So I FINALLY managed to re-upholster our dining table chairs. We’ve had the table for over a year now – an old teak G plan table and chairs from my Granma’s house – and I have LOATHED the pink velvet chair coverings for that entire time but secretly been very intimidated about doing anything about it.
One horrible day at work and the desire to feel like I’d achieved something, anything, that day and voila, new chair covers in under 2 hours 🙂 In fact most of that time was spent removing the horrific old covers! I used an IKEA fabric (only £4.99 a metre) and probably used only about £8 worth of fabric doing this.
My re-upholstery was by no means perfect/following any kind of instructions, but it has worked and I’m more than happy with the results…of course, the moment my mother sat down on one, she HAD to point out the staple she could feel round the bottom edge – but that’s what mothers are for isn’t it? 😉
It’s funny how the chairs actually do look quite modern now!
In other news we have now got built-in shelves in the alcoves in the lounge, thanks to my lovely Dad, pictures to follow shortly (I have before and during but no after!) and I am progressing along nicely with all the pre-Christmas sewing projects, plenty to show in the New Year!
- Slip Covers for Upholstered Chairs and Sofas Custom made in fine fabrics: Needle Arts Guild – Call 845 549-3323 (nacientneedle.wordpress.com)
- How To: Reupholster a Bergere Chair Little Green Notebook (apartmenttherapy.com)
- A Pair O’ Chairs (budgetbungalow.wordpress.com)
- Slipcovered Dining Room Chairs (apartmenttherapy.com)