Learn how to add some custom flair to boring wooden furniture with this trade secret from Kelly Edwards.
Step 1: Sharp Shooter
Learn how to add some custom flair to boring wooden furniture. The first rule is to use a high-quality air compressor staple gun instead of a regular hand staple gun.
Step 2: Ripple Effect
If covering a bar stool, cut a piece of vinyl fabric a bit larger than the seat, then staple the four corners first. Pinch the fabric and pull it back before you staple to make sure you don’t have any ripples or ridges. Then staple all the way around the seat and trim the excess edges.
Step 3: Sofa So Good
Cover a couch cushion with three pieces of fabric: top, bottom and the piece that goes around the sides. Lie the fabric down so the pattern side is facing the cushion. Take the outside piece and wrap it all the way around. Then pinch the pieces together and pin them with sewing pins.
Step 4: Stitch in Time
Slip the cushion out, turn the pinned fabric piece inside out, then sew it together.
Items You'll Need
- high-quality air compressor staple gun
- vinyl or other sturdy fabric
- wooden bar stool
- sewing pins
- needle and thread