Recovering the Car Center Console Armrest

Hello! Since winter in Florida means one can finally do things outdoors without sweating buckets, the whim has taken me to a much needed re-upholstery job… the armrest in my car desperately needed recovering… UGH!

Of course, it was over 10 years old and the previous owner had dogs. The question was… would I be able to do it?

Let’s take it apart and see… a few screws later reveals just some fabric tucked around the frame with a light foam batting.

I went to JoAnn Fabrics and found a soft faux leather remnant, then traced the old piece with a sharpie on the back of the fabric and cut it out.

I placed down the new batting and stretched the faux leather over the frame, using E6000 adhesive on the under side. Some binder clips secured it in place while drying.

Screw it back in and voilà – a brand new soft and comfy arm rest that’s easy to clean!

Have you been thinking about trying something like this? If I can do it, you can, too!



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