We bought 2 bar-height chairs for $25 at a garage sale this past summer, knowing that we would eventually cover the cushion with new fabric. This is an incredibly easy project that really only includes the cost of fabric, which you can usually buy on sale or with a coupon at your favorite craft/fabric store. In this case, I chose an outdoor canvas that was 50% off at my local JoAnn fabrics. I decided on the outdoor canvas as I wanted something a little more durable that would stand up to a wet cloth wiping it down.
- 1 Yard Fabric (Obviously this will depend on how many cushions you are covering and their size, but I bought 1 yd to cover both cushions and still have plenty leftover)
- Staple Gun
Below is a before picture of the chair. You can't tell from the picture, but the fabric is stained/marked up with food/crumbs I am unable to vacuum or wipe off.
Once the fabric was cut, it was time to use the staple gun. This is my first time with a staple gun, but it was really easy and I must admit, a lot of fun! My hubbie helped me hold the fabric tight while I went around the edges and stapled down fabric.