Monday, August 5, 2013

Chair Makeover

It was time to put new seat covers on my dining room chairs.  It's not easy finding fabrics anymore, not too many places to buy it.  Only craft shop that has a decent selection is JoAnn's and oh my goodness are they expensive for upholstery fabric!  

They have the beautiful designer material on sale right now for 50% off but that still means around $40 a yard on sale!  I don't think so.  They had a smaller selection of light weight upholstery fabrics for a nice price but I couldn't find anything I really liked and I didn't want to settle.

Purchasing online made me nervous, can't feel it or know if the colors were true to the photos.  Most places will send you swatches but even those are on the expensive side! Let's face it, go to eBay and you can find a good bargain.  I found so many fabrics that I just loved, it was hard to decide!  

I wanted to change these:

Into something fun and funky retro.  This is the fabric I finally decided on:

And this is what happened to my chairs:

And I had just enough to make a matching tablecloth!


Jennie said...

Oh I just adore a great makeover! They look fabulous- the pattern is rad and a matching tablecloth? Too cool!!!!

VintageVendor said...

Love the fabric you chose. I bet it goes nicely with your new chairs! Your matching table cloth looks wonderful!

Julie said...

Love your fabric choice on your chairs! Very retro and cool!!!