday I revealed the antique chairs from my grandmother's basement.
Today, I'll show you how I painted and recovered the seats. Reupholstering dining room chairs is
Remember, they looked were in pretty bad shape and looked like this:
Since they were already sanded, they didn't need any prep, other than to dust them off. After a couple of coats of black paint, they were looking pretty good.
The fabric was worn beyond recognition and came off pretty easily.
Since the cotton batting was so thin, I used 4 layers of it. Three layers were cut the same size as the wood seat and the fourth layer was cut 2" larger on all sides.
The batting was attached with a staple gun.
The fabric was cut larger all the way around, as well.
Voila! Antique Chairs are finished!
Hopefully, there will be time to make two pillows in the midst of Christmas decorating!
Update: you can see the finished pillows by clicking HERE