Anyway, this is just preamble to why I have a "set" of five diner-style chairs from God knows when that my dad or grampa bought for something like $5 a piece. While attempting to "research" this post, I discovered that you can buy a similar style chair from Williams-Sonoma for hundreds of dollars. However, I'm just trying to figure out how to actually hang onto these chairs without having a formica table to go with them. I have a theory that I could pair them with a nice simple rectangular table and that would work ok.
But before I can do that, I have to re-upholster the chairs. Here is what they look like right now:
So I figure I have to go through the following steps with these chairs:
- Determine how much upholstery is required. I feel like this would be a good time to use my optimization problem skills, but HAHAHA YEAH RIGHT LIKE I REMEMBER ANY OF THAT.
- Buy materials and tools. I definitely need upholstery, plus the actual cushions in the chairs will need replacing as well. I think I also need to get a small stapler and maybe some other items.
- Take the chairs apart and straighten/buff up the legs. I need help for this step, so I'm hoping to borrow my dad for one weekend.
- Actually reupholster the chairs.