Recently (last week), I took it upon myself to figure out how to re-upholster my kitchen chairs. So I borrowed one staple gun (for one size staples) from my best friend, and Jamie had the other staple gun, which was for another size staple, which I ended up using both in the end. Our chairs came with the table, which came with our house when we bought it in late 2007. Over the years, the boys as toddlers have gotten them quite filthy. They're really hard to wash. So, I hunted down (at Fabricville) a material that would wipe right down. I chose a nice dark grey color, and did some youtube video watching on re-upholstering chairs. I ended up re-watching this video a few times before starting.
I unscrewed the seat from the chair frame, and put it on my pre-cut material.
I then began stapling away. (Right picture is one before and one after chair).
We now have 4 nicely covered chairs, that are like new again. I'm quite impressed with my re-upholstering skills. This is something that I had fun doing and would totally do again. I wish it were this easy to re-upholster a couch! We have some couches in our basement that need an uplifting. I even got a 2 thumbs up from Mackenzie! He noticed them right away when he got home from daycare the day I finished working on them.
I love the fact that once dinner (breakfast or lunch) is over, I can easily wipe down the chairs. One of the chairs was so bad, that it had smushed in Lucky Charms that Mack had sat on and squished into the chair seat. The stain from the colors wouldn't come out in the material the chairs were before. So glad that I have an easy cleaning time now.