I’ve been getting the itch again lately to return back to my normal routine of switching things up in the house again. That itch to freshen things up.
To simplify things.
One thing that has been major bugging me is the nasty fabric seats of some of our chairs that our toddlers have occupied with God only knows what kind of “food” over the past couple of years. I finally made the leap to add a bench to one side of our farmhouse table (more on that later), so I could put the toddler seat away (for a year at least) and recover those nasties with fresh fabric for my adult friends who don’t appreciate petrified applesauce on their behinds. 🙂
I’ve used these tea towels (came in a two pack from Homegoods) as cafe curtains for awhile now and I love them. But that itch to change things has struck, so down they came since I noticed they looked to be about the exact size I’d need for the chairs.
Super simple to recover chairs – literally this is the most idiot proof DIY you can do. I can do it. So that means you can.
Look at that non-neutral blue fabric. SO not me. I know.
Grab yourself some scrap fabric (or tea towels hanging from your windows), scissors (if you need them) and an upholstery staple gun, turn on The Bachelor (or your reality show of choice), and get brand new seat cushions in a matter of minutes.
I love the finished product.
SO much better.
PS your chairs do NOT need to be fancy. In fact, if you have little ones, I actually recommend LESS fancy. All of our farmhouse chairs were Craigslist finds, not more than $25/each and each chair received new fabric and a fresh coat of white paint.
I sort of dig the mismatched, yet matching because they’re all white thing. But you do as you please.