Guides for Recovering Kitchen Chair Corners


Your old kitchen chairs can look different or even as good as new with just a simple touch up like recovering its cushions with a new one. Your old cushions can also be replaced with a new fabric which is much more suitable and according to your preferred choice. It is a simple task to do where you can easily staple your new fabric over your chair’s base. However, you must make sure that you do the stapling process within a straight line. You will only encounter some problems whenever you reach the corners of the chair. To resolve this problem, you only need to do a simple tuck in order to produce a neatly folded corner without creating a lot of bulk to that section.

To recover kitchen chair corners, you need:

  • Home Interior Fabric
  • Marker
  • Scissors
  • Quilt batting
  • Staple gun
  • Staples
  • Screwdriver
  • Pliers
  • Tape measure (optional)
  • Large work area

Recovering Kitchen Chair Corners

How to Recover your Kitchen Chair Corners

  • First thing that you need to do is to trace the back of your new fabric around the seat base.
    • Then, you have to cut the fabric with at least 3 inches more than the traced line that you have made earlier.
    • Make sure that you do the tracing around your chair’s seat base on the quilt batting before you can start to cut out a pad following the traced line that you have created.

It is recommended that you leave your existing cushion fabric on your chair’s base so that you will have extra support. For those of you who encountered lumpy or hard cushions, you can purchase a poly-fill that enables you to re-stuff your existing seats according to the desired quantity.

  • Then, you need to lay down your fabric with its right side facing down on your work area. Make sure that you place your padding right on the center and on top of your new fabric before setting the seat base on the top of your padding.
  • Next step that you need to do is to pull the center of any one of your fabric edge onto the chair’s base before you staple it using the staple gun.
    • Then, you have to pull the center of its opposite edge of your fabric onto the chair’s base and also staple it.
    • You can continue the same step for the other two remaining sides of your chair’s base.
  • After that, you can attach the fabric sides onto your chair’s base by stapling in a line method along the edge of your fabric.
    • Make sure that you stop whenever you reach each corner of the fabric with at least 1/2 inch length. By doing this, you will be leaving a corner tab to stick out on every corner of the fabric of your chair’s base.
  • Next, you have to pull each corner of the tab that you have created in a diagonal manner toward the center of your chair’s base.
    • In order to secure the tab, you need to staple it.
    • You must continue the above step for all the remaining corners of the tab for your chair’s base.
  • Finally, you have to enclose the tab that you have stapled right on the upper right corner before you start to smooth the right edge of your fabric at the corner in order to cover the tab.
    • Then, you can staple down the edge.
    • You must also smooth the top edge of your fabric enabling you to cover the tab before you start to staple it.
    • To create a more organized look, you should be doing this same method for the other three corners.

    Always remember that whenever you want to recover your kitchen chair corners

    • Make sure that you assemble all the supplies that you need to use so that it will be easy for you to reach whenever you need to use them.
    • For those of you who want to re-finish or paint your kitchen chairs before you proceed to recover them. You can simply turn the kitchen chair up-side down in order for you to easily un-screw the chair from the bottom side. You must ensure that you choose the right kind of paint and also the one that you like. Once finished, you must leave them to dry thoroughly.

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