These old oak chairs have been part of my life since childhood. Relegated to the loft in the 1980's and then given to me for my flat in the 1990's I painstakingly stripped the dark brown varnish off and limed the oak to reveal its true beauty. I then re-covered them in a lovely blue chequered fabric. They've needed some new covers for a while now so last week I finally got on with it!
Tools needed for a simple re-cover- staple gun, staple remover/screw driver, pliers, sewing scissors, fabric.
Remove the old covers- a bit of child labour here!
Use the old cover as a template to cut your chosen fabric- mine is Clarke and Clarke's "Energy" in vibrant lime and turquoise.
Staple the opposite sides and tuck in the corners.
Looking much better!
Repeat 4 times and I now have chairs to be proud of!
This is what my blog will be about- all the jobs I have been meaning to do but haven't got around to!
Happy New Year.