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How to protect your upholstered chairs from dirt and stains

As per the request of one of my favorite blog followers: here is a way to protect your fabric upholstered chairs from getting dirty and it is wonderful because you can even wipe it off!

You see a fun vintage solid wood chair I found. I love this chair. It even has lovely woodcarving! Lucky me for finding it! I painted it red and covered the seat with new fabric.

How to protect your upholstered chairs from dirt and stainsBut this fabric I chose is light in color. Do you really think it will survive my children (and me….) without getting smudged?
I think not !!! So I need to do something to protect the fabric.

Here is my plan of attack!
I bought some vinyl from the fabric store. I bought a whole yard, which is WAY too much, but I might need it again, so now I have it on hand.
How to protect your upholstered chairs from dirt and stainsMaterials needed:

  • vinyl, cut to size (larger than the seat)
  • staple gun

How to protect your upholstered chairs from dirt and stainsThat’s it! Just pull it tight as you cover the front and staple the back.

How to protect your upholstered chairs from dirt and stainsYou can’t even tell it has that sterile-looking plastic on the chair. OK, so when the light hits it just right you CAN tell, but that is totally worth it because I know the light-colored upholstery cotton fabric would last two weeks around here (maybe) until it would be brownish.

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