Sometime before Thanksgiving (yes I realize that was a long time ago now) I got it in my head that I wanted to recover the seats on our kitchen bar stools. There was really nothing wrong with the seats just that they were bland and I was ready for a change. Back when I bought the fabrics for the kitchen window valance I actually bought fabric with the intention of recovering the bar stools.
Recovering the seats was a lot easier than I expected. The seat was attached with 4 screws which I removed using a normal screw driver.
I set out my piece of fabric right side down on the floor. Then I centered the seat on top of the wrong side of the fabric. I think for this set I cut half a yard in half at the fold which is basically a fat quarter if you’ve used one before.
All I did from there was worked in a circle pulling, tucking and stapling the fabric around the curve as I went. I tired as much as I could to make tucks that wouldn’t show on the top.
Here’s what the seat looked like when I was done.
Then I just trimmed the extra fabric in the center and screwed the seat back on the stool.
It took me less that a half hour, a yard of fabric and some staples to jazz up these seats.
Anyone have some projects that you’ve been putting off that where must faster than expected?