This past weekend, I helped a friend cover her dining room chairs. They are at least 30 years old.
Here are the "befores"...
Old, slightly faded fabric. The wood still looks pretty good.
We just unscrewed 4 screws under each seat, and took out hundreds of staples.
I also removed the old cording and peeled the old fabric off so that I could re-use it. I used a zipper foot to cover the cording with the new fabric- first time I've ever done this and it turned out great and was so easy!
Close-up of the cording...
We did six chairs and the final price was less than 40 bucks- beats buying new furniture!