How to Reupholster a Chair

Found the perfect chair at a flea market, but hate the fabric? Learn how to reupholster a chair and revamp your piece in a snap! (12 Photos)

Elizabeth Geddes on Jul 28, 2011 at 1:22PM

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How to Reupholster a Chair

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Get Your Supplies In Order

To reupholster your chair you will need: a tack remover (if your chair has a nailhead trim), a flat-head screwdriver, a pair of needle nose pliers, a staple gun with 5/16” staples, a hammer, a roll of no-sew fabric tape (or a sewing machine), sand paper, and around 7 to 8 yards of fabric, depending on the size of your chair (ask for help at your local fabric store to determine the amount). If the batting and foam on your chair is in good condition, feel free to reuse it. Otherwise, it will need to be replaced (here, too, you should ask for help to determine the amount).

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