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OldYoung




 
 
 


Post  Thu, Aug 14 2008, 11:09 am
Has anyone ever done this themselves before? Do you have any good directions you can share? Any tips? Any websites and/or books you'd recommend? TIA!!
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yo'ma




 
 
 


Post  Thu, Aug 14 2008, 12:14 pm
I did my dining room and kitchen chairs. I only did the seat part because the back was too hard and I also never got around to it.
Make sure you don't lose any screws Wink when you remove them.
Pull the fabric taught, not tight.
Make sure you have a good stapler and long enough staples.
Do the corners last.
Good Luck!!
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greenfire




 
 
 


Post  Thu, Aug 14 2008, 12:57 pm
sure it's as easy as folding over the material ... you need an electric staple gun ... might need some sponge cushioning ... and if you lose any screws you can always buy a pack Wink ... you can do it !!!
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OldYoung




 
 
 


Post  Thu, Aug 14 2008, 2:16 pm
Thanks!! Is there any particular cushion or plastic kind of cover anyone would recommend?
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yo'ma




 
 
 


Post  Thu, Aug 14 2008, 4:26 pm
I just get the heaviest weight they sell in stores.
I didn't change the cushion, butI imagine foam of whatever thickness you want is good. If you live in Brooklyn, pm me where you can buy foam cut to any size, but not shape. Like they won't cut it the exact shape of your chair, I think.
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OldYoung




 
 
 


Post  Thu, Aug 14 2008, 4:39 pm
I don't live in Brooklyn. I was planning on going to a craft store to see what they recommend and then just shop around until I find it the place that sells it the cheapest. And I don't mind cutting it myself. Wink
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Tefila




 
 
 


Post  Thu, Aug 14 2008, 4:44 pm
you need an electric staple gun
Oh, why ? Since I will be probably doing that too, myself in the near future.
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yo'ma




 
 
 


Post  Fri, Aug 15 2008, 7:51 am
2 more things. make sure the fabric is in the same direction and right side up on all the chairs. if it's not right side up, make sure they're all the same. Wink
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greenfire




 
 
 


Post  Sat, Aug 16 2008, 10:45 pm
electric is powerful and will get the staple all the way in as the staples are thicker ...

as for the plastic ... fugedaboudit ... try using a spray on scotch guard ...
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Mimisinger




 
 
 


Post  Sun, Aug 17 2008, 12:48 am
It's much better to get a solid rather than a print. Stripes are much harder to line up and look good than a nice solid.
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Tefila




 
 
 


Post  Sun, Aug 17 2008, 1:00 am
Thgough solid will show dirt much quicker then say a floral design. Which would be easier then reall patterns to match up.
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greenfire




 
 
 


Post  Sun, Aug 17 2008, 2:08 am
you can match anything up ... you merely need to buy extra material ... and cut from the same pattern ... people have their own taste ... so ... What
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