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Sunday, 16 October 2011

Reupholstering a Wingback Chair Part 2

We have already covered the wingback chair reupholster materials in the first part of this series, as well as instructions on how to remove the existing fabric. We also started on the instructions for reupholstering the back. Here, we will go about reupholster the seat and arms.

Seat upholstery

Step 1

Cover the seat with the new fabric and pull across the back of the chair. Pull it well, short, to the bottom bar of wood.

Step 2

At the front of the seat, pull the fabric tight and staple it to the lower lip of the chair. Fold the fabric so that it properly frames the wooden legs of the chair.

Step 3

Take the fabric side of the seat, make a clean tuck, pull it tight, and stapled to the wooden frame. Cut the excess fabric (about ¼ "from staples).

Reupholstering the arms

Step 1

Take the fabric that is cut for the arm and spread it over the right arm. Fold about one-third of the fabric forward where it meets the back of the chair. Find a wooden frame which is located outside of the arm, and staple the fabric to it.

Step 2

Inside the arm, pull the fabric across the frame around the outside. Pull hard, a staple of the wooden structure.

Phase 3

Back to the top of the arm, with the fabric folded forward, find the center of the fabric. The center hole is cut right back through the fabric, where it bends. Open the fabric and pull both ends tight. Staple two parts of the to the frame.

Step 4

Now, there must be some excess tissue left at the front of the arm. Take the cloth and unfold the arm. Then staple it to the structure.

Repeat the steps for the other arm.

The next and final article we will cover the steps to reupholstering wings and offer some tips on how to complete the wingback chair.

Reupholstering a Wingback Chair Part 1

Is that old, wingback chair moldering in a corner starting to show signs of its real age? Does it have areas where signs of wear can not be covered with a strategically positioned throw? Or, simply do not reflect the taste of your own design or theme of your room? Whatever the cause, reupholstering wingback chairs can transform it back into a pattern that once was. And think of the pride you have when you put your thumbs through the belt loops, swinging back and forth on your heels and say: "Yes, I reupholstered that myself!"


About 11 feet of padding (consult the Guide available at the fabric store for a more accurate figure)

½" thick padded seat, if you need it

Rubber mallet


Scissors (good quality, capable of cutting through thick material)

Stapler and staples

Metallic flexible jaw stripping

Cardboard stripping

Rigid metal pickling

Ice tool selection

Glue gun and glue sticks


The removal of the existing fabric

Step 1

Try to remove the tissue without destroying the existing chair. This allows for models to use when you are ready to cut the new tissue. Use needle nose pliers, and start removing the existing rivets. When you delete a part of the note fabric, pin a note that shows the part of the chair.

Step 2

Put a section of the old part of the fabric over the new fabric and cut a new piece. Do not forget to mark the new part so you know where it is installed.

Step 3

If the chair has bare spots, use the fill to fill them in. For example, some of the wingback chairs have the buttons that run along the inside of the back seat. If you do not replace the buttons, you need to fill a hole in the existing pads to ensure a regular basis.

Reupholstering the back

Step 1

Take the section of fabric to use for the back of the chair and put it on the region. tuck the sides and pull them into the back of the chair. With one hand, pull the fabric tight and the other to staple the fabric of the piece of wood that spans the upper back of the chair. Cut off the excess tissue (about ¼ "staples).

Step 2

Now, pull the lower part of the fabric across the back of the chair, and pull. The staple fabric top bar of wood on the back of the chair. (Two trees of bars here, be sure to staple the top and bottom).

Step 3

Pull both sides of the fabric tight and staple to the wood structure.

In the next article, we will go into the reupholstery of the seat and the arms.

Friday, 14 October 2011

Save Money by Reupholstering Old Furniture

Have you loved an old chair, which is beginning to look a little 'rough around the edges? Perhaps to find one in a flea market a sofa, which is well built, but to praise a few holes? You can learn to reupholster old furniture and save money. Read on to learn reupholstering can save money, and essentially how to deal with the do-it-yourself (DIY) reupholstering project.

How can old furniture Reupholstering save me money?

If you use a professional decorator or yourself, you are restoring an old cabinet and above the cost of buying a new piece.

Not only is it great restoration of old furniture by reupholstering, it also means a return to a sustainable lifestyle. Instead of such a consumer culture mentality of always buying everything new, you can restore a larger work, what you have already - and enjoy the results!

With reupholstering old furniture, you can fix the broken frames, repair or replace strings, then install a new pad, select the custom fabrics, and also monitor the quality of the craftsmanship that goes into the structure. With these different options and features, you just can't let the opportunity to pass by.

