How to upholster a chair and choose the suitable fabric

Removing the old upholstery and replacing it can bring the old chairs back to life. New upholstery is a perfect way to make sure that the old chairs are still matching a new room.

Of course, you will need new upholstery for the chairs and the sofas, From time to time. In addition, the renewal is very important to feel comfortable.

The tools and steps you are going to need if you want to start the upholstery:

Use a staple remover. A tool serves to remove staples from upholstery.

It is available online or in specialized stores.

Remove tacks, pins and any other sharp object. and then put them in a plastic bag to throw them away to avoid any injuries.

Use pliers to take off the staples so, turn it slightly while pulling to remove it from the wood. Continue until you remove them all.

Lift the fabric from the seat, backrest, and armrests.

Mark the fabric with letters to show where you removed it. So, it will be easy when you have to make the same shapes as the same size.

Drawing a pattern of the chair relative to the panels you remove will help you. so you can match the letter or number to each piece.

Take note of folds, fins. So you know how to reproduce them when you create new parts.

If you want to keep the padding, lift it slightly.

Try to keep it intact and do not break it.

Cut the padding that glued to the chair. Use a knife with a long blade like a pocketknife. Pass it along the gluing and cut as precisely as possible.

Check the base of the chair to know if it needs some fixes or not.

Repair is something you cannot absolutely avoid. otherwise, you risk breaking in the future.

How to choose the appropriate fabric:

The fabric must be resistant to withstand continuous use like

Cotton: the heavy one is suitable for home use.

Linen: A resistant fabric can withstand light to medium use.

Jacquard: it is a mix of cotton with synthetic like nylon or polyester for reinforcement. It can bear various levels of use.

Leather:  it is resistant to water and strong.  It is not suitable for hot places.

Velvet: strong and soft, it lasts a long time. But it is laborious to clean.

Measure the new fabric.

Use the old fabric to make the new ones. Simply place each piece of old fabric on the new fabric and using chalk to mark the new cloth, so to be easy to cut it.

After that cut the fabrics and make sure that all the measurements are correct.

Replace the fabrics where you removed them.

Use a stapler to put the new fabrics and keep the new fabric in shape. Pull so that you can’t find any creases.

Now you have a new chair. Enjoy it.

Make beautiful decoration using old bottles and jars

We usually throw bottles or jars. So, we do not know how to make them useful.

We will teach you how to make wonderful items to decorate your house. At the lowest possible cost by some bottles and jars, that we often dump in the garbage.

We will introduce some simple and inexpensive ideas for you to renew your house. Above all, certainly, the others will admire your house.

Tools and the materials needed:



First, wash the bottles, and then dry them well.

Secondly, cover the table with newspaper papers or any unused cloth.

Put the bottles on the table and spray them

After finishing, wait until the spray dries completely.

Put some roses in the bottles.

Now you have beautiful vases as shown in the following picture.

Some ideas:

You can put the plant in a broken bottle and get a beautiful vase.

Use empty, colored bottles and put the flowers inside them. Or keep them as they are to show something graceful inside. They could be sands, pebbles, twigs, white snails.

Mix some colored threads and wrap them around the bottle. In addition, you can put the lighting inside.

Use a bottle or jar as a bird feeder. So, put it on the window and enjoy watching the birds.

Glass has the characteristic of hardness and resistance. We can use bottles to build a fence inside the garden of the house. In addition, put light on it.

Bottles are easy to use it to delimit the paths in the garden or pot holders of the vegetable garden.

Use jars to decorate your house

First idea: Make a beautiful chandelier from jars



Electrical wires.


Perforated metal rings.


Make a small hole in the jar’s cover to pass the electrical wire and make sure not to enlarge the hole so as not to drop the jar.

Pass the electrical wire. Then Install the lamb in the cover.

Close the jars with their own cover.

Hang the jars and make the wires in different lengths to get a beautiful chandelier.

After that, turn the bulbs on.

The second idea:

You can color the jars and use them to put small things inside, like buttons. In addition, you can use them in the bathroom and the kitchen to put whatever you want Inside them.


First, paint the jars in different colors

Secondly, Write on them or paint to make them beautiful.

Now you have a lot of jars with many of the labels you want.

You will get what you want easily ,Also save time and effort.

Some advice and steps to paint your house by yourself

Have you ever thought to paint your house by yourself?

We will provide you with essential information to help and make it easy.

Painting needs effort but it is not impossible if you follow some advice. The result is worth your effort.

When can I paint my house?

Spring is the ideal season to change your house’s colors.

What should I do before painting?

Take your time to prepare your house. First, move the furniture to the center. Put old sheets or rags under the legs of sofas, chairs, tables and other furniture. In this way, it will be possible to move them without difficulty and without scratching the floor.

Secondly, cover everything. for example, cover the furniture and the floor with plastic sheets. Also, You can use canvas drop cloths.

Likewise, cover the ceiling light with the big plastic bag and set up a work light.

And, protect switches with tape. In addition, vacuum the dust and clean the walls.

What should I buy?

Buy good materials. And, choose high- quality rollers and brushes that do not lose hairs. So, this will give you a much better result. In addition, buy the most expensive paint. It will give you the best coverage and you will be able to wash the wall without taking the paint with it.

You will need:

Comfortable clothes for work.

Gloves and mask.

Damp rag.

Adhesive paper tape.

Sheets of cardboard, you can also use old tablecloths and old sheets.


putty knife.



Paint rollers.

Good quality brushes.

High-quality paint.

Some steps before painting:

First, you should repair the walls from holes or cracks. For instance, use spackling for the small holes. And use Joint compound for the big holes.

Spread the spackling and the joint with a putty knife.  Let it dry and then smooth the wall using sandpaper. After that, clean the wall with the damp rag.

Secondly, measure all the walls you want to paint to check the best amount of paint to buy.

For example:

The height and the width of the walls.

The length and the width of the floor that corresponds to the ceiling.

Buy a small amount of paint to test the color on the wall. if you like the color you can buy the rest of the quantity.

Start painting:

Start painting from difficult points to take advantage of the hours with the best light. Also at the beginning of work, you will be more focused and precise.

Start from the corners between walls and between walls and ceiling with a brush.

When you have to kneel down or sit to paint the baseboards or the lower parts of the walls.

Put cushions under your knees. They are useful for not letting the cold penetrate into the knees.

Working in a clean environment gives mental serenity. So, This is important when dealing with an intense day of painting.

Dip the brush in the bucket.  And remove the excess paint by cleaning it on the edge of the bucket. if you use a roller you can clean it by rolling it on the special iron gratin.

In addition, too much paint is difficult to spread as well as increase the risk of leaking.

So, keep the handle of the brush and the roller clean during painting.

Keep a damp rag handy to clean the paint drops that can fall on the floor. to avoid footprints on the floor.

You can keep the rollers and the brushes in plastic bags, during the rest time.

After finishing the paint wash the tools and let them dry well. You can keep them for using another time.

Finally, enjoy the result.