It is really pretty simple to re-cover bar stool seats. Some upholstery projects are easier than others. This one is easy.
We got these stools about 8 years ago and now they are looking a little worse for wear. So, I think it’s time for a little re-do, a little makeover.
I really like these bar stools but covers have seen better days. It’s time to recover and I thought you might like to see how I did it. I even made a “How To” video for you. It’s at the bottom of this post.
I bought some fabric a couple weeks ago with the intention to get this done. It is soft vinyl that looks like woven leather. I was not going to put the fabric away thinking I will do this someday (been there, done that) so I gave myself a little deadline.
The seats were worn and dirty. And I felt a lot the same way so I thought I would take a little break from de-cluttering my studio to work on something creative.
This is a work in progress. It’s at that embarrassing, scattered, cluttered stage of de-cluttering. I am building new tables and storage. We will get back to this project later and show you how it’s coming along.
So here’s how I did it and I am not a professional. I reupholstered a chair for my bedroom and it was a lot more time consuming and not as easy as it was to re-cover the bar stool seats.
Step 1: Remove the seat.
Step 2: Gather your tools.
Actually this should be pre-step 1, if there is such a thing. You will need a staple gun, staples, screwdriver, and sharp scissors. These 66 year old hands can use a regular staple gun but I sure like my electric staple gun for these projects.
I think this is going to be a good choice considering the long, silky, black cat hair!!! Move the cat out of the way and proceed to step 3.
Step 3: To re-cover the bar stool seat, lay the seat on the new fabric and cut the shape several inches larger all the way around.
Step 4: Make sure that all edges are positioned to cover the seat completely.
The original fabric was lightweight so I didn’t remove it.
Step 5: Staple the first edge then pull the fabric taut and staple directly across from the first staple.
This will keep your fabric smooth and even.
Step 6: Repeat Step 5 by rotating seat and stapling opposite sides. Then, again and again and again!
You get the idea. Here’s the video I made for you.
As soon as they were finished, Kitty No had to test them. Yes, ma’am! This works and they will be easy to keep clean.
Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us; yes, establish the work of our hands!
Psalm 90:17 ESV Biblegateway
’til next time,