What are the basics of reupholstering old stuff?

If you are new at reupholstering an old piece of furniture, here are some simple steps to give you a basic overview of the project. You can view a more detailed DIY book or video to help you through it.

First, you need to assemble tools, including a pair of needle nose pliers, a new fabric, batting, paper cutter, plaster, heavy scissors, screwdriver, staple gun industry, reupholstering hammer, nails and tack puller tool.

If you want, you can often buy the entire tool kit for reupholstering in many hardware stores.

After removing most of the cabinet, replacing the club and then set a new upholstery tacks, staples and glue. Of course, when you start reupholstering old furniture it will be much more complicated, but it is the basis of any plan for the filling.

For starters, try to start small and focus on a manageable project, a chair cushion dining room. From here you can set higher goals to dealing with sofas and headboards, because when you get the reupholstery bug, you will not be able to stop working on old furniture to save money.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Reupholstering a Leather Chair: Is It Worth It?

When you are considering reupholstering a chair one of the things that you should take into account is whether the project will make sense for you to cope and does it fit with the planned design chair.

Chair Frame

Search for quality structure. If loose screws or bolts, it is important to see if it can be tightened or replaced before starting the process otherwise spend too much time on a chair that is defective or damaged.

This is the first thing you need to look. Do you like that style and body shape? It should have space in the home, keep a design in mind so if you make a frame style it is suitable for a traditional design.

Since most of the chairs, which are slated to be reupholstered which are older or worn, you should put a budget to replace the foam that goes under the leather because it is the key to a comfortable seat. Make sure the foam you look for is firm enough, as it will lose some firmness as time passes.

Picking your Leather

When getting quotes for the amount of leather you need, you should budget for waste by 25% if you are going to do the job and have not done much upholstery before. The main piece of leather that you are looking for should be free of stains and be used for the part of the chair that you will see more. A professional can help on how the skin would look better in your chair.

Make sure that you bring with you the chair as a person who does upholstery will want to see the project and give you a better idea on prices. They are also likely to have excellent suggestions on the leather supply.

Make sure you choose the leather which is easy for you to work with. smoother leather is easier for you to line the chair, but if you want a tougher skin, then consider finding a professional to do the work for you.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Reupholstering of Antique Chairs

Let us say you bought a chair on Ebay, with curved legs beautiful and fascinating. Unfortunately, the sinister design shakes your mind, but you have the foresight to look beyond the age of print to see its beautiful soul.
Luckily, this article will help you bring out the best from your antique chair.

You can take your chair to a reupholstering company that will charge you anywhere from $ 250 - $ 350 for a single chair. Or you can take matters into your own hands and complete the do-it-yourself reupholstery. Antique chair upholstery is time consuming, but it's pretty simple to do. Allot as much as two to three days for this new fabric, because it is easy. So here we go, how to reupholster your antique chair.

While it is an antique furniture, it must be cleaned first. There may be a living spider on grandma's rocking chair, so before you start reupholstering it, thoroughly clean it using a soft brush and gloves. Gently brush the cobwebs and dust off the furniture, turning from left to right, cleaning up the mess. Once the furniture is clean of dust and cobwebs, you are ready to reupholstering your furniture.

Now for the steps.

Step 1: Remove the chair. Use a screw to unscrew the seat off of the chair and remove it gently. Put the screws in a box, if you can, so it is not lost. Would not it have a downside if you can not find it, after all of the reupholstering?

Step 2: Turn the chair seat upside down. You should see a sort of foam under it. Staples or nails should be given to security around the edge. Carefully remove the staples or nails or staples clamp removal. You are not using these staples or nails after reupholstering furniture, so you can reject these elements.

Step 3: Remove the foam and cover, then pull the old seat cover. Check out the foam. Is it in good condition? If so, then you can keep the foam. However, signs of mold, or foul smell, you have to replace the rubber. You can buy foam chair in fabric stores, especially those specializing in the fabric of the furniture.

Now you're ready to reupholster your vintage chair.

How to Reupholster with new material

You will need the canvas, Sharpie, and a heavy-duty stapler. This is the real part reupholstering.

Step 4: Fold the fabric in half, so you know where is the half way mark. Brand back with a marker.

Step 5: Put the seat of the chair upside down gently on the fabric. Trace the outline of the chair on the back of the canvas. Cut 2 to 3 inches above the edge with scissors.

Step 6: Take the foam and replace it on the bottom. Safely staple at the edges of the chair, making sure to be careful.

