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….