The Revolution: How To Reupholster A Chair


Ty Pennington: Chair Reupholstery

Ty Pennington taught style expert Tim Gunn and mother of seven Laura how to fix things around the house to save big money. Tim & Laura each took a crack at Reupholstering A Chair. Ty Pennington praised their first attempts.

The Revolution Chair Reupholstery

Learn to reupholster dining room chairs on your own to save money.


The Revolution: How To Reupholster A Chair


  • Chair
  • New Upholstery
  • Screwdriver
  • Staple Gun


  1. Turn the chair upside down. Unscrew the seat cushion from the base, then remove the base from the chair.
  2. Turn the cushion upside down on your new piece of fabric. Ty recommends saving time by not removing the old fabric. Just put the new fabric on over it.
  3. Line up the new fabric. You may want to use a level to make sure the pattern is as straight as possible.
  4. Fold the fabric over the underside of the cushion on one side. Use a staple gun to secure it in the center of that side.
  5. Next, staple the corners, because they are the most difficult. Pulling the fabric tight will make smoother corners. Ty recommends scalloping your fabric as you go around.
  6. Repeat the stapling process all the way around your cushion until the new upholstery is completely fastened.
  7. When finished, reattach the cushion to your chair. Doing this process yourself can save you about $50 per chair.

The Revolution TV: Walt Disney World Family Vacation

Laura was Ty’s assistant for today’s home improvement projects. She is a recently unemployed wife and mother of seven kids, which is a big group to take care of, let alone afford to take on vacation, even in the best of times.


As a thank you for her help with today’s handyman projects, Ty Pennington gave Laura and her family a trip to Walt Disney World so they can enjoy a family vacation, in spite of their recent tough times. That’s got to be a fun surprise, in addition to the big money saving tips she and the audience learned.


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