Guys. Guys. The birthday chairs are done.
And they. look. AWESOME.
I’m so happy with the finished product that I could just gush about it, but instead I’ll tell you about the final step to finishing the chairs: re-upholstery! I was a little nervous because I’ve never upholstered something before, but it turned out to be a piece of cake.
After the set back of last time (the death of our old staple gun), I set out with beautiful new beauty!
If you remember my last post, I wanted to re-staple the white fabric already on the pillows to make it tighter. So I wiggled out the old staples a couple at a time, and put in new staples. Simple stuff.
Then came the corners.
Easy Corners (guest starring my mum’s hand)
Step 1: Pull the fabric at the point of the cushion tight (If your fabric is in a big square, this is easy, just pull the corner of the fabric over the corner of the cushion) and staple.
Step 2: Fold fabric on one side over the stapled fabric, pull tight.
Both these fabrics were one layer down. I hope they weren’t used in the same room…For the fabric I was going to use, I made a rough pattern out of newspaper (really rough, I just put the cushion down on the middle of a piece of newspaper and folded it how I would the fabric. Any extra paper was cut away).
Then I cut out the fabric and carefully centered it. Once I was happy, I put four staples in the back. After checking that the fabric was still positioned where I wanted it, I stapled it exactly like how I stapled the white fabric.