Today we kick off Upcycle March! Below are two projects that we upcycled from unused shower curtain fabric.
DIY PRODUCE BAGS
DIY SEAT CUSHION RE-COVER
Yesterday I decided to use my remaining shower curtain fabric to recover the cushions on some extra vintage dining room chairs that were given to us a few years back. They have been hiding in our basement needing some love.
I grabbed some items and got to work.
1. The shower curtain fabric
3. Staple gun
4. A screwdriver
5. The chairs
First I used the screwdriver to remove the seat from the chair, then I laid my fabric out on the floor underneath the seat cutting the fabric to the shape of the chair (ensuring that I left at least 4″ of extra fabric all around).
Then pulling very tightly, I covered the seat as you would do wrapping gift. As you hold the fabric tightly in place you will want to staple it to the seat starting with a corner. I stapled around the edges about every 2″ until I made it all the way around the seat.
You should use extra staples in the corners where the fabric folds/overlaps. You can use your scissors to cut any excess fabric above the staple line if you wish.
Not too shabby if I can say so myself! A much needed update.I liked the results so much that I decided to recover a few more chairs with the remaining aqua fabric as well as some of my remaining sunburst fabric (that I used on the curtains awhile back).