We were at a friend's house Tuesday for a play date and I happened to notice her kitchen chairs. I don't remember what they looked like before, but they were so cute that I immediately noticed they were new. Being the good friend that she is, she offered the rest of the roll to me. And being the cheap-scape that I am, I took it :) The fabric is laminated (wipeable) cotton from fabric.com, perfect for kitchen chairs that have kids sitting in them daily. I was so excited! But when I sat down to start the redo process, I realized I didn't have enough fabric to cover all four chairs. Oh, the horror! I was so disappointed.
Already in the DIY mood, I headed to my fabric drawer to see what I could find. Last summer Busy had a sprinkler birthday party in the backyard and I had covered the food tables with fun fabrics. I found one that I thought looked good in the room and got to work. I sprayed the fabric lightly with Scotch Guard to prevent some stains, then cut and covered each chair seat using a staple gun (one of my favorite tools that I don't get to use often).
The before and after pictures are pretty staggering. I like the brighter palate the new chairs offer, but I also know I will be changing them again because I really do like the idea of the laminated cotton. Oh, my likes are ever-changing...and so is my house ;)