This seven post series was inspired by a table and chairs that I drooled over at Slumberland Furniture for nearly seven months. I decided to go for an table and chairs “upcycle” with what I already had at home. Working with this table and chairs was a labor of love, but the total cost was less than $100. I love the finished product. This was only my second upcycle experience! Anyone can do this. I’m a beginner, too. The finished table now resides in my sewing and writing studio. One chair sits by my sewing machine, another at my computer.

Table + Chairs Upcycle Series

  1. Table + Chairs: Before Photos
  2. Table + Chairs: Removing Upholstery
  3. Table + Chairs: Priming & Painting
  4. Table + Chairs: Decorative Valspar Glaze
  5. Table + Chairs: Blue to match
  6. Table + Chairs: New Upholstery
  7. Table + Chairs: After

Three Simple Steps for Removing Upholstery {Post 2 of 7}

1. Remove seat from frame of chair by unscrewing. See the holes around the base? There are 4 screws in there. Take ’em out!


Set the frame of the chair out of the way & begin working on the next one.


Pile the cushions together. DSCN3355

2. Begin removing staples with pliers.DSCN3353


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3. Clean up time. Throw away the staples and old fabric.


You may have to replace the cushions or pads in the chairs. I did not take this step, because I decided ours were in good enough condition.

Thanks for reading!



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Hey there... I'm Sierra!

I love to blog, plan, organize, decorate, teach, research & be creative. I’m a farm wife & mama of three kiddos: almost 6, 4 and almost 2. We love to live and work in rural South Dakota. A few years ago we remodeled a house & we call our home The Peacock Ranch.

I am earning a Spiritual Direction Certificate from Sioux Falls Seminary & I put my masters in English/Mass Communications on hold at South Dakota State University so I can focus on being a mama in a pandemic! In the meantime, I’m enjoying reading more & writing here on the blog.