How to make corners when replacing vinyl on kitchen chairs

Written by deborah h. schreiben | 13/05/2017
How to make corners when replacing vinyl on kitchen chairs
Finished corner of a recovered vinyl chair. (Deborah H.)

Replacing the vinyl on kitchen chairs can give new life to an old kitchen set. The process of stretching a square of vinyl over the chair seat and stapling it to the underside is relatively easy, but making the corners can be a bit confusing if you have never done it before. Once you make the first corner, however, you will be able to go on to make the remaining corners with confidence and ease.

Staple the edges of the vinyl on the bottom of the chair up to approximately 1 inch from the corner.

How to make corners when replacing vinyl on kitchen chairs
Fig. 1

Pinch the corner of the vinyl to form a triangular point.

Pull the point of the triangle toward the centre of the chair.

How to make corners when replacing vinyl on kitchen chairs
Fig. 2

Staple horizontally and vertically around the edges of the point to hold the vinyl in place.

Tip

Pull the point of the triangular point as tightly as possible to reduce puckering on the corner.

Tips and warnings

  • Pull the point of the triangular point as tightly as possible to reduce puckering on the corner.

Things you need

  • Staple gun
  • Staples

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