Hey y’all! It’s Friday and we made it! I’ve been meaning to share a little project that I did a couple of months ago. I have a really old table and chairs set. Like really old. The original fabric is a really light cream color. Not ideal for everyday use. I’ve been saying for years I’d recover them but never did. I finally got it done. And it was super easy. I bought 1 yd of fabric and it was enough for 4 chairs with a little extra left. I’m thinking I’ll use the extra to make a valance one day.
My chairs were easy because I just had to undo the crews and the seats popped out. If yours aren’t like that, it may be a little more difficult. Once they were out, all I had to do was cut enough fabric to cover the seat, and staple the bottom using a heavy duty staple gun. Putting them back was another story. I had to get hubby to screw them back in for me. Of course leopard was my fabric of choice. Here’s a pic of what they look like now.
I didn’t take any pics of me actually doing the recovering but it really was just a matter of tugging the fabric tightly and stapling. Easy peasy. The hardest part was eyeballing the right amount of fabric to cut. I feel like I wasted a lot. I’m sure there’s a better way, like actually measuring!
As you can see, I’m mixing animal prints in my kitchen now, and that’s fine by me. I’m not a super matchy matchy person anyway.
If you’ve been thinking about recovering your chairs, just do it! And when you shop for fabric, check the clearance section first.
I absolutely love it! Leopard is one of my favorites too and I’m thinking about incorporating it into my kitchen also.
Thank you! Yes! You should do it.
Looks fab! Should do a before & after pic next time!!
I know!!! I hate I didn’t do that!