Transform your drab, worn and stained kitchen/dining upholstery with Walmart’s elegant upholstery solution.
Dilapidated dining chairs look worse than ever on the holidays especially when guests are coming. Walmart can offer you an inexpensive and amazing solution with a little DIY magic of your own. Cover a stool or chair in 4 easy steps for under $4 in less than 1 hour.
Our once expensive bar stools were old and stained! With a guest arriving in a matter of days Walmart offered a quick solution that looks great the first time you try it!
Gathering Materials: Fabric and protective material
Step #1 I looked in the Walmart craft section for vinyl fabric. I discovered a bolt of dark brown vinyl 56” wide selling for $6.97 a yard. One yard is enough fabric to cover 2 bar stools with round seats 18” in diameter. I have 3 stools, so I bought 2 yards which leaves extra in case of mistakes!
Step #2 I used Walmart’s 5.5” x 8.5” stick-on soft plastic sheets to cover staples. A huge pack of 50 costs only $5. These are also in the crafts department and are amazingly easy to work with.
Your Tools: Just heavy-duty stapler and scissors
Step #3 The only tools you’ll need are a heavy-duty staple gun and reasonably OK scissors. Walmart sells the Arrow electric staple gun for $27.84. That’s the one I have and it’s great for permanent or semi-permanent projects. Just make sure that all sharp edges are covered.
The Process: Cutting, Stapling, Covering
Step #4 Measure your target seat. Add enough to cover the length, width and edge leaving enough extra to pull underneath and staple.
When you are done stapling, cover the tops of each staple for a finished look.
It took me about 1 hour to reupholster the first stool.I think it will be much quicker to do the next 2.
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Happy Holidays 😊
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