This post was supposed to go live about two weeks ago, right after the Dinning Room post, but then Blogger crashed... and the post was deleted... so here it is - almost two weeks later...
Now that you have seen my dinning room, I want to show you how I upholstered the chairs. The truth is that we have been sitting on hard chairs with no cushions for a few months... I decided to finally do something about it and this is what I did:
I took Ross's hammer and carefully pried the wooden seat off of the chair. I made sure to leave the little nails in the wooden seat throughout this entire process.
Then cut the foam.
Then I traced around the wooden seat adding about 4 inches around the seat (that way you will have plenty of fabric for covering the foam and the seat.).
Layer fabric, foam then the wooden piece.
I stapled the center of one side then the center of the opposite sides until all four sides were stapled, leaving the corners open. Pull tight, but not too tight or else it will cause ripples in the cushion - and that's not cute. (Confused? See next pic)
I staple in this order:
Make sure to leave the corners out like this:
For the corners, I pull the fabric to one of the sides:
Then pull back to the center, making sure the fabric is folded nicely and staple very well.
Then you have a pretty corner and a newly upholstered cushion!
See the little nails that are poking through the fabric? Line then back up with the nail holes in the chair.
And hammer that puppy back down! Then...