This week I finished reupholstering our dining chairs. I had purchased these at a thrift store here in Germany. I was immediately impressed by their hard-wood, Chippendales style appearance. No, they are not real Chippendales, but I was told that they were made to “look like that style”.
I negotiated the price down to 80 euros for the four of them. Never accept a price that is even “just slightly too high” as you can always find something in your price range at a thrift store. This was my first time to use a staple gun and have fun with fabric. I’m a bit sloppy–but nobody can see the underside of the cushion, so no worries, right?
The worst part about reupholstering chairs/sofas? Removing the old staples! This is a very laborious task.
Here is a “before shot” of the chairs. I still need to sand down the wood and varnish them.
Hard part of the process: Remove the seat cushion from the chair and yank out all the old staples to remove the old, cigarette smoke infused fabric.
All done! 4 chair cushions reupholstered with a manual staple gun.