DIY furniture savings: How to reupholster seat cushions

An outdated or worn out chair cushion is no reason to go shopping for new furniture. Instead of giving up on a perfectly good piece or hiring an professional upholsterer, follow these easy steps to give your cushions new life.

Before gathering your supplies, make sure you can easily remove the seat. You should be able to see the screws underneath the chair frame along the edges of the cushion.

If you cannot remove it but still want a new look, try thrift stores, estate sales or discount furniture outlets for new-to-you furniture without the retail price tag. You can also investigate professional reupholsters in your area, but they tend to be expensive so get a quote in writing before hiring anyone.

I recently re-covered 4 cushions with curtains from Walmart. The chairs now not only look better, but also match my kitchen!

I bought:

The total came out to around $30.

You’ll need:

See how I did it here:

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