After we got married we moved from a 400 square foot, one bedroom apartment to our new home we purchased that is three bedrooms and quite larger. Needless to say we had some extra room in the new house. We really did not want to spend a lot of money up front (I mean, come on, we just bought a house) so we thought of ways to save money on furniture.
My parents were also moving so they gave us a love seat and Ryan’s dad had a couch that he gave us. We decided to purchase a couch cover as the couch did not match anything. Instead of buying two new couches we purchased a cover for one with a gift card we had received as a wedding gift. Money out of our pocket: $0.00.
In the apartment we had an island and now in the house we have a huge dinning room. We needed to locate a table! Ryan’s grandma had several tables so she gave us one. Someone in Ryan’s family actually hand crafted this table! Pretty awesome! Now we needed chairs! Ryan’s dad had 4 old chairs he said we could have and Ryan’s grandpa found two chairs in the trash- so….we took all 6.
I have been meaning to reupolsture all of these chairs since Christmas (see picture above). However, I just got around to it. So for our dinning room set money out of our pockets: $9.50 for fabric.
Instead of buying new furniture all at one time pull your sources. You never know who has what sitting around or in storage that may be willing to pass it on to you! Plus garage sales! Reupolsturing is easy here is how you do it!
1) Take cushion off chair. When getting chairs make sure they are easy to take apart and put back together.
2) Measure out fabric. When choosing fabric choose from those in the upholstery section. Also, think about cleaning.
3) Staple fabric on to chair, then do the opposite side after pulling fabric tight.
4) Repeat step 3 on other two sides. Then, cut extra fabric off and put cushion back onto the chair.
And you are done!
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