Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Chair Recovery

The chairs in our kitchen have been annoying me for quite some time. It's not that they aren't functioning or aren't good enough as they are. They were free, and for that I'm grateful. It's just that they needed a little face lift to look more, I don't know, updated.

I like flea markets and thrifting as much as the next crafty girl, but in my heart of hearts, I really am a sucker for Crate and Barrel. I found these dishtowels on sale there the other day and I instantly knew that they could find a happy home "reupholstering" our kitchen chairs. They were the perfect size, color, and weight for re-covering the chairs...hardly your average dishtowel.

Of course, I wouldn't mind if they were a darker stain, but beggars can't be choosers. My updated chairs make me smile every time I pass the table!

13 comments:

MeganBritt said...

I don't know if I've ever told you how much I love your blog... but I do! And your chairs!

Jen said...

So cute!

Rachel Burton said...

I love repurposing materials like that! And your blog is really fun. I like to sew, but only feel confident doing straight lines, so I've done curtains, pillows, duvets, and a quilt. I had one disastrous go of it with a dress pattern once. Your blog is an inspiration!

linnea (Johnson) Bergstrom said...

love the napkins you chose. it looks great.

Amy said...

Nicely done!

Melissa said...

Your creativity makes my head spin. Napkins?! Seriously, you deserve a cape and a tiara. A quilted cape that you create, of course. ;)

Baba said...

They look great and if they make you smile then it's all good. Great Job!

Liz said...

I know that I have thought many times about recovering things to update them (my mom did it all the time growing up) but I never would have looked at pretty dish towels and thought to put them on my chairs. Brilliant!

Amylouwho said...

I love repurposing linens. I made pillows for my couches out of placemats and napkins!

I'm in the process of redoing my outdoor cafe table and chairs. Isn't it nice to just freshen something up? It's a lot cheaper than buying something completely new.

VeggieAmanda said...

The chairs look great! Very pretty napkins. It is wonderful that you have taken something old and have made it new. That is a great way to recycle!

Anonymous said...

Your chairs love great, nice choice of fabric. And your blog is really good. Lots of fun to read. Thanks for sharing.

carol said...

ditto to megan's comment. :)

Sarah H said...

Isn't it cool to freshen up your home with simple means? The chairs look great!