It’s not difficult to remove an undesirable fabric from the seats of your dining chairs. You will need new fabric and a loaded staple gun. Allow yourself a couple of hours for this project. Flip the chairs over and unscrew the seat pads from the chair frame.
Each chair requires about 1/2 yard of fabric, depending on the width of the seat. We actually took a shortcut and found a shower curtain at Target for $25. It was ideal because we only had two chairs to re-cover and the material is a heavy-duty cotton that we could apply right over the red fabric and not have to be concerned that the red would show through. The fabric also played nicely with the other elements in the room for which it was intended!
That first staple placement is an important one. Once you’ve decided how you want your fabric to be, flip the seat over and make sure the fabric is pulled taut and still right where you want it. Then staple on the opposite side of the first staple. Then you’ll staple the other two sides. Trim the excess at this point.
That’s it. Choosing a pattern for the fabric can make it a bit more difficult, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll be a pro!