Step 7: Place the seat of the chair down on the canvas. Wrap the fabric around the seat of the chair, the basic element of the extra fabric in the seat structure. Staple every inch or so carefully, ensuring that the tissue is firm and smooth. Go to any top to bottom, making sure every base is securely attached.

Step 8: If you want to add material to the chair reupholster, you can set a double-piping along the side of the seat. You only need to use a hot glue gun to add some pipe on the seat chair.

Now you're probably wondering why I suggested two or three days. It is because of the removal of the staples. You are dealing with a fragile, antique chair so you must take great care not to break it.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Reupholstering Sprung and Drop-in Seats on Upright Chairs

You can repair and renovate upholstered chairs with modern materials and some special tools: a latch lever, hammer and a webbing stretcher. For a spring seat, you also need a curved needle and strong thread tapestry. All materials are available from suppliers of upholstery.

Drop in seat
Take a chairseat and place it upside down on a table. Use a tack lifter to remove the pins, and remove the pins, and remove the coverings and others.

Plane of a small wood from the seat frame about 2 inches on each side of the corners to facilitate adjustment padding when the new upholstery is installed. Fill the holes with wood filler and sand the frame with sandpaper.

Cut three lengths of ribbon fabrics for upholstery fit behind the seat and in front more than 8 inches. Fold under 1 inch of the first end and connect it to the back of the main front frame, using five pins arranged in the shape of W.

Stretch it using the stretcher belts and then the three pins with a hammer to keep the belts, then 1 inch from the edge pins. Fold a surplus of pins and two pins on the disk. Install the two tapes from back to front, exactly the distance on both sides of the first.

Adjust the belt in the same manner from side to side of the frame. Weave in the central belt, and below the first set of strips, weaving the other two above, below and then on the first set of tapes.

Cut a piece of hessian 1 inch larger than the frame around it. It focuses on the strap and run a temporary tack half way through the center of each page. Fold the excess Hesse along the back, take a tack driver and take out the temporary tack and drive a tack in the very center.

Stretch to turn every corner and secure with pins. Drive a pin at 1-inch intervals along the fold. Secure in a hessian in the same way along the edge and there along the two sides.

Cut a piece of foam 1 cm thick on the size of the saddle more than ½ inch all around. Use a hacksaw to cut around the top edge of the chamfer at an angle of 45 degrees, but leave the bottom ¼ inch of the sides to form a lip intact. On the underside of foam plates, using the center and glue a piece of ½ inch thick foam-class smart drive 2 inches less round than the seat, with a water-based glue.

arrange the foam in order, chip the foam down on the hessian. Tack the top ¼ inch lip on the outer frame. Work outward from the center of each side, the space for the pins of ½ inch, 2 inches and stop angles. V Cut a notch out of the foam at each corner, on top of each side of the V and use the same tack to ensure the top of the frame. End at turn angles.

Cut a piece of canvas the size of the chair and 4 inches in diameter. Center it on the foam and keep the exterior of the frame in the center of each side with a temporary tack. Increasing the bed and sticky flag near the outer edge of the bottom of the frame, and half on each side. Tack the flag to 1-inch intervals and draw it taut as you work. In the corners, smooth to the point of the calico in the corner and nails. Fold excess of tissue on a clean fold on each side, overlapping folds in the bottom and secure with pins only.

Tips for Reupholstering Furniture at Home

Quite often upholstered furniture is still in sound design and is recoverable. If a particular piece of furniture fits into your decor, or have sentimental value, it would be a shame to hide or throw away the furniture.

Reupholstering can bring new life to old furniture. Replacement of furniture is not cheap, where as the padding can save you about half the cost or more. If you can operate a sewing machine, chances are you are qualified to do the project yourself.

Start with a simple piece of furniture (a chair) before attempting to solve a big project with lots of tufting or cording. When you are satisfied with the simpler pieces, so you can switch to the majors.

You will need some basic tools before you start.

* Needle nose pliers

* Low recoil and upholstery staples

* Hammer

* Glue Gun

Now you are ready to begin the project.
Unscrew the base of the chair.
Using your needle nose pliers, pull the tacks or staples from the bottom, be careful not to tear the fabric.
Pulling the fabric of the base of the chair should be batting in the field.
Batting will be replaced at that time also.
Do not dispose the material from the chair. This is your template to use when cutting a new seat fabric.
This is a good time to clean the wooden structure.

Next measure your piece of fabric to see how much fabric will be required to reupholster all the chairs. Get your furniture and batting rolled. Batting comes in a large roll, so you have to know the amount you will need to complete the project.

