RAGS & RICHES FABRICS

Choose neutral color fabrics without bright patterns - they will serve you longer

DIY: Reupholstering a Chair

Start by removing the current fabric and bottom/underside black cloth from the chair you are desiring to reupholster. Carefully loosen one tack or staple at a time with pliers. It is important to remember to either take detailed notes or photographs of your chairs current condition as you disassemble it to keep a record of the upholstery positions for reassembly.

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How To: Fabric-Covered Headboard

You can build a fabric headboard on your own with off-the-shelf materials founded a local home center. It can create a cozy factor in your bedroom and you can cover it in lesson 3 yards of vibrant fabric with plush padding.

Fabric-Covered Headboard

When you customize you don't have to make it pricey. You can use basic illustrating software to draw wavy lines and you can print the image on the upholstery for an easy fabric covered headboard project. If you don't want to create your own fabric pattern, you can browse the remnant bins at a local craft store and piece together the perfect upholstered headboard.

Materials for a queen-size headboard

2 32-inch wide hollow core wood doors without hardware

Tape measure

Straight edge

Circular saw

Sawhorses or worktable

One - 1/2-inch wood screw

Two 1 X 64 inch furring strips

Cordless drill

Repositionable spray adhesive

4 yards of 1 to 2 inch thick batting

Two- 1/2 yards upholstery fabric

Stapler and 3/8 inch long Staples

18 feet of 1-inch wide wood trim

Finish nails

Nail set in wood filler

1. Measure your desired height for your headboard on both doors. If your headboard is 66 inches tall, Mark cut lines.

2. Saw it at cut lines to desired size.

3. Lineup sawed-off doors, noting location of interior wood framing.

4. Drive 6 to 8 screws through the furring strips into the wood framing along the bottom edges. Repeat along headboards top edge to link the two pieces.

5. Cut the fabric and batting 10 to 14 inches longer than the headboards with. You can spray the upper portion of the headboard with the adhesive, as the lower portion of your headboard will not be upholstered. Your bed will hide the wood. Working with someone else, gently lay the first layer of batting in place. Spray on more adhesive and layer on a second layer of batting. Pres. a position and lay the fabric and straighten.

6. Working with someone else, smooth the fabric and stretched tightly. Tack the fabric and batting in a few spots on the back.

7. Flip over the headboard and stable the fabric and batting at every 3 inch mark. On the corners remove the excess batting. Fold the fabric as if you were rapping a package and staple in place.

8. Nail in a frame the decorative trim to top ends and two sides. You need to countersink the nails fill with wood filler and touchup with paint.