Adding a bit of flair to your home doesn’t necessarily have to involve designer price tags and luxury department stores. In fact, with a bit of creativity, vision, and a staple gun, you can craft some beautiful pieces on your own. Delve into some DIY projects you can try to make the most of your favorite spaces.
Craft a DIY Farmhouse Chair
First up on our list of cool DIY projects to try with a staple gun is a quaint and cushioned farmhouse-style chair. This is an excellent piece to start with if you’ve never reupholstered anything before, as the materials needed are few and easy to use. In fact, all you need to pull this off are the following:
- A staple gun
- Your favorite fabric
- A cushion and a chair
- A piece of thin wood or plastic
You don’t need anything fancy for this project. But we will say—if you’ve never used a staple gun before, it’s always wise to consider a few things about staple guns before buying one. This will ensure that the tool you select is up to the task.
Ensure that your chair has good bones and choose a beautiful and durable fabric. After squaring away your tools and materials, it’s time to get to work. Measure and cut your materials to fit the dimension of your cushion.
Then, position the fabric to hug your cushion and place the thin piece of wood or plastic under the pillow. Use sewing pins to keep it in place. Next, take out your staple gun and carefully secure the fabric to the bottom of the cushion.
After, you might want to paint or re-stain the chair. But once that’s dry, you can place the cushion on the seat of your new chair and enjoy!
Create a Bold Headboard
This next project is practical for those with dingy headboards needing sprucing up. So take this opportunity to reupholster it with a bold new fabric.
Reupholstering a headboard is relatively simple as long as you have a staple gun and staple hammer. You’ll also need some measuring tape, scissors, and a fabric that you love. Then, it’s a matter of following a few simple steps:
#1. Remove the headboard from behind your bed
#2. Measure its dimensions
#3. Cut and measure your fabric to fit your headboard
#4. Position the material so that it’s taut around the board
#5. Start securing the fabric with your staple gun
Be sure to have a staple hammer ready if you need to adjust or resecure anything. Then, once you’ve secured the fabric to your headboard, place it back behind your bed and enjoy your unique and dynamic new backdrop.
Fashion a Windowsill Seat Cushion
Our last cool DIY project to try with a staple gun is simple and will transform any windowsill in your home into an elegant feature. This project is fantastic for those whose homes already include large windowsills. But for those with extra window space, it works just as well. For this, you’ll need:
- Cushion materials, including fabric and stuffing
- A staple gun and a thin piece of wood
Plus, if you don’t have a built-in seat for your windowsill, you also need a bench that fits the dimensions of the area you plan to put it in. Once you have all your materials, it’s time to assemble your cushion and enjoy your new window seating!
We hope this quick guide has inspired some projects you can do to spruce up all your favorite spaces. No matter what project you choose to go with, ensure you have the proper tools and materials. And remember to have some fun!