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What do you do when your child draws on a chair?

What do you do when your child draws on a chair?

So last week, my son decided to add his on flair to the dining chair with a permanent marker. After the initial shock, I decided it was time reupholster the chairs.  I went through my stash and found this beautiful piece of fabric someone gave me from Senegal and quickly got to work. If your dining or living room chairs can use a little love too, re-upholstering them is quick an easy with these few steps.

1. Gather your supplies:

  • 2-3 yards of fabric (for four chairs
  • Screwdriver
  • Scissors
  • Staple gun
  • Scotchgard


2. Using your screwdriver, unloosen the screws holding the seat cushion to the chair. Remove cushion from chair frame. 


3.  Lay out your fabric and cut a piece about 6 inches wider than your cushion on all sides.  Wrap each side of the cushion and staple in place.  No need to remove the last fabric. Nobody will even know it's there!


4. Once you all sides are stapled in place, screw the cushion back in place on the chair frame. Make sure you scotchgard your fabric so it doesn't get stained!



Beautiful and a great idea. I am going to do the same thing with my chairs just to update them.


I finally got around to doing this—absolutely love how quick and easy it was to refresh our dining room chairs (with fabric from Sew Creative, of course)! Thank you for the tutorial!

Courtney Clark

Wow! Love this! Will definitely try this. Thanks for sharing! Your chairs look fabulous 😍

Helen Robinson

Thank you. I look forward to doing this soon.

Claudine Hawkins


That’s so funny. I’m planning on reupholstering my dining chairs in a few months. Was planning to use your wonderful African prints. :).

Maria Naito

Thanks for sharing this helpful tip.

Michele Mosley

What a great idea!!!


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