My latest project….recovering the dining room chairs has taken me on a trip down memory lane….so I hope you don’t mind traveling there with me before I show you the project!
The house we lived in before we moved to Sweetwater had no formal dining room.
I resigned myself to the fact that this room in our new home would remain empty until our budget could accommodate the expense of dining room furniture….
Now even though there was no Craig’s list….our favorite furniture store had a discount area called “The Odds and Ends Room”…and we were frequent visitors there.
On a visit shortly after our move…. we found a great Thomasville dining room table that was big enough to seat 10…..for a great price!
I found an image of a similar table so you can see the way it looked when we bought it!
A few weeks later we found “almost” matching chairs…..at a discount furniture store for an amazing $40 per chair……they had ugly beige nubby fabric on them….but they were $40 a chair!
The first fix was to recover the chairs with fabric that looked nice with the federal blue walls….
Can you believe how “country” this fabric is?
But the colors were versatile and looked nice with the beige lacquered wood….hey…..it was the ’90s!!!
The walls got painted a creamy brown….and the “country” fabric on the chairs looked so so!!!!
I was thrilled to learn her tricks…
Making the pattern by pinning and trimming….made the process “almost” easy….
And the technique for sewing the chair seat to the back with a “tuck in” piece…
You really need to read her tutorial…..it is awesome!
I have one chair almost done….and the pattern pieces cut for two more….Here is a sneak peak of the first chair almost done except for some hand finishing….
Mary- I really like that fabric. It will go with just about anything. That is a big undertaking but at least you have taken the first step. I have a couple of projects I need to get at, too. xo Diana
Love the new look and transformation taking shape on your dining room. It Looks Awesome!
The chair looks wonderful in the new fabric, the circles in those colors, a little geometric is all the rage and yours is a great choice, I am sure your gonna get a lot of use out of these and they look fab with your new wall color…
This is gorgeous fabric and my hat is off to you in regards to your sewing talent!
They are lovely. Budget is how we decorate around here too.
I love how you were able to keep this furniture set going strong for nearly 20 years! I feel like I need a new dining room table every other year. I will have to try out some new projects now, thank you for the inspiration! Thanks for linking up with Messy Moms Messy Monday!
Danielle from Messy Moms Radio