Okay, it's not that hard, but if you've never recovered a seat cushion before, here's how to do it:
When I posted about my dining room transformation, I asked you not to look at the two head chairs with the non-complimentary blue chair cushions.
I was looking for some neutral fabric to recover those chairs. I thought about using a dropcloth because it would match the curtains and would be inexpensive. I kind of wanted fabric with a little more texture, however. I lucked up and found the perfect fabric at Old Time Pottery for about 5 bucks a yard. (They had some great designer fabrics there that pretty much made me want to redo my entire house, but I refrained.)
So, here's how you recover a chair:
1. Cut your fabric. Remember to leave enough room to fold it over the cushion with extra fabric to spare.
2. Start by pulling the fabric taught (but not so tight that the shape of the cushion changes) and put one staple in the middle of each side. Staple top, bottom and then side to side.
There are 2 options for corners. You can do a gathered corner or a pleated corner.