So the other week when l was in Spotlight, l saw some gorgeous oil cloth on the clearance table. l had been wanting and needing to reupholster my kitchen chairs for quite a while but couldn't find any upholstery material that REALLY inspired me!! I had been searching for something that was bright, colourful and fun and not to mention easy to keep clean, so when l saw oil cloth for only $5 per metre l bought a whole heap and went home to experiment!!
I was not so sure how the oil cloth would go being an upholstery material but it worked a treat!! Now when the kids drop food or spill drinks, which they do frequently, l can easily wipe it up, so right now l would say that this was the best experiment ever!!
So here is my tutorial on how to re-upholster chairs with oil cloth!
|So here are my boring and very stained chair pads|
Staple Gun (an attached air compressor makes this a very easy and quick job!)
Upholstery mesh fabric
|Here are my 6 chairs all waiting for some pretty new covers|
Step 1: Remove Chair pads from base of chair
|Remove Mesh and continue to remove staples and fabric|
Step 5: Cut your upholstery mesh 5cm less than your chair pad size...so my chair pad was 40cm x 40cm so l cut my mesh 35cm x 35cm
|Helps to have a handsome helper who is quite handy with an air compressor|
Step 9: Place Chair pad on top of chair and screw into place and you have a beautiful new chair!
|My little piece of Holland! A Kitsch Kitchen Inspired Dinning Table and Chairs|