The fabric I ordered arrived on Friday – so much more beautiful than the swatch!
I got started on one of my chairs that night – it also gave me the opportunity to test my pneumatic stapler. I wish I had gotten one a long time ago instead of my electric one – it was so much easier and relatively little effort. I had a little helper with me.
As I took off the black vinyl, I noticed a mustard (chartreuse?) color vinyl underneath.
I thought it was funny because the fabric I chose had a little chartreuse color in it.
There were a ton of staples to remove as well as upholstery tacks. I think that had to be the most time consuming.
I got it done though but was afraid to sit on it since the fabric was not Scotchguarded yet.
The next chair I worked on was the tall, ladder back that didn’t have a seat cushion before. I didn’t want to leave it as is so I had done some research and came across this blog and followed the instructions – sort of. I didn’t want buy a 1/4 inch plywood since the smallest pieces were 24×48 inches. I decided to improvise and used the top sliding piece of the stereo console I bought last year (that I realized had too much damage to fix up and have since parted out the legs).
The good thing about using a thicker board than 1/4″ was I was able to countersink the carriage bolts a little.
So here are my 2 pretty chairs. I’ve got a few more to do. 🙂
I did remove the old fabric from 2 seat bottoms today. One of them had brown vinyl that was just worn and cracked. The plywood was cracking too. The other used a fabric webbing that was just worn and gross. I cut out some MDF and wedged them into the space and then stapled it down.
I still need to get some ‘L’ shaped brackets for underneath for further stability. I don’t want the seat bottom to fall out – that would be bad. Then I’ll be able to wrap them in the new fabric. 🙂