Steps to Reupholster a Chair
You can do this! You can DIY reupholster a chair! Let’s gather up our tools and materials for this project. If you have everything on hand, the process goes much faster and easier. You will be surprised to learn that reupholstering a chair doesn’t cost that much. In fact, this is one of those bargain DIY projects!
Step 1: Gather Your Supplies
Find that chair you want to reupholster: This could be an old dining chair or even a wing back chair. Maybe it was something handed down to you in the family. Perhaps it’s a chair you found at a garage sale.
What if I don’t have a chair but still want to complete this project? Go shopping and set a budget. Thrift stores, garage, and estate sales are usually treasure troves for the types of chairs that make great upholstery projects.
Here is a list of some of the other materials you need:
- Upholstery Fabric and Liner
- Staple gun and industrial staples
- X-acto knife
- Foam and/or batting (if needed)
- Hammer or Mallet
- Flat Head Screwdriver
- Plywood (if needed)
- Paint and Paintbrush (if painting the chair)