The first thing I had to do was take the cushion off the chair piece. It was pretty easy and I used a power tool! Woot woot! There were just four screws in each cushion so it didn't take long to get them off.
Next it was time to get ready to re-cover. I'd purchased a yard of fabric and luckily it was the perfect size for the two cushions. I measured it up and then cut the fabric in half. I'm good at that kind of measuring!
I used a staple gun to attach the fabric. It was quick and I managed to not staple any fingers down so I deemed it a success! To staple I laid the cushion in the middle of my fabric piece and stapled in the middle of the front and back. After this I flipped the cushion to check things out. This is my first time recovering anything so I wanted to make sure things were looking okay! Everything seemed in order so I continued stapling the front and back and then got to the corners. What I determined to be the best method for the corners was to fold the fabric like you're wrapping a gift. It worked well, you just have to make sure that you pull the fabric down tight so you don't get any bunches. Nobody likes a fabric bunch! :)
Sorry I don't have a ton of stapling photos. It was a little difficult to man a staple gun and the camera! Anyway, after I finished stapling I trimmed the excess fabric off and then reattached the cushion to the chair. Walah! Done!
I hope these cushions will hold up against all our eating for years to come. And beyond the fabric hiding stains better, I also think they look prettier now. And prettier is awesome! I'm thinking about painting the wood too but I'm a little afraid. We'll see what happens with that. But I'm happy with the result and it was an easy project to tackle. Anyone else recover anything? Do you think I should paint my stools? Let me know!