One of the fastest, easiest, and cheapest ways to brighten up and refresh a room is by changing up your chairs. A fresh coat of paint or some new fabric can completely transform your old furniture, and is much less expensive than buying all new chairs. Plus, when recovering your own chairs, it’s totally customizable and you are able to have complete control over how your space looks. For a step by step tutorial with photos, check out this recovering guide by Sonya at At Home With The Barkers:
-Since I only needed to cover 6 chairs, 2 1/4 yards of fabric would work. I did end up buying 2 1/2 yards just for a little extra
-Remove the seats by unscrewing them
-Lay your new fabric face down, put the seat on top, cut out how much you will need
-Be sure you staple down the center of each side in order to keep the fabric centered. Then carefully pull tight all the way around as you staple it down. Fold the corners in carefully creating simple pleats. You don’t want it to look like a wrapped package.