We’ve had these cherry wood dining chairs since we moved into our first apartment together back in 2006. It was the first piece of furniture we co-purchased, so it was a pretty big deal and it’s followed us in all of our many moves. The table is pretty banged up and since it’s counter-height, it’s not very convenient for pulling up an extra chair or using a high char at it, so we’ve banished it to the basement. The chairs, on the other hand, have found a temporary home at our kitchen island. I say temporary because the cherry wood doesn’t really go with the rest of our house, but they are the right height and allow us to use the island until I find (or can afford) the perfect chairs.
The chairs came with this boring, off-white fabric and after all these years, is pretty dingy and stained.
The other night I finally got tired of staring at the icky fabric and thought it was time for a quick re-do. I pulled out the staple gun, scissors and a drill and got to work.
I snagged some great ‘scraps’ of fabric when we’d clean out the prop/sample closet during my days at Country Home and I love digging through them to find something for a quick and dirty DIY project.
I had an aqua blue Jane Churchill ikat fabric hadn’t found a home in this house yet, but I thought it would complement the curtain above the kitchen sink and the dark blue fabric on the dining chairs in the adjoining room.
The bright blue really adds a nice pop of color against the white backdrop of the island – and the chairs even look better without the tired, off-white seats.