Originally this was going to be the last post in the 10 Tasks in 10 Days Challenge, but I’ve just been too excited to show it. Ever since I picked up these chairs (for free!) I’ve wanted to recover the different golf plaid patterns with something fresh and bright.
I found this amazing canvas fabric from Tonic Living, a Toronto based company (they also made my striped futon cover)
Using the same process as I did last year with my old chairs, I removed the seat from the chair frame and stapled the new upholstery right over the old stuff and then add some black felt on the bottom to cover the ends. Then it was just a matter of screwing back on the seat to the frame. I did it all while watching a movie (Sunshine Cleaning!) so it doesn’t take very long, but my hands were aching from the staple gun afterwards.
Voila! Look at the difference between the two chairs. (I don’t know why it is showing them as two different wood tones, but they’re the same). What a difference that little bit of vibrant fabric made to the entire room. I bought the fabric for all four chairs for less than $15 and I still have some leftovers for a couple of other little projects.
Wow…everything is looking great! You sure are busy. Have a great day! Mel
Sarah Tremblay says
I really liked the fabric you used for covering the chairs. It really goes well with the surroundings.