How to Reupholster a Bench in 10 Easy Steps

Quick DIY Bench Reupholster Tutorial

This DIY tutorial from the IKEA Home Tour Squad will teach you how to reupholster a bench in ten easy steps! First, remove the fabric and batting from the base. Then lay out foam and use your base as a template for cutting. Place your fabric on a flat surface and wrap the fabric around the base leaving plenty of excess, then cut accordingly. Put the cut fabric and batting on a flat surface and lay your base and foam on top. Using a staple gun, affix the fabric to the base starting at the center. When you reach the corners, first fold over and staple one side, then tuck and fold over the excess fabric so you can only see one crease at the corner. Finally cut the excess fabric around the screw holes at the bottom of the base, then screw the base back onto the bench.

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