At the time I did this project, I put on a 1 hour tv show as I cut the fabric, attached it to the seat pads, and installed new dining room seat cushions on six chairs. The key was keeping the process effective, quick, and simple. Sometimes less IS more.
Estimated Time to Complete
Once you have the items needed (which we’ll get to in a moment),… easily under 1 hour for 6 dining chairs.
Level of Difficulty
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Fabric Choice Considerations
Consideration for fabric choices depend on amount of intended use for durability and ease to clean. For a project where the dining room chairs are more for special occasions, my mommy used a polyester/ rayon blend. For dining (or kitchen) chairs for everyday or even weekly use, leather or vinyl works well for easier cleaning. Fabrics we don’t recommend include velvet or suede which are more difficult to clean and attract dust when not in regular use.
Instructions (for each chair)
If your chair required painting or staining, then do that after seat cushions are removed and ensure all is dried and set before reinstalling refurbished seat cushions. Keep in mind that although the level of difficulty remains easy, your project will probably require more than 1 hour.
So give it a try with your favorite photos. Also check out my other easy DIY furniture makeovers at little cost in under an hour. In the meantime, get started and get going putting the fun back into functional stylish living… in under an hour!
Having Trouble Getting Started?
I used to feel the same way too. After all, who wants to put time into a project that may not work in their specific home? That's why I created this Quick DIY Check Prep (List) for getting you started on those projects that actually enhance your home. I use this when starting any home DIY endeavor... big or small.
Knowing the "whys" of your home projects not only helps you with the "hows" but keeps you focused on the DIY endeavors that will matter for you... saving you time and money.
The Under-an-Hour, Home DIY Warrior