Quick & Easy Side Chair Make-over

before-after images of dining chair seat replacement

Carla’s student, Dani, finished re-covering a side chair seat during a 3-hour demonstration at the Emerson Cultural Center in Bozeman, MT.


before-after images of dining chair seat replacement

A simple dining seat – before & after

removing dirt with a clean rag

Dani cleans the wood after removing the chair’s seat

plywood-foam-darcron layers glued together for chair seat

The chair’s seat layers are glued together

hands stretching fabric over the plywood/foam seat

Fabric stapling begins with centering the fabric to the wood base

2 images - stapling

Dani proceeds with stapling around the perimeter of the seat

student with finished chair

Dani shows off her handiwork – completed in 2-3 hours!


About the Author

CarlaHey there! I'm Carla Pyle. I love the stories that our furniture tells. For me a picture of my Granddaddy Milton's green upholstered arm chair brings to mind the vivid rhymes & colors of 'The Cat in the Hat' and his soft low voice in the telling. I love too that there is always an element of nature in furniture - the warm-toned curving grain of a walnut leg or the reflection of life in a mid-century chrome piece. The best part of teaching & sharing natural upholstery is that it ties all of these things together. Stories - of individual experience and of the planet - help us build happy & healthy homes.View all posts by Carla →

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