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Monogram Burlap Chair - Reupholster Tutorial

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Monogram Burlap Chair - Reupholster Tutorial

 

When you have that ugly chair, and don't know what to do with it.... here's a solution.

Reupholster it in burlap and personalize it with a painted monogram for a charming NEW chair!

Monogram Burlap Chair - Reupholster Tutorial

We started out with this sad old chair found in a dumpster at a corporate office that had definitely seen better days.  I wiped it down and washed the wood with soap and water to get the party started.

Monogram Burlap Chair - Reupholster Tutorial

Next step was to paint the wood with gold metallic spray paint to get rid of the scratches in the arms and legs.

Monogram Burlap Chair - Reupholster Tutorial

Measure your chair to see how much fabric you need.  We used burlap, but you can use any fabric you would like, and that would look nice with a painted monogram.

Monogram Burlap Chair - Reupholster Tutorial

Gather your supplies:

Border Stencil

Monogram Stencil

Textile Paint, or Acrylic Paint and Textile Medium

Aleene's Quick Dry Fabric Fusion

Temporary Spray Adhesive

Sponge Paint Roller

Masking Tape

Measuring Tape

Straight Pins

Craft Sticks

Waxed Paper

Scissors

Paper Plate

Twine or Rope

Monogram Burlap Chair - Reupholster Tutorial

Here's a tip:  When cutting burlap, find the exact place to cut.  Cut a single thread and then pull the thread out completely.

Monogram Burlap Chair - Reupholster Tutorial

Then you have a perfectly straight line to cut where the thread has been pulled out.  This will decrease fraying and keep the fabric straight when applying to your projects.

Monogram Burlap Chair - Reupholster Tutorial

Cut a piece of fabric and glue below the arm rest, placing the selvage edge next to the wood to prevent fraying. 

Monogram Burlap Chair - Reupholster Tutorial 

Cut fabric to cover the bottom of the chair with sides long enough to tuck under seat of chair with 2-inches extra to glue underneath the chair.

Then cut fabric from the bottom edge of the fabric to the base of the arm in a "Y".

Monogram Burlap Chair - Reupholster Tutorial

Apply adhesive around to top of the arm.

Monogram Burlap Chair - Reupholster Tutorial

Tuck the fabric under and press into adhesive.

Monogram Burlap Chair - Reupholster Tutorial

Pull the tucked fabric to secure the adhesive. 

Monogram Burlap Chair - Reupholster Tutorial

Turn fabric under at the corner of the chair and glue the fabric at the top edge of the leg.

Monogram Burlap Chair - Reupholster Tutorial

Pleat remaining fabric on both sides of leg, then glue to the bottom of the seat.

Monogram Burlap Chair - Reupholster Tutorial

Apply adhesive and push fabric into the crack of the chair. 

Monogram Burlap Chair - Reupholster Tutorial

Glue fabric to the bottom of the chair.

Monogram Burlap Chair - Reupholster Tutorial

Pin fabric in place while it dries, if necessary.

Monogram Burlap Chair - Reupholster Tutorial

Cut fabric to cover arms of chair.  Pin in place.

Monogram Burlap Chair - Reupholster Tutorial

Turn chair on it's side and glue fabric to the bottom on the arm.

Monogram Burlap Chair - Reupholster Tutorial

Now to do the back of the chair!

Monogram Burlap Chair - Reupholster Tutorial

Measure the chair back.

Monogram Burlap Chair - Reupholster Tutorial

Cut fabric  6-inches large than measurements.

Monogram Burlap Chair - Reupholster Tutorial

Pin the fabric to the chair to determine placement of the stencil.

Mark with straight pins.

Monogram Burlap Chair - Reupholster Tutorial

Place waxed paper under fabric.

Monogram Burlap Chair - Reupholster Tutorial

Apply temporary adhesive to back of stencils.

Monogram Burlap Chair - Reupholster Tutorial

Adhere stencil to fabric.

Monogram Burlap Chair - Reupholster Tutorial

Squeeze paint onto paper plate, roll paint onto stencil.

Monogram Burlap Chair - Reupholster Tutorial

Let paint dry for 5 minutes, then peel away stencil.

Monogram Burlap Chair - Reupholster Tutorial

Repeat paint steps for monogram.  Let dry completely.

Monogram Burlap Chair - Reupholster Tutorial

Place painted fabric on chair for placement.

Monogram Burlap Chair - Reupholster Tutorial

Apply glue in the crack of the chair.

Monogram Burlap Chair - Reupholster Tutorial

Push fabric into the adhesive with a craft stick.

Monogram Burlap Chair - Reupholster Tutorial

Pull fabric to the back of the chair.  Apply adhesive and pin to hold until dry.

Monogram Burlap Chair - Reupholster Tutorial

Apply glue and wind twine or rope around the joints of the arms. Let dry.

 

Monogram Burlap Chair - Reupholster Tutorial

There's your new chair!  A little bit of farm chic style for a charming accent piece for the home or office.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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