So my last blog post I told you how I painted my mismatched kitchen chairs. It was hot, and really, REALLY messy. But worth it to see my little yellow beauties in the kitchen every morning as I drink one(ok, three) cups of coffee.
But, for me, anything worth doing is worth overdoing and really stretching it out. So I thought if I added some upholstered cushions to the two chairs that didn’t have any they would look charmingly mismatched instead of like 2 pairs of free mismatched chairs I threw together. And I needed some cush between my tush and the chairs.
- medium density fiberboard cut to size
- spray adhesive
- 4 carriage bolts and nuts per chair
- drill gun with 1/2″ bit
- staple gun and staples
I had my MDF cut to size at the Home Depot since I live in an apartment and don’t really have the space for a power saw. I dream of a garage workshop the way some women dream of walk in closets or rooms of their own. Actually, I dream about those, too.
Clamp your board to your chairs and mark 4 places where to drill your holes. Check to make sure you’re not going to hit anything on the bottom of the chair.
Drill through your board and the chair. I sanded my corners a little and taped them off with duct tape so they wouldn’t tear through the fabric. Lay your board on top of your foam and trace the outline. Use scissors of a utility knife to cut it to size.Put your board back onto the chair and insert the carriage bolts into the holes.Coat your foam with the spray adhesive and put on top of the board. Give it a good press down and let it dry for a while.Once your glue is dry, cut your fabric to fit the cushions. Give yourself at least an extra 2 inches on each side. Don’t forget to factor in the height of the cushion.Staple into place and trim the excess fabric off. Put the cushions back onto your chairs and screw in place with the carriage nuts. Done!A view of the finished chairs in my kitchen.And what they started out looking like.To read about how I painted them click here. Or just go back one post.