Saturday, November 27, 2010

Feeling pleased with myself! - Re-upholstering dining room chairs.......

Before and After  : : : : : :


I've replaced the webbing underneath (approx cost $20 for 4 chairs), added some more foam on the side edges, as the seat foam was still in good condition ($18 for 8 pieces cut to size), and 5 metres of the new fabric was in the bargain bin for $4 per metre ($20 for 8 chairs), as I've still to cover some old vinyl chairs, but will be doing that in a different method.
The sides where (ahem) larger folk have their thighs resting over the edge is the bit that needed the extra foam.  It takes approx 3-4hours per chair to remove the 785 original staples PER CHAIR !!! and 20 minutes to put the new fabric on and re-assemble the chairs.
I really shouldn't count the cost of the new air-staple gun to make life a lot easier ($70), mainly because hubby will use it for other projects I decide I want to play with.
So I figure, by Christmas, I will have 8 new dining chairs, looking brand spanking diddly-I-doe new (ish) for a grand total of $68.


I am feeling so pleased with myself.  I just had to show what I'm doing instead of finishing off my Christmas stitching!

6 comments:

gracie said...

The chair looks great...and what a bargain. I like the look of fabric and the color. Good job!

Pauline said...

Wow, that looks fabulous! You really scored big time with your fabric buy!

Daffycat said...

Well done, Bronny! The chairs will look great!

Vicky said...

Great job Bronny, my chairs are on their way LOL

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Ah, don't you just love it when a plan comes together! And especially when it's a bargain! Great job! You should be very proud and pleased as punch!

Cindy's Stitching said...

The chairs are so pretty. You did a great job.