Asked on Apr 28, 2017

What is the best way to reupholster a bench.

Brandi Mahurin-WrightPennie1958Kristi Smith Grogan


Do I need to remove the legs?
Is this project difficult?
4 answers
  • Janey B.
    on Apr 28, 2017

    Easy peasy. Just take the old material off. Make sure you have a large enough piece of new fabric and a good staple gun. Then just center it and pull it evenly all the way around. You ha d to make sure you keep the same amount of pressure as you pull and staple. I start at the ends and do those first. Then the other two sides. The corners are sort of a gather and staple. You may have to clip the extra material as it will get thicker there when you overlap. You can do this!! It will look awesome when you're done!
  • Kristi Smith Grogan
    on Apr 28, 2017

    I just recovered my kitchen chairs and I went right over the old fabric. But I took the seats off. So I would take the legs off.
    • Wil Banchs
      on May 4, 2017

      I agree with Kristi, lay it over the old- the old giving it the same shape platform that you loved when you bought it. The only piece I'd remove would be the bottom- to allow you to gather and staple underneath and out of view, then replace the bottom shroud with a new piece to cover the stapled new gathered material and give a clean finished look.
  • Pennie1958
    on Apr 29, 2017

    no need to take those legs off just gather around them a staple and do trim the excess off before you staple good luck
  • Brandi Mahurin-Wright
    on May 6, 2017

    I agree I would just cover the existing material and go around the legs; I would also try to find a fabric that has some texture that accents your rug and add some cushioning as well.
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