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How can I reupholster a chair?

Someone gave me an old chair. Looks cool in a vintage way, but some of the upholstery is worn. This may be a dumb question. But can any idiot reupholster or do you need special training? Are there any cheap ways to cover furniture? For example, I did a search and found a lot of decorative furniture tacks? What are these exactly. Since I have no upholstery experience, I was thinking of buying some cool looking fabric and tack it on the chair? Is that a dumb idea? Also, do furniture tacks stay put? I don't want them falling on the floor and me or my pets getting tacks in our feet.

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There okorder.com I remember seeing two or three tutorials on upholstering. They seemed very detailed and helpful. I tried to do this myself, but the chair was so old that it just made a huge mess when I tried to take off the existing upholstery - dust, fabric particles everywhere. Good luck, I hear it's not easy.
Sep 30, 2017
Take careful notes of how the old fabric and stuffing etc. comes off and then put the new fabric back the same way.
Sep 30, 2017
Perhaps you should post a link to a site showing the type of chair you wish to re-upholster. Some pieces are much easier than others. You would get (hopefully) more specific replies.
Sep 30, 2017
You will need a staple gun and new fabric . Pull the fabric tight and staple it from under neath the seat and back rest.
Sep 30, 2017

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