It was looking a bit worn from so many years of family dinners, so I wanted to give it a bit of an update.
The first thing I did was remove the 4 screws on the bottom of each cushion to free it from the chair. Then I used a flat head screwdriver to pull out all the staples holding on the old fabric.
Once I got it off, I could see what I was working with. The foam was still in good shape, though a little thin. I decided to just add to it rather than replace it, so I bought a big roll of 1" thick foam along with 2 1/4 yards of the heavyweight fabric that I picked out.
First, I traced the seat onto my foam and cut it out.
It's a like a foam sandwich!
Then, I laid my seat, foam side down, onto my fabric and cut it out. I had planned for a 3" overlap on all sides.
I put one staple on each of the four sides and flipped over the cushion to make sure my pattern was straight and centered.
Then I just went crazy pulling the fabric tight and stapling along all the sides. I made sure to fold under the raw edge of the fabric so there wouldn't be any unraveling.
Then it was time to reattach it to the chair!
I did one chair at first to make sure I knew what I was doing. Once I was sure it came out to my liking, I cut out all my materials and did the chairs all at once.
I'm loving the bright new fabric, especially with my navy rug and wall.
Jawn Watson likes it too!