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The Fix Its: How To Revive Your Dining Room Chairs

Are your dining room chairs on their last legs? Mine were. They were already looking bad three years ago when I bought them for $40 at a thrift store. Well, this weekend, Alicia and I decided we'd had enough:

Thanks for watching our first-ever installment of 'The Fix Its' (that's me and Alicia); we plan on doing lots more. If you have a suggestion for a project or a topic you'd like us to cover, please let us know

Here are some more pictures that didn't make it into the video:

Our crappy chairs, pre-fix-up. Notice the hideous black vinyl covering on the cushions.

Here's a shot of one of the chairs before we got started. Notice the awful vinyl seat cushions and the torn caning on the backs. 

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One of the chairs had a cracked board underneath the cushion, so we had to replace it.

One of the seat cushions had a rotted/cracked board underneath it, so we had to replace it. Here's me tracing the outline of the seat onto a fresh piece of plywood ($4). I borrowed my neighbor's table saw to make the cuts.

 

Close-up of the fabric we used to re-upholster the chairs.

Close up of the fabric we used for the cushions. By the way, isn't 'upholster' a ridiculous word? Just try saying it a bunch, you'll see. 

 

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