Hosting Parties during the Holidays

During the holiday season, I adore hosting parties at my home. I always enjoy spending time with close friends and family members in a relaxed atmosphere. Are you already busily planning upcoming events at your home? Consider making your house look amazing when visitors arrive by hiring a professional cleaning service. A cleaning service can complete tedious chores such as vacuuming your carpets, mopping your hardwood floors, cleaning your oven, and dusting your furniture. On this blog, I hope you will discover the benefits of hiring a cleaning service before your guests are expected to arrive. Your home can be a spotless party paradise.

How To Restore A Fabric-Seated Wooden Chair


Several decades ago, wooden chairs with upholstered fabric seats were considered very stylish. A lot of these chairs are still around today, but if you have one, you may have noticed that it's looking a bit old and tattered. Luckily, restoring it to good condition is not as hard as you might think. Just follow these steps.

Step 1: Replace the Upholstery

Visit a local fabric store, and look for a thick, durable material that you like for the chair seat. Corduroy tends to work well, as do patterned canvas fabrics. You should also buy a large piece of foam that measures about two inches thick and is at least as big -- if not bigger than -- the chair seat.

Remove the seat from the chair. Usually, the seat is just held down by a nail or two, so you should be able to pry it off easily. Pull out the staples or little nails that hold the fabric onto the wooden board that forms the seat. Discard this fabric and any stuffing that comes loose.

Cut your foam piece to the size of the chair seat, using scissors or a pen knife. Then cut the fabric to the size of the seat, plus 4 inches on each side. Place the fabric upside down on the floor, place the foam on top of this, and place the wooden seat base on top of the foam. Then, working on one side at a time, pull the fabric up and around the foam and staple it to the wooden seat base.

Step 2: Freshen Up the Wood

You can purchase wood stain in marker-like dispensers that are meant for addressing nicks and scuffs on furniture. Use one of these markers, in the color closest to that of the wood, to color any such marks. Then, give the wood a good coating of furniture polish to spiffy it up.

Step 3: Re-Attach the Seat

Nailing the seat back in place is difficult, but luckily there's an easier option that will make life easier if you ever decide to re-upholster the seat again. Cut a couple of strips of Velcro, and place one side on the bottom of the seat and the other side on the chair where the seat rests. Velcro the seat into place. It should stay firmly in place as you sit on the chair, and if it ever becomes loose, all you need to do is replace the Velcro.  

For more help restoring your fabric-seated chairs, contact a company like Wood's Cleaning & Restoration.


2 March 2017