weekend recap

Weekend Recap: Camila vs. the chair!

  1. laxsupermom says:

    I think staples would be fine placed where the previous nails were used. Can’t wait to see them completed. Love the fabric!

  2. lindsey says:

    i’m going through this with a high back chair from goodwill!!!! i took out staples and nails from my chair which was SUCH a pain! home depot had a staple gun that also used tiny nails…i’m attempting the recover soon (and i need new batting too). so far, you are doing all the things i am…using the old fabric for a template but i’m sort of at a loss for the next steps too! i think i’ll do the fabric first and see where i end up…..

    • effortless says:

      Oh a staple gun that uses tiny nails too! Woo hoo! Wonder what the technical name is for tiny nails?

  3. Sweet Nothings-Danielle says:

    please keep us posted! I have identical chairs that were my grandpas Im trying to convince my dad he can do himself! lol

  4. You can totally staple them in! That’s how I have done it with my chair projects, and then you just have to cover up the staples with the piping and some hot glue. Can’t wait to see how they come out!

  5. amanda says:

    I have similar chairs which I recovered. The only problem I had was getting the trim to cover the staples neatly. I used fabric glue on the first chair and some of it bled through the trim. I would recommend using one of those kind of boring woven trims that you get at Joann’s first- they seem the most forgiving. I tried to use bias tape (b/c it was the color I wanted) but it was very hard to get to look right. I also tried nailhead, but I couldn’t find the stuff on the roll and I couldn’t get the individual tacks lined up correctly and it looked awful. Good luck!

  6. Wow, I think they’re going to turn out great. I really like the idea of the gimp. I think it’s probably the easiest solution to cover the staples.

  7. Melissa says:

    Tiny nails= brads

  8. margaret says:

    I have an almost identical chair that I rescued from the dumpster. I used staples to recover the seat and added the piping with tiny nails. I also used nailhead trim to seal up the edges, but went back to the tiny nails because the nailhead didn’t look right with the completed chair. Good luck!

  9. Oh no! So annoying about the blog.
    I think the chairs will look great. No advice… I’ve only done standard chairs too.

  10. My staple gun can do staples and brad nails, which is what I think you are looking for. It cost about $25 and has been great! The black on the chairs looks awesome and I think the combo will just pop with the walls. On a side note, which spray paint did you use or did you use a paint sprayer?

  11. Emma says:

    I’m also wondering what type of paint you used for this project? My parents have identical chairs from my grandma that they are wondering how to revamp.

  12. I am in the same boat. I have recovered most of my chair {it had arms to go around} and now I am trying to figure out how to cover the back. Hmmm…maybe nailhead trim? I am learning along the way. Off to check out Amy’s blog!

  13. Holy smokes!!! those are going to be STUNNING!! (imagine me singing this Oprah style) The black with the fabric…against your pink walls!!???!!! Can’t wait.

    And thanks so much for popping by my blog today! Did you also notice I finally finished the window pelmet/curtain in my daughter’s room that I pestered you about last year?!? 😉

    Oh, and I’m going to need the deets on the high gloss wipe on poly…I think my new black mantel wants to shine!

  14. Caroline says:

    Can’t wait to see the finished product!!!

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