chair-ish the thought

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one of the things S has taught me is the power of DIY. how you don’t always have to settle for something’s original shape, color, size, design. with a little ingenuity and a trip to home depot, you can transform almost anything -from wall color to light fixtures and everywhere in between.

our latest endeavor -or i should say, his latest endeavor was swapping out the fabric on my two upholstered dining room chairs. having purchased the shabby chic dining room set from an antique store in fallbrook years ago, at the time, the seller had offered to recover the chairs to match my once “beachy” aesthetic, settling on a paisley print of greens, yellows, and blues. but now that we’ve been making strides on transferring over the color palette to a more neutral one filled with natural colors, blacks, and greys, i figured it was time that the dining room furniture followed suit.

this weekend, S and i made a trip to our local joann craft store. with a wide selection of fabric -moderately priced at that -we scoured the racks for a print that evoked the farmhouse aesthetic of chip and joanna gaines we’re so desperately trying to emulate. it was a typical case of goldilocks -some were too this, others too that, we found reasons to rule out a number of designs until finally landing upon a grey and white almost honeycomb pattern that at $6.99 per yard, was not only appealing to the eye, but to the pocketbook as well. we scooped up two yards and ventured home to make the transformation.

having cut the fabric into two square pieces, S then removed the existing fabric and recovered each cushion with the new design, using a trusty staple gun to hold everything in place. in a matter of a few hours and for less than $20, both chairs were fully transformed.

here was the end result:









we are both so pleased with how the chairs turned out! another win for team DIY and another step forward in completing #operationredecoration.

  • Andrea Culver
    July 8, 2015

    The chair looks so good, like a totally new chair! S is so handy, creative and talented. You are too 🙂 xo

  • Aunt Teresa
    July 11, 2015

    I love the spruced up look. The pattern breaks up the plain neutral gray. It’s very nice.

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