How to Re-cover an Upholstered Chair

An old dated chair is given a new funky look with spray paint and fabric.


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Tools and Materials:

old chair
spray paint
hot-glue gun
upholstery trim
staple gun
needle nose pliers




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1. Spray paint the frame of the old chair.

2. Remove the old upholstery trim using needle nose pliers.



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3. Line up the new material to where you want it.

4. Begin stapling in the new material using a staple gun. Be sure to pull the material taught to avoid any wrinkles, but not too tight that it goes askew. Then using a razor, remove excess material.

5. Using a hot glue gun, attach a decorative trim around the edge of the newly upholstered pieces to cover up the staples.

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