Did you ever go to a craft festival and spot a uniquely upholstered chair? Maybe is was covered in patchwork, or burlap?
I’ve coveted that look forever.
Well, I finally got a little piece of that look in my own home.
I bought the chair below at HomeGoods almost 3 years ago, with the intend of
covering the seat and back.
It took me about 1 year to cover the seat in coffee bean burlap sacks.
Then another 2 years before I dug out some old denim fabric I’d been hording
to cover the back and front.
It turns out to be one of those projects your kicking yourself after, because it was so darn simple, you should have done it ages ago.
Kinda’ like emptying the dishwasher.
You put it off and put it off, then 4 minutes later you’re done the job and can’t believe you let it sit for a week before tackling it.
Here’s how it went.
I cut a piece of fabric for the area I was working on with 2-3″ of excess fabric on every side.
I stapled the fabric all the way around, using more staples rather then less. I wanted to make sure every area was covered.
After stapling, I cut off the excess – as close to the staples as possible.
I liked working on the chair while it was leaning up against the table. I add the denim to both the front and backs of the chairs.
Don’t worry if it looks a little messy. You’re going to cover the messy part in trim.
Turns out that trim and hot glue are the chalk and paint of the upholstery world.
I ordered a navy blue half inch trim from amazon.
Hot glued it over the staples,and voile!
Brand new denim and burlap chairs!