Mrs. Fixit: Folding Chair Redo
October 6, 2013 (WPVI) -- Most of us have folding chairs that are tucked away and have seen better days....we'll now is the time to pull them out&because I'll show you how easy it is to give them a makeover.
Most of the time& the frame is in good condition and it's the fabric that gets ripped or worn&and that's an easy fix.
First&remove the cushion and any padded areas with a screwdriver.
Spray paint the chair- frame with an indoor/outdoor semi-gloss paint. One can will give you enough for two coats. Let it dry completely in between the coats. You may have to use a primer if your going to a lighter color.
Pick up some fabric to match the frame& You'll need enough for your seat pad, plus 6 inches to the width and length of the cushion. If you need new foam make it a ½ inch bigger than the seat.
Layout the new fabric, aligning any pattern, add any foam&and place the seat cushion face down& Trim the fabric out leaving a three inch overhang all the way around the cushion.
Attach the fabric using a staple gun. Begin securing the centers of each side and then the corners.
Once the chair paint is dry, replace the new cushion&if you have a full metal back you can even customize it with some vinyl stickers& I'm Mrs. Fixit and it's just that simple!
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