Monday, October 18, 2010

Adding pizzazz with fabric



How was your weekend?

We went apple picking... I'll show you pics later in the week.

Today I want to share with you my latest (ongoing, pain in the booty) project.

This is what my old dining room chairs looked like...

ewww... look at those gross stains


This the back of the chairs. Plain-jane-cream fabric 
(which I loved for a long time)


I added this taupe/khaki/greeny-chocolatey coloured fabric to the front...



And the seats.
(and I've protected the fabric with Scotchguard)


The Fabulous new back!


I tried to centre the fabric on the back of the chair frames.

Doesn't it add pizzazz??

Here's the before and after of the backs again...
 
BEFORE

AFTER
I still need to finish two of the chairs and then I'll show you the rest of the Dining Room.

What you think of my chairs so far??

I'm linking up to some of these parties.

12 comments:

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

I love this fabric! You did a great job and the chairs look amazing!

Bobbi Janay said...

I love the look.
I am stopping by from Making my Home Sing.
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MommaMindy said...

I think you are amazing! The chairs look great. I especially love the idea of using two different fabrics. It does really stand out. Great job! Martha Stewart would be jealous.

momstheword said...

Wow, they are beautiful! Love the fabric. We have some friends that have white cushions on their dining chairs. In the ten years that they've had them, they've only eaten in their dining room once (they said,) and they still have plastic on the chairs.


Thanks for linking up to Making Your Home Sing Monday!

Maridith @ Strictly Homemade said...

Wow that is beautiful!!! Great transformation. You will love this for a long time to come.

Becolorful said...

Isn't it fun to see what a punch of pattern and color will do. Love it.
Pam @ beColorful

Erin said...

I LOVE that fabric!!! It's just instantly made ho-hum chairs elegant!! Great job! :)

Janet said...

That fabric is awesome. It looks so good.

I am going to attempt to make slipcovers for my parsons chairs soon. I wish I had easy to recover dining chairs.

Great Job.

Janet

Biljana said...

Great makeover, it looks so beautiful:))
Hugs, Biljana

Kathy said...

Terrific makeover! It does add pizzaz to your chair - very elegant!
Well done!
Kathy

The DIY Show Off said...

Beautiful! I love the fabric you chose! What a gorgeous way to add pizzaz! ;) Thanks for linking up to the DIY Project Parade! I'm including a link to your chairs in tomorrow's highlights!

Roeshel

Steph said...

I love these. I would have never thought to have different fabric on the backs but it absolutely works and adds such a great touch.

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