So first thing's first I painted the chair. Now... I had a moment of insanity where I actually thought I would just be able to wrap the new upholstery over the old cushions and tack them in and call it a day, so when I was painting, I didn't bother to remove the old upholstery first. I figured if anything it would just be quicker this way and yada yada yada. I really had no good reason for it, I just wanted to jump in to the painting...
DO NOT BE LIKE ME! This was silly. I mean seriously: what was I thinking!?!? TAKE OFF THE UPHOLSTERY FIRST! *Ahem*. Okay. Moving on.
Use the little tack puller thing to pop the old tacks out. Keep them if you want to reuse them, though you may have to bend and straighten a few (or all) of them. I decided I wanted the flat shiny simple ones that came in the package because I had plans for my tacks.
- Chair, Craigslist: $20
- Paint, Wal-Mart: $10
- Tack kit, Wal-Mart: $5
- Upholstery Fabric, Wal-Mart: $14 (2 yards)
- High Density "Smart Foam", Hobby Lobby: $14 with coupon
- Premium 12x12 Poly Foam, Hobby LobbyL $1.99
- Batting: $2 (garage sale find)
- Pink Spray paint: on hand
- Fiber fill: on hand