How to make corners when replacing vinyl on kitchen chairs

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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.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Staple gun
  • Staples

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Instructions

  1. 1

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

  2. 2

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

    How to make corners when replacing vinyl on kitchen chairs
    Fig. 1
  3. 3

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

  4. 4

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

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

Tips and warnings

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

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