Long overdue dining chairs

Nothing like a post more than a month after your last one! Goodness, I don't know where the time has gone.

Life has been crazy busy here, just as it is for all of you, I'm sure. What with work, the holiday season, and everything that has to be done, it's a wonder I can blog even once a month!

Anywho, I've been telling you for weeks months that I am re-doing my dining room chairs that I bought of Craigslist for $25 (the only thing I've ever bought off there!). And I am finally able to blog about it! Although, I have a confession to make... All 4 chairs are still in different stages. Chair 1 is done and in the house! WOO HOO! Chair 2 needs the seat fastened on and then it's done! WOO HOO! Chair 3 is primed and ready for paint and the seat is ready to go on after it's painted... Chair 4 is still in original form. Sad. So, you see, I'm not as caught up as I should be. Oh well.

Without further ado, I present Chair 1! (And for all you peeps... like me... that skip to the bottom of the post to see the before and after, I'll just show you now and save you the hassle.)

Ooh I'm so excited! Now to finish the other 3....

For anyone who wants to see what I did, here is the tutorial!
Step 1: Gather tools.. I used a small crow-bar type thing, screw driver, needle nose pliers and a hammer.

Step 2: Take seat cushion off of chair.

Step 3: Take staples out.

Step 4: Remove nasty, dirty, stained fabric and throw in garbage can in garage because you don't want it in your house.

Step 5: Cut batting to fit over top of cushion for extra softness.

Step 5: Make sure the foam isn't nasty, dirty, stained like the fabric.. if it is, buy new. I got lucky.

Step 6: Staple batting over foam and plywood (if you look closely, you can see I marked numbers on the plywood.. and corresponding chair.. so I would remember what goes with what.)

Apparently I forgot to document some steps...
Step 7: Measure and cut fabric to fit.
Step 8: Staple fabric onto seat.
Step 9: Attach seat to chair.
Step 10: Admire!

Step 11: Finish the other 3 chairs....

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  1. They're like new chairs! Great makeover.

  2. Great job! They look brand new. I love the fact that all four chairs are in different stages of progression, you remind me of me! Thanks so much for sharing :)

  3. Kate!!! I didn't know you kept a blog!.. you are going on my reader. :)
    Anyway, great chairs--- and you made a tutorial?!?!...how super are you?!
    I am now going to read the rest of your blog. Hope you are well!


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