Once you have all the materials, now is the time to cut an old piece of fabric model.

Go ahead and add the new batting to the chair. Using the stapler, remove the memory firmly through the wooden base of the chair. Staple the batting in one or two inches from the edge of the bottom. You do not want this stick that comes when you add the fabric on the top. Crush clips with a hammer until flush with the base.

Then place the fabric on the batting. Staple on one side of the fabric, now pull the fabric around as possible and staple the other side. Repeat the same procedure for the other two sides of the fabric.

After the sides are stapled, you must gradually work on the bottom. This is the hardest part of the project. The corners should be exploited in a way that shows no folds or wrinkles on the top. You want smooth looking over the finished project.

When the coating is made to take the gun so you can glue and nail into the edges of the fabric edge.

Finally, we will include the structure of the back seat. Take the screws that were previously off and return to base.

Monday, 10 October 2011

How to reupholster a Leather Dining Chair

So, in the previous article i mainly focused on reupholstering chairs in general, now my main focus will be on reupholstering leather dining chairs.

This article will discuss how you can give your leather chair a new cover and bring it to life again. You will find that your padded leather chair will save you money and is much cheaper for you if you were to buy a new one. So what are we waiting for? For this project, you need a camera, pliers, batting, bugs, mallet, leather and fabric scissors and a stapler, all of which have prepared before you start.

begin by removing the existing nails from the chair with a needle nose pliers and take good care not to tear the fabric in the process, as this will be the model for the new coverage. If you do not have a camera, a mobile phone works just fine. While taking on the existing fabric, take pictures while you work, if you know exactly where to staple the new coating. Remove the stick of the old cushions, arms and back of the chair. And add the new stick of where the former was. Use a mallet hammer pins to attach the stick where it is safe and secure.

Once you have the old fabric off, extend it over to the new ones and follow the lines of the old fabric. leave 2 to 3 inches of excess when cutting the new form. Place the new fabric on the chair and safely staple the new ones, probably by the same process as when you took the fabric away, that's where the photos you took earlier come in. If you followed the steps where you have to remove the fabric just follow the same procedure to replace the cover and make sure that the leather is wrapped and stapled tight as you go along. And there you have it! You are now the proud owner of a new chair reupholstered leather dining chair.

How to reupholster a chair

Is your favorite chair easily on its last legs? Well, dont get disappointed just yet, reupholster it! The furniture went out of fashion? Do not buy a new, just reupholster your chair! With furnitures increased pricing, it is no wonder that so many people want to reupholster all types of furniture. And it is easier than you think. When these simple tips and advice on reupholstering a chair is in your hands, you have all the basics of reupholstering furniture.

Reupholstering a seat of the chair base is a simple project, ideal for beginners. And if you make a mistake, you will not have to redo an entire couch.

The choice of an acceptable fabric is crucial to the success of reupholstering. Normal tissue is not strong enough, you need to buy upholstery fabric. Fabric covering can be found in many places, on the Internet to the local center for the home. Many upholstery fabrics are stain resistant, as reupholstered furniture is extremely durable.

You can reupholster almost all types of furniture, just as long as it is covered with fabric. Reupholstering old furniture will save you a lot of money, and save the landfills that are currently filling up. Not only can you change the upholstery fabric to show your creativity, you can add things like extra padding for furniture that did not exist beforehand, resulting into a creation of a new piece of furniture.

You will need some basic tools before you can start reupholstering a chair. Needle-nose pliers to extract the different sizes of the base fabric and the border, a powerful stapler or upholstery tacks and upholstery hammer, rubber mallet, scissors, glue gun and several screwdrivers with flatheads. Do not forget extra pad and you will also need welting. Welting is the cloth in the back of a chair or sofa that hides the seam and used as garnish.

Now with the given tools, you can reupholster a chair. You must first remove the seat of the chair by removing the screws that hold it in position above the chair. Then, using needle nose pliers or a screwdriver, remove all the rivets and carefully remove the tissue without harming it. Do not throw away the fabric! You must be able to trace a pattern on a new canvas. Remove and discard the old Wadding.

Make a new piece of wood in the seat. Now, using the old piece of upholstery fabric as a guide, draw the head with a piece of chalk. Cut out the pattern, leaving at least three inches or more outside of the fabric.

Now, place a wooden seat, padding and upholstery fabric upside down on a bench. Stretch the fabric tightly and begin stapling the wood behind the seat. When you arrive at the corners, carefully fold the edges and staple in every corner. Now replace the seat and you've just reupholstered a chair!