Alex Haralson

craftingwithmycub.blogspot.com · Feb 21, 2014

DIY Reupholstered Glider


Can I just say this week has been crazy! My husband has been away for work for 2 weeks. Now I know that's nothing compared to those of you who have loved ones deployed, but this is the longest I've been away from my husband since we got married. Plus with 3 kids, it's been even harder! Anyway, the fact that I got anything done was nothing short of a miracle, on with the tutorial!
Have you ever come across a fabric that you just couldn't pass up even though you don’t have specific plans for it? Good, I’m not alone. I’ve had this fabric from Ikea for a couple years, since we lived in Utah actually. Well thank goodness for little girls because now I’ve found a use. (affiliate link - you can find it online HERE
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The glider in her room used to look like this.


Totally nice, but the fabric had started to rip and there were a few stains.


Now, I’m no expert, but here is how I recovered the glider cushions with the cute fabric. I laid out the fabric and placed the cushion on it and cut the fabric. I laid the fabric with the fold at the top of the cushion so there wouldn’t be a seam along the top.


Don’t forget your adorable sewing assistant. :)


Next turn the fabric inside out over the cushion.


Start pinning pretty snugly around the cushion, leaving the bottom open.


Then fold the cushion and remove it from the fabric. Sew along the line, removing the pins before you get to them.


Once sewing is done, turn fabric right side out and put it back over the cushion. Fold the fabric at the bottom in and pin together.


Then sew along the bottom of the cushion.


Repeat the same steps for the seat cushion.


For the gliding ottoman, turn over and remove the screws to separate the base from the padded part.


Lay the top out on the fabric.


With a staple gun, begin stapling one side, beginning in the middle, topping a couple inches from each corner. When one side is done do the side exactly opposite and pull snug before stapling .


For the corners, pull the fabric together and up,


fold down


and bring the excess together with the other fabric. Staple.


Turn the top over and reattach the screws to connect it to the bottom part and you’re DONE!



I’m playing around with the idea of painting the wood white, but all the other furniture in the room is this same blonde color.

What do you think? To paint or not to paint?

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