The next step in my extreme rattan chair makeover is the upholstery. Time to give your tushie a new cushy!
I removed the seat from the chair before I started any of the paint stripping and painting. Removing the seat on a cushioned chair is really simple. Flip your chair over, look for four holes where the mounting screws are located (see red arrows below.)
Tools You Will Need:
Cordless Drill or Phillips head screwdriver
Flat head screwdriver
New Foam Cushion (if your foam is in bad shape)
Staple gun w/ staples (I used 5/16″ staples)
Grab a screwdriver or cordless drill with a phillips head attachment and unscrew the mounting screws. Be sure to save the screws as you will need them to re-attach the seat later.
If the fabric on your cushion is in good shape and you are using a fabric that is thick enough to cover the old fabric, you can leave the seat intact. In my case, the fabric was very old and stained. Not exactly something I wanted to be sitting on….ewwww!
So, I began the demolition phase of this makeover.
Grab a flat head screwdriver and needle-nose pliers. Wiggle the screwdriver underneath the staples and then use the pliers to pull them out.
Voila! You are done with the seat. Go ahead and set it on your chair and admire your work.
Be sure to join me here as I add the back and the finishing touches!