The Chairs Are Finished!

Using The Staple Gun
Using The Staple Gun

You may recall that I decided to finish off the canvaswork seat covers for the dining room. That entailed, removing the existing corded velvet covers, so I decided to increase the padding on the seats while I was at it. So I added a couple of thick layers of cotton linterfelt, and covered it with calico.

I’ve had some real upholstery done recently, and the upholsterer told me that staple guns cause less damage to the wood than nails (obvious, when you think about it), so that’s what I used.

First Pair
First Pair
Second Pair
Second Pair

The staplegun has a kick like a mule, so the job had to be spread out over a couple of days.  Getting the tacks out of the last set of covers took a day all by itself, so I have stapled it through some cotton tape, to prevent whatever I may use in the future catching on the threads of the canvas.

Finished Chairs
Finished Chairs

18 thoughts on “The Chairs Are Finished!

  1. Oh my gosh!!!! These are so beautiful — I’m not sure I’d want to sit on them – perhaps I’d sit in another chair and just admire these *smile*. I’ve worked with a staple gun before and it can be a real chore — you’ve done a fabulous job.

  2. You did a fantastic job, Rachel. I once reupholstered a three piece suite (trusty staple gun in hand) and now I completely understand why furniture is so expensive. Never again!

  3. I stumbed into your blog via Heather. Your stitches are so great. Eucalyptus leaves are my favour to do eco print on silk fabrics. These chair covers are just pretty !
    Terrie from Hong Kong

  4. They really look fantastic, Rachel! Did you treat them in some way with a spray stain repellant? I shudder at the thought of the first errant glass of red wine! 🙂 XXO-

  5. They look fabulous! I wish I would get my act together and do something practical like this!

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