Friday, April 27, 2012

DIY: Cushion Recover

My sister recently gave me this old, spontaneously squeaky cherry chair. I've always loved the piece (the rose detailing is beautiful, right?) but thought the cushion could use some upholstery love. With some leftover pillow fabric on hand and a trip to Home Depot to buy a staple gun, I recovered the cushion in about 25 minutes. This was my first upholstery project and while I am sure there are better methods, the overall process was simple, quick and I think it turned out great.

{Cut fabric. I measured the cushion and added ~1.5 inches to each side.}

 {Center fabric and pin to keep in place.}

{Staple all around edges, pulling fabric taut.} 

 {This is probably the easiest way to do corners, but not necessarily the best. I folded them down and stapled, but I am sure there is a better way to do this to get neater results.}

{Finished cushion. Note the somewhat messy corners...} 



  1. Hello can you please tell me where you found this fabric? I've been looking for something like it for months! THANKS!

    1. Hi Jodie,

      I got this at Joann's in their outdoor fabric section, so it's a thicker, more durable feel. I cannot for the life of me find it on their website... Are you near a Joann's store? If not, how much do you need? I have some left from my chair and pillow projects, about the size of a large bath towel but not quite a beach towel, and am happy to sell and ship it to you! (I can give you actual measurements if that helps!)

      Email me at flowersarelovely @ if you're interested!