I've been busy with a fabric redo of my dining room chairs. This is how you can get a new look for your drab tired looking chairs without spending a lot of money.
My inspiration started with a 40% off coupon from Joanne Fabrics that I found here ( Thank you Brenda!)
I set out on my journey, coupon in hand, called my best friend ( my mom) and headed over to see what I could find. I knew I wanted something with blue (my favorite color). Choosing the fabric was the most difficult part of this simple project. I fell in love with a few different types of fabric and couldn't decide which to go with.
For this project I used 4 1/2 yards of fabric to cover six chairs. The total cost was $28.00 with the coupon. Not bad at all.
Oh! because I changed the fabric on the chairs I had to purchase new curtains to complete the look. I found new curtains at Home Goods at $16.00 for the pair.
Here is my step by step transformation from drab to fabTools you'll need: measuring tape, scissors, screw driver, staple gun.
The first step was to take the cushions off. ( I did one chair at a time.) Next lay the fabric out, measure and cut to size. Leave at least 2" extra to allow for any mistakes. This is the first time I attempted this kind of project.
Once I measured and cut, I put the cushion on top of the fabric with the front side of the cushion facing me and pulled the fabric tightly over and gave it one staple in the middle. Then I did the same for the back and the sides. Once each side had one staple, I went back to the front of the cushion and stapled along the edge out to each corner leaving one inch between each staple. Leave the corners for last and fold those over like your wrapping a present. Give the corners at least three staples. Trim any excess fabric.
Don't worry if it doesn't look perfect. Remember no one will see under the chair. (Let's hope not a least.)
Grab your screw driver and screw it back on the chair. That's it!! Now only five more to go.
And now I have 6 new beautiful chairs that cost only $28.00
Here is how the chairs look dressed in their pretty new fabric
Now I think I'll invite friends over for some food and drinks
The table is set with blue and white plates
Crystal glasses, candles, beach glass & flour sack Towels
The three white shells are candle holders
I used beach glass instead of candles
Now after all that hard work I'm going to sit back and relax
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