Our dining chairs are trashed. Between the dog and the preschooler, the seats look seriously nasty. Wonderful wooden chairs and matching table are so not in the budget right now (another one of those things I'll pin...) so I hope to soon attempt to recover the seat pads.
We have this budget friendly set from Walmart:
Solid khaki faux suede is not working for us.
Here's some swatches I'm thinking of getting at Joann's this week. Requirements: patterned, durable, affordable, not too feminine, and has green.
|Waverly Ring Toss Marine|
|Waverly Groovy Grill Spa|
|Waverly Side Step Marine|
1. unscrew the seat tops
2. clean off crumbs, goop, and yuck as much as possible from existing covers.
3. Lay seat upside down onto wrong side of new fabric. Make a rough sizing cut.
4. Spray seat with quilt basting spray for a working hold.
5. Use staple gun to do a "compass", always doing one side then the next, and pulling tight. Then I'll work out from the NSEW, carefully pleating and easing the corners.
6. Screw back onto chair and Dunzo!
I like planning things out, so I have a mental flow to go through, and to be able to compare my original thoughts with how it actually worked out.
I promise to post before, during and after pics. Please please please let this weekend not be so crazy so I can get things done!