I almost completely forgot that I left this chair makeover tutorial hanging after I shared how to make the slipcover for the seat! I was traveling and visiting family and wasn’t reminded about part two until someone mentioned it on Instagram. Anyway, I dusted off the video footage and got everything edited, so I could share how to strip and reupholster the back of a wood frame chair, like this one…
It doesn’t matter if your chair has a different shape. If the back is framed in wood, this tutorial will work for you.
If you’re new to upholstery, this is actually a great project to start with, because you don’t have any tricky places where fabric panels meet.
Here are the supplies you’ll need…
- Upholstery Staple gun by Porter Cable
- Porter Cable Pancake Compressor
- 3/8″ staples
- Staple pulling pliers & Staple puller
- Foam/batting, if it needs to be replaced
- Scissors (I like THESE for trimming fabric after stapling it on.)
- Gimp or double-welting (You can find a tutorial for making double welting HERE.)
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
And, here is the tutorial…
Here is a closer look at the finished back…
I’m so happy with how these chairs turned out. They are sturdy and with a classic shape and now they are customized with a removable and washable slipcover.
(This picture is with the old paint color on the walls, but you get the idea how nice they look in the room…