How to Rehab a Gross Chair

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Supplies: fabric, staple gun, scissors, screwdriver, five in one, needle nose pliers, hammer.

Supplies: fabric, staple gun, scissors, screwdriver, five in one, needle nose pliers, hammer.

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Measure your chair to determine how many yards you will need. If you get a distinct pattern, you will need enough yardage to keep the pattern consistent on multiple chairs.

Measure your chair to determine how many yards you will need. If you get a distinct pattern, you will need enough yardage to keep the pattern consistent on multiple chairs.

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Flip the chair and unscrew the seat from the base.

Flip the chair and unscrew the seat from the base.

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Using a five in one and needle nose pliers, carefully remove the staples from the fabric cover.

Using a five in one and needle nose pliers, carefully remove the staples from the fabric cover.

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Put this aside and keep it to reuse it.

Put this aside and keep it to reuse it.

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Now remove the seat fabric taking out as many staples as you can.

Now remove the seat fabric taking out as many staples as you can.

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Use the old fabric as a pattern and cut out your new fabric. You can double up the new fabric to cut out more than one new cover.

Use the old fabric as a pattern and cut out your new fabric. You can double up the new fabric to cut out more than one new cover.

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Drape and position your new fabric and remove any wrinkles.

Drape and position your new fabric and remove any wrinkles.

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Flip and start by stapling down the straight edges opposite each other.

Flip and start by stapling down the straight edges opposite each other.

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I switched to a heavy duty stapler because I couldn't find staples for the other one. :)

I switched to a heavy duty stapler because I couldn't find staples for the other one. :)

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The corners are a bit trickier because you don't want any wrinkles showing. Pull a bit and staple, overlap it and repeat.

The corners are a bit trickier because you don't want any wrinkles showing. Pull a bit and staple, overlap it and repeat.

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You want the wrinkles to stay under the seat.

You want the wrinkles to stay under the seat.

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Keep checking the front.

Keep checking the front.

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After stapling all sides and corners, pound down any raised staples.

After stapling all sides and corners, pound down any raised staples.

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Reattach the fabric cover.

Reattach the fabric cover.

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Line up and screw the seat to the chair.

Line up and screw the seat to the chair.

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Compare!

Compare!

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And there you have it!

And there you have it!

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A whole new look.

A whole new look.

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