Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Easter Monday recovering dining room chairs

I picked up some fake brown leather (vinyl) at Fanny's Fabrics in Vernon last week.  I've been wanting to recover my diningroom chairs for ages now.  They desperately needed it.  Fabric is not a suitable material for dining room chairs.  Especially with kids in the house.
They all helped me out.  The boys pulled off the old stuff, stapled on the new stuff and screwed everything back together with me.  It took most of the day to get seven chairs done (I'm not sure what happened to chair #8, but we couldn't find it anywhere).
Breanna took photos of the process.  She insisted on taking closeups of the old chair covers so we could all see just how stained and grosse they were.  I tried shampooing them at one time, but that just pushed the stains to the edges of the seat.  Yuk!.  I'm so glad the new ones are wipe clean.
Here's Duncan removing the old cover.

And Daniel pretending to be busy with a chair frame in his hands.

Me stapling on the new covers.

Both the boys screwing the new seat pad to the chair.  I think this was the toughest job. Some of those screws didn't want to go in, or wouldn't grip when they did go in.

And here they are in my dining room.  Lovely!
I think the next job will be to strip and replace the eighties wallpaper.


Bonnie said...

They look amazing - wanna come do mine?

Marlene said...

Wow - multi-talented, aren't you?! Where were you when I needed my chairs recovered about 10 years ago? LOL!

Ulrike said...

Great job!

Gwen said...

Oh, these look great! And they seem so much more practical!

LG said...

Hi there! Sorry, its been a while since I visited your blog. Work is crazy, can you imagine, my boss asked me to work for 6-7days a week. Sigh

Anyway thanks for still dropping by and leaving a comment to my blog. You are such a sweet friend.