I need help in repairing this chair?


Iron chairs, padding is wore out

q i need help in repairing this chair
  15 answers
  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Aug 15, 2021

    Hi Audrey, here's a great video that will help you - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=excwa5B6Ubs

  • Homeroad Homeroad on Aug 15, 2021

    You will need to remove the cushions first. The foam may be bad so you can replace it with new by tracing the foam onto new foam and cutting it out. You can also replace the fabric over the foam with new fabric. I would sand and repaint the metal on the chair and then it should look as good as new!

  • Look underneath. The seat and back should be removable. Once removed, replace the foam, if needed and recover with a fabric of your choice.

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Aug 15, 2021

    you would need to replace the fabric here is how to do that


    I would use ourdoor materials or sunbrella fabric

  • Mogie Mogie on Aug 15, 2021

    If you want to keep the chairs, I'd suggest cleaning the iron up well. Removing the seat and painting the iron black. Black seems to be the best way to show off the ironwork. Then recover the seat in a fabric of your choice. Many people are using bright colors that contrast beautifully with the black iron.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Aug 15, 2021

    Hello, this link might be helpful


  • William William on Aug 15, 2021

    Remove the seat and back. You will need to reupholster them. Sand, ,clean, and spray paint the frame with Rustoleum 2X spray paint. Several light coats for a smooth finish. You color choice.


  • Dee Dee on Aug 15, 2021

    Remove the cushions. Check out the padding if all looks good, just find a nice outdoor fabric or use a shower curtain to recover the chairs.

  • Betsy Betsy on Aug 15, 2021

    Hi Audrey: Yes, yes you do :) Here's a site if you want a wooden seat:


    If you want a padded seat, check these sites:



    Good luck

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Aug 15, 2021

    Remove the seat and back, then take a wire brush or sandpaper to clean up the metal frame. Wipe it down. You could spray paint or brush it with Rustoleum or Krylon, working in light layers to prevent runs.

    For the seat and back, put in new padding and cover with your choice of materials.

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Aug 16, 2021

    Go from underneath and take seat and back off re cover them with new material and staple it on from under the seat. And on the back when your done with the back cut a piece of material the size of the back and glue it on to cover all staples

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Aug 16, 2021

    Re: Dee's suggestion:

    A shower curtain will be no where robust enough to withstand the abrasion the chair seat will get if it is going to be used at all. It is just as much work to recover a seat cushion with thin poor quality fabric, as with denser, more durable fabric. Do it right the first time to achieve longer lasting results.

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Aug 16, 2021

    Recovering the upper cushion is more challenging than the lower cushion, as the cover fabric is not simply wrapped around and stapled.

    It is first sewn into a pocket envelope shape by machine. After the new foam has been inserted inside, the open end will need to be stitched closed by hand.

    If you want to obtain the same concave shape to the cushion, you will need to sew on upholstery buttons.


  • Annie Annie on Aug 19, 2021

    heres a vid that should get you going


  • Glenna Nice Glenna Nice on Nov 07, 2021

    A very easy project, and i see you have gotten some great answers. You will need to first check the bottom of the chair and see how the cushion board is attached. May be screw, bolt, i'm not sure with this piece. So make sure u have a look there first. then you will need a screwdriver or ratchet depending on the way it is attached, I would get 3 -4 yards of your favorite material or leather, foam cushion batting, a wood stapler, scissors, and double sided tape will really help you get your cloth and foam properly centered. To re do the metal part the best thing iv'e used is a strong stiff wire brush that fits into your drill. You can also use a dremel, sander or grinder depending on what you have just be careful and wear eye protection. The rest is in the videos and you have many to choose from. Good Luck!,

    And if you need any help feel free to contact me on my website, www.appalachiancreation.store and you can either fill out the email form or click the ideas button with my photo and leave a message that goes directly to my phone. Hope it works out for you! have a good day!!