Vinyl bar stools that are dated or worn may get a lift as you reupholster a vinyl seat cover. Replacing the seat cover also is the perfect time to update a cushion if it’s torn or flat. Reupholstering a stool is lower in price than purchasing a new bar stool, and you’ll help the environment by upcycling older furniture. Select a new vinyl or choose fabric and enjoy providing your bar stools a fresh look!
Items You Will Need
- Staple gun
- White glue
- Upholstery foam
- Upholstery or vinyl fabric
- Screwdriver or hammer
- Remove your vinyl cover from your bar stool by taking the nails or staples out and holding the material onto the seat using a screwdriver or hammer. Pull the vinyl off in one piece, if you can, to utilize it as a pattern for a new cover. Lay your old cover upon a newspaper piece, then trace around it using a pencil in order to create a pattern.
- Trim a fresh piece of upholstery or vinyl fabric utilizing the pattern that was made from the older vinyl piece. Put the fabric onto a sturdy surface, like a floor or table, in order for the wrong side to be facing upward.
- Inspect the seat’s padding to check if it’s usable. Take off the padding if there are worn spots or holes, and trim one piece of 1”- or 2”-thick upholstery foam to the seat’s shape.
- Then glue the fresh foam piece to the seat of the bar stool, if applicable. Turn your chair over, then sit the foam-padded seat in the middle of the vinyl or fabric.
- Separate the bar stool seat into quarters visually, then tack a section of vinyl or fabric to the stool’s bottom from every quarter using a nail or staple. Turn the stool while tacking to make sure the vinyl or fabric stays flat on your seat.
- Continually pull the fabric to the bar stool’s bottom, then tack it in place using a nail or staple. Tack the edges as the final step, if your bar stool possesses a square seat. Fold a side of the edge, then secure it using a nail or staple, and repeat on the additional side of the nail.
- Repeat the process with every bar stool you need to reupholster.