Re-cover a Lane cedar chest seat in a matter of minutes. I will show you how the padded seat is attached to the chest and how easy it is to remove.
HOW TO RE-COVER A LANE CEDAR CHEST SEAT
FABRIC FOR THE PROJECT
This is the fabric for the makeover. It has a raised design and almost looks like cross-stitch. I remember even the remnant piece I bought was pretty pricey but I couldn’t resist the colors and the beautiful texture.
The top of the chest is two pieces, the padded seat and the wood top. The base or the part that the fabric is attached to is not made of real wood.
2. REMOVE THE OLD FABRIC COVER
The first time I re-covered the seat I left the original fabric in place and just added the layer of blue fabric. Unless you are using a really thick fabric to re-cover the seat leaving the original fabric on the seat isn't a problem.
3. RECOVER THE FABRIC SEAT.
Lay the seat upside down on the wrong side of the fabric and cut the fabric. Cut the piece of fabric large enough so you can fold it over the edges of the seat and staple it to the backside of the seat.
CUT THE FABRIC TO SIZE
I usually cut a much larger piece of fabric than needed. Better too much fabric than too little. It's easy to trim the excess fabric later.