I still plan on painting it sometime down the line, but I decided that since I would have to remove the seat when I painted it in any case, I might as well recover the seat with an extra piece of fabric I had in my stash. (Which you might recognize from my couch cushions – it’s Dwell Studio Dotscape in Charcoal)
All it took was a screwdriver, some pliers, and a staple gun! The screwdriver was to removed the 4 screws that hold the seat down, and to pry the staples loose. There was about a million staples, which was the hardest part, as they all had to be pulled out (that’s what the pliers are good for). My fabric was JUST the right size (an extra 1/2 inch to an inch all around). I simply pulled the fabric tight and stapled it all around – working from the center of each side out. I didn’t really plan the corners, I just tried to minimize wrinkles on the visible part of the cushion. At this point I forgave the previous stapler (who I was cursing while removing the million staples earlier) because it did take a lot of staples to make sure everything was smooth.
All in all it took about 15 minutes for this quick change. What do you think of the update?
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