Amazing and Fun DIY Staple Gun Projects Introduction

Let’s face it, there are some tasks in life that could get done with more efficiency and with less effort by using a staple gun. From small tasks like securing flyers to telephone poles to larger jobs such as laying down and securing carpet padding. But let’s be honest here after the carpet is laid and your flyers are hung, your staple gun becomes nothing short of a paper weight, taking up room in your tool box. So I decided to create a list of some awesome DIY staple gun projects that would get my staple gun out of the tool box and back into commission.

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#1 Re-Cushioning Table Chairs

I like to try and stay ahead with my finances in today’s ever-fluctuating economy so I don’t have money set aside to go out and buy new table chairs when the cushions start to look worn. Instead, I decided to put my staple gun to good use and re-cushion my table chairs on my own.

This comes in first on my list of staple gun projects because in a few easy steps, my entire kitchen looks better, which makes me feel great without having to break the bank. My chairs were plain wood and didn’t include fabric or padding but if you already have padding and fabric simply remove it and clean the chair properly. Cut your padding and/or fabric to the size you need, allowing a couple inches of extra fabric on all sides. While keeping the fabric taunt and tight, fold the fabric around the sides to the bottom and staple it down and in place to the underside of the chair. Wah-La, you have what looks like a set brand new table chairs. As an added bonus, you get to pick the fabric that best matches your interior designs and taste, not to mention, as the style within your home changes, so can the fabric on your chairs.

Source: http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Re-upholster-Chairs-Using-a-Staple-Gun/

#2 Make a Scratch Post for Your Cats

I was visiting a friend the other day and I was quite amused by her cat climbing up and down the post she had just purchased. I love my cats but come on now, I am not going to shell out money on expensive cat trees and scratching posts when common sense says I can make it myself. This was one of the easiest staple gun projects yet, plus I was able to recycle some of the extra carpeting we didn’t use in the boys bedroom last month. I found some scrap wood 2×4’s on someone’s curb ready to be trashed, loaded it up and brought it home. I cut a square base, but it can be round, just be sure it’s big enough to balance the post once your cats start pouncing and climbing on it. Then I centered a vertical 2×4 with some wood glue. Once that was nice and dry I wrapped it up with the extra carpeting, stapled it down thoroughly and wouldn’t you know it…..one man’s trash turned out to be a real treasure. You’re going to love how your home made cat tree turns out, not to mention your cats will have something other than your sofa to scratch and climb on.

I found some scrap wood 2×4’s on someone’s curb ready to be trashed, loaded it up and brought it home. I cut a square base, but it can be round, just be sure it’s big enough to balance the post once your cats start pouncing and climbing on it. Then I centered a vertical 2×4 with some wood glue. Once that was nice and dry I wrapped it up with the extra carpeting, stapled it down thoroughly and wouldn’t you know it…..one man’s trash turned out to be a real treasure. You’re going to love how your home made cat tree turns out, not to mention your cats will have something other than your sofa to scratch and climb on.

Source: http://www.thecatsite.com/t/70558/building-a-cat-tree

#3 Turn an Old Coffee Table into a Bench

If you have children or pets you know the wear and tear that is ever inflicted upon your coffee and end tables. From nicks and chips to scratches and water marks, eventually they start to look really rough and very old. For this reason, we all end up purchasing new ones but why let the damaged one go to waste? Why trash it when you can transform it into a beautiful custom bench? The process is quite simple. It’s pretty much the same steps you would take to re-cushion the table chairs. First you want to clean it up, don’t worry about sanding down rough spots as its all getting covered any ways. Then you measure and cut your choice of fabric and/or padding and finally, you staple it all in place. Be sure to staple on the under-side of the table so the staples don’t show and you’re back in business with a brand new bench for your front room or sun porch. I promise, you’re going to love it.

First you want to clean it up, don’t worry about sanding down rough spots as its all getting covered any ways. Then you measure and cut your choice of fabric and/or padding and finally, you staple it all in place. Be sure to staple on the under-side of the table so the staples don’t show and you’re back in business with a brand new bench for your front room or sun porch. I promise, you’re going to love it.

Source: http://www.doityourself.com/stry/turn-a-coffee-table-into-a-bench-seat

#4 Table Skirting

I love adding texture and style to my life through fabrics. One of my favorite staple gun projects is making table skirts for my two sons’ bedrooms. You can have a lot of run with this project and the themes are pretty much endless.

We started off by taking their night-stand tables and cleaning them off from dust and other childhood debris. Then I let each of my boys choose their own fabric pattern and color to suite their individual taste. After that, I held the fabric up to where it would be fastened to the table and measure my length from table top to floor. This will be different for everyone depending on the height of your table and how low you want your skirt to hang. Then I held the fabric in place on the underside of the table and I let the boys, under my watchful eye, staple the fabric in place, paying special attention to the corner. If you are good with safety pins or sewing needles, you can even add in some pleats for a more textured effect. This staple gun project turned out fantastic and really added some character to each of the boys’ rooms. Don’t limit yourself to just your children’s rooms, this idea can be used for wedding reception tables, baby shower tables,

If you are good with safety pins or sewing needles, you can even add in some pleats for a more textured effect. This staple gun project turned out fantastic and really added some character to each of the boys’ rooms. Don’t limit yourself to just your children’s rooms, this idea can be used for wedding reception tables, baby shower tables, pot luck picnics and many others. Get creative here with pleats and ruffles and you will have yourself one unique and awesome looking table skirt.

No Sew Table Skirt Tutorial

Source : http://www.southernliving.com/home-garden/decorating/simple-skirted-table

Conclusion

As you can see, there are some really great staple gun projects you can do all by yourself to brighten your environment and put life back into worn out, household items. The ideas and possibilities are endless and you can have a lot of fun doing them by yourself or with your children. I hope this list opens up your eyes to money saving tips and some great do-it-yourself ideas. Let me know what you think of this staple gun projects list and if you have some ideas of your own let me know by leaving me a comment in the comments section. Don’t forget to like us and share this list with all your friends to help them bring a little “WOW” into their own homes. Be sure to watch for my next DIY list and let me know if you have an idea of a DIY list that you want to see.

I hope this list opens up your eyes to money saving tips and some great do-it-yourself ideas. Let me know what you think of this staple gun projects list and if you have some ideas of your own let me know by leaving me a comment in the comments section. Don’t forget to like us and share this list with all your friends to help them bring a little “WOW” into their own homes. Be sure to watch for my next DIY list and let me know if you have an idea of a DIY list that you want to see.

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My name is James F. Core , and I write this blog. Staple guns are a great tool to have for Your DIY projects that require stapling. I hope this guide to apply the information that you find to make an informed buying decision. Thanks for stopping by.

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