We bought this dining set in 2008 at an antique shop in Florida-it was the table, 8 chairs, a server, and the custom pads for the table. When we bought the chairs the seats were a dingy 70′s fabric so I recovered it in this blue and white patterned fabric shortly after we bought it. I liked it for a while but I needed a change, hence the drop cloth. Only one of the dining chairs had arms (which makes it the “fancy” chair in my mind), so I decided to try that one.
First I unscrewed the seat from the chair base.
Then I covered the fabric right over top the other however many layers of fabric are there! Be sure to pull the fabric tight and fold the corners neatly so it looks good from the top. A more thorough person than I might trim the fabric afterwards but that’s not my style!
So here is my fancy chair now. I think it looks a lot more classic now and I do like the drop cloth material. I’m still not sure what direction I’m going to take the dining room. I’ve even debating getting rid of the dining set all together and getting a piano and some wingback chairs to make more of a sitting room. I just know the room is not working now which is unfortunate since it is the first room you see when you walk in the front door. (“You” being my imaginary nonexistent guests I have over all the time.)
So what do you think? Better with drop cloth? Should I paint the chairs like I did the table? Anyone have ideas?