make me pretty – the chair that made me buy a serious stapler

August 10, 2011

When I found this chair marked down to $6 I new it had potential. I’m a sucker for a chair with a fabric panel on the back! In the picture below, I had already taken off the front fabric and foam. I found that the fabric had been stapled into this tiny indentation – there was no way my regular electric stapler could handle this.


So I found an upholstery staple gun on amazon that was actually pretty affordable, of course the air compressor you need to go with it is another story. So since I had borrowed my neighbors air compressor to finish this chair, I decided to go ahead and try to knock this one out too.

Her she is, reupholstered in pretty Amy Butler fabric!









  1. she’s a showstopper!

  2. Oh you did a terrific job on the piping! Love it! I think that stapler is going to pay off big time!

  3. thanks guys! next major power tool purchase – air compressor! re-upholstery – here i come!

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