Sunday, January 23, 2011

Dining Room Seat Cover Saga....

I fell out of love with the burlap seat covers that I once adored.... (too itchy, too dark)

So out of curiosity, I removed one and found a pretty white matelasse fabric underneath. Cool, I thought.....until I decide on something else this will do. Then as I removed the burlap from the remaining seats, 3 out of the 6 had some stains that I couldn't live with (even for a little while)

So I took that fabric off to find this 80's ish style fabric that was in great shape but not at all to my taste. Headed out to the fabric store where I spent nearly two hours before deciding on something I liked....only to find there wasn't enough material to cover all six seats....ugh!

So off to the department stores I went - looking at tablecloths, drapes, shower curtains, slipcovers.... ANYTHING with a pattern I liked that I could cut up and fashion seat covers out of.

And I scored.... at KMart of all places! Oatmeal Sweet Rose Damask curtain panels by Country Living. I'm officially back in love with my dining room chairs!

This is the picture from the pretty against the pale blue's got me thinking.... :)


Fishtail Cottage said...

Really darling new seat covers! i loved the matelasse ones, but i'm with you about stains. I ask my family to lift up my slipcovers before eating at the table! ha ha

Carolyn said...

I am glad you have found something you like for your pretty chairs. I love your white cupboard below too-so many pretty things inside too.

Take care,

sissie said...

Ooh, very pretty. I just recovered my breakfast room chairs with a similar fabric.



michelle said...

I love that pattern and color! Very pretty choice! I love Kmart and I wish we still had by us.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Well all your searching certainly paid off! I think you found the perfect fabric for your chairs. They look gorgeous!!

A Cottage Muse said...

How did a great job! So, whatcha thinkin...

Sandi said...

I LOVE your choice of fabrics! Isn't it great that we find things we love where we least expect to. Great job too!!


SCORE is right! Excellent job. And no doubt, the price was right, so even better.

Take care,

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

I was out looking for anything with a great pattern and had no luck, ended at the fabric store :)

Carole said...

That is such a great way to go instead of buying yardage. Sometimes you just hit it right!

Ozma of Odds said...

...Oh Diane! I could hug and squeeze you right now!!
I have soooo been looking for just the right somethin' somethin' to recover a wicker chaise cushion and I swear, I just could NOT find anything I was truely happy with without squinting ~ LOL!!
This fabric is exactly what I was seeking!!
I do hope my Kmart has these:)
I love how your chairs turned out ~ thank you for having such a great eye and giving me new hope in this direction!!
xo, Rosemary

time worn interiors said...

That fabric is perfect! I always go on the hunt for cool sheets!

Gracefully Vintage said...

Looks Great, Love the chairs- Im all over the neutral calmer colors... Great Job

AntiqueChase said...

Thanks again for coming by to comment!!

Love a chair seat transformation... I need to tackle that too!

Victoria said...

Wow, those turned out beautifully! I never would've thought to use curtains before! You did a great job:)

I chuckled at your comment on my blog about fueling your fire for a dollhouse. My husband knows that building me one is on his to-do list, right now we just don't have the room for one but someday!!!

Anonymous said...

Your perseverence paid off, they're beautiful!!!!

Love of the Sea said...

I'm falling out of love with the burlap on the dining room chairs too!! I love what you selected.

deborah said...

I adore all your photos on your blog! Do you use photo shop to fade out the edges? I am fairly new in the blogosphere and would love your input. I am your newest follower!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Diane, this is so beautiful! It is perfect against the white! So serene and classy!

Love it!

Lou Cinda

kerrie of sea cottage said...

They look wonderful. I've been in a kitchen dining table set dilema...can I just have yours? tee hee It really is beautiful. Can't beat K'mart Country Living or Martha Stewart or Targets Rachel Ashwell...they're all great!!! ox