|I started with a chair exactly like this! Eww!|
|Sorry for the bad picture! 4 screws only! So easy!|
Once the backing is off, you'll see that the original cloth is only stapled on and that's exactly what you are going to do. Measure out your fabric. I cut mine very generously, but in hindsight, I probably didn't have to waste so much. If the cloth has a pattern, make sure you center the pattern before you cut.
Spray the glue directly onto the original fabric and lay your new pretty fabric on top, adjusting for the pattern. The glue is to make sure you get the indent of the original pad, not so much for sticking the cloth down to the pad. However I did notice that the glue helped keep the cloth in place when I was stapling.
Now, turn it over and start stapling. You need to make little gathers on the curves of the pad. Make sure to press the stapler tight against the chair. I didn't always remember and so the staples didn't always take. Make sure the fabric stays smooth on the pad side.
Once your finished stapling, cut the fabric so that none of the holes for the plastic backing or the screws are covered.
|Cut around all the holes.|