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Are your dining chairs due for an upgrade? Most Dining chairs pick up scratches, dents, or may even lose a seat, however, the frame of the chair remains sturdy. By simply sanding, painting, and screwing on a new cushion, you will be able to have brand new chairs at a much smaller price.

Begin with an old chair frame. For frames in good condition, continue to step 5. Using your sandpaper, rub any marks or scuffs off the wood.
  • Begin with an old chair frame.

  • For frames in good condition, continue to step 5.

  • Using your sandpaper, rub any marks or scuffs off the wood.

    • Always rub with the grain of the wood.

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Use the cleaning cloth to wipe off any excess dirt and dust. Use the cleaning cloth to wipe off any excess dirt and dust.
  • Use the cleaning cloth to wipe off any excess dirt and dust.

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Holding the spray paint 6-12 inches away from the chair, apply a light coat of paint. Allow it to dry for about 5 minutes. Apply a second light coat over the front of the chair and allow it to dry for 10 minutes.
  • Holding the spray paint 6-12 inches away from the chair, apply a light coat of paint.

  • Allow it to dry for about 5 minutes.

  • Apply a second light coat over the front of the chair and allow it to dry for 10 minutes.

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Flip the chair over. Repeat step 3 for the back side.
  • Flip the chair over.

  • Repeat step 3 for the back side.

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While the paint dries, work on the seat. Grab the wood board and set it down. Grab the desired cushion and rest it on top of the board.
  • While the paint dries, work on the seat.

  • Grab the wood board and set it down.

  • Grab the desired cushion and rest it on top of the board.

    • Make sure to align all four corners of the wood to the corners of the cushion.

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Now grab the cushion cover. You may use fabric (cut to size) instead of a cushion cover. Place your cover on top of the cushion, aligning all four corners.
  • Now grab the cushion cover.

    • You may use fabric (cut to size) instead of a cushion cover.

  • Place your cover on top of the cushion, aligning all four corners.

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Grab the stack of wood, cushion and cover and flip it over. Align them so they stack up evenly. Fragments of the cushion cover may stick out a little.
  • Grab the stack of wood, cushion and cover and flip it over.

  • Align them so they stack up evenly.

    • Fragments of the cushion cover may stick out a little.

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Fold the sides of the cover over the board and cushion keeping them as close to the center of the board as possible. Select a side to start on. With the staple gun, staple the end of the cushion cover you are holding into the board.
  • Fold the sides of the cover over the board and cushion keeping them as close to the center of the board as possible.

  • Select a side to start on.

    • With the staple gun, staple the end of the cushion cover you are holding into the board.

  • Rotate the board and staple down the other side.

  • Continue to staple down the sides, placing staples about 1 inch apart.

  • Fold the corners in and staple them onto the board.

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Make sure that the paint on the chair frame has completely dried up. Grab your newly covered cushion and place it on the seat of the chair frame. Holding on to both the cushion and the frame, flip the chair over.
  • Make sure that the paint on the chair frame has completely dried up.

  • Grab your newly covered cushion and place it on the seat of the chair frame.

  • Holding on to both the cushion and the frame, flip the chair over.

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Place the screws in the screw holes. Tighten the screws with the philips screw driver. To avoid the wood from cracking, do not apply to much force when turning screwdriver.
  • Place the screws in the screw holes.

  • Tighten the screws with the philips screw driver.

    • To avoid the wood from cracking, do not apply to much force when turning screwdriver.

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Make good use of your brand new chair.
  • Make good use of your brand new chair.

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Chuy Mercado

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