DIY: Chair Recovered (from boredom)
March 14, 2009
Every DIYer needs a few power tools. I rob Mr. CG’s stash in the garage. I’ve got a crush on this power cordless screwdriver for its muscle and speed.
Remove cushion. Center seat on sturdy flat surface on the fabric pattern. Staple once at top, bottom, and sides, then work your way around with the staple gun positioning fabric just right. Corners are tough so reduce speed of stapling as you go around the bend.
Reattach new seat cushion. Add nailhead trim. (I used a french natural nailhead trim kit that includes 10 yards of nailheads. Easy to use because you only hammer every 5th nailhead.) Don’t forget to use rubber mallet to hammer in nailheads.
Add decorative pillow. Here’s my instant makeover in about one hour.
Queen Anne is much improved after the royal treatment, don’t you think?
Here are some other nailhead trim chairs available out there:
Ballard Designs Louis chair, $559
Overstocks ‘Montgomery’ dining chair with nailhead trim, $520
Salisbury & Manus ‘Louise’ Chair, $850 without fabric
St. Germain chair by Ralph Lauren Home, $1,725
Albemarle Dining Chair by Tomlinson/Erwin Lambeth, $2,725
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