To upholster the cushion, I used:
- Decorative upholstery fabric (the fabric used in this project came from DRC Fabrics)
- Electric staple gun
- 3/8" staples
Step 1: Lay fabric right-side down on workspace. Make sure to pull it from all sides so that it's completely flat. Place cushion face down on fabric. Cut fabric so that there is about 1-2 inches past outline of cushion/board.
Step 2: Like yesterday, when covering the cushion with batting, start in the middle, on one side. Pull the fabric tightly, staple in the middle. Continue pulling tightly and stapling, to complete the side, stopping before you get to the corners. Do this for each side.
Step 3: Once you've stapled each side, address the corners. Cut down the center of the fold, creating two edges like this:
Step 4: My fabric is pretty heavy, so I decided to remove some of the excess fabric so that it would fold and lay more smoothly.
Step 5: Tuck one side under the other, laying it flat underneath the opposite side's fabric. To rest assured that it was not coming undone, I stapled the now flat fabric in place.
Step 6: Fold remaining side's fabric, so that you have a straight edge. Staple in place. Repeat at each corner.
Now it's time for the final product...!
What do you think? Have you ever repurposed a great second hand piece of furniture? Let me know if you have! On a different note, I'll be posting an update on Project: Kitchen Reno tomorrow. It's almost the weekend! :)