newly recovered chairs

Remember those chairs I got thrifting awhile back? Well, I finally got around to recovering them. It wasn’t a matter of the fabric-that I had picked out hours days after buying the chairs. (a steal at $5 a pop)
Speaking of the fabric, it’s a lovely zig zag home dec fabric I got from my even lovelier sponsor, Tuft Love. Lovely, lovely, lovely.
I absolutely LOVEly the shade of blue and the zig zags. I was of course, drawn to the florals first-but forced myself to choose something different-and I’m so glad I did!
It was a pretty simple recover-I un-screwed the seats, pulled out the old staples and old fabric, bought some chair foam squares at Joann’s for $3 a piece (on sale!), glued those to the chair seat, then cut fabric to fit, pulled the fabric tightly around and stapled it on. It didn’t take too long-an hour or two?
Here’s a Before:
and After!
Sorry about the fabulous backdrop for these pics. It’s what I had to work with-our house has almost zero natural light. We’re hoping to work on the backyard with our tax refund this year-here’s to making those dollars STREETCH! It needs a lot of work.
So what do you think? (About the chairs, not the backyard. Please spare me from your thoughts on that, lol)


  1. Love them! The chevron inspired fabric is awesome, loving everywhere I am seeing it! Great job ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I love that print and color too! Wish we could see them all set up in your house, where I’m sure they look lovely. But I’m also glad that someone feels my pain about no internal natural light. Fellow cave-dwellers unite!

  3. LOVE the fabric, Jess! Great choice. The chairs look fantastic!

  4. Way to go! I love the chevron.

  5. I love it! I’ve been eying that VERY same fabric for a project of my own ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Those turned out great!! It’s amazing how the simplest things can make a complete difference in the look of something! LOVE!!

  7. very nice! love the fabric!

  8. Super cute chairs. I love the fabric and just the basic shape of the chairs is fabulous too. I’m really hoping I can score some thrift store chairs in great condition and do something like this when we move (since we’re not taking our ikea table and chairs with us–thank heavens).

    Oh, and basically I’m just impressed that you have a backyard at all. Haha.

  9. Definitely an improvement! I love the blue and white zig zags!

  10. The chairs look amazing. LOVE that fabric.

  11. I absolutely LOVE it! I can never get enough chevron! Such a great job Jess!

  12. Love the fabric and the chairs! Great job!

  13. LOOOOVING that chevron print! SO…perfect! It compliments the color of the wood so well, and I;m glad you didn’t paint the wood, it’s so pretty!!! Well done!

  14. I love these! I was actually just thinking about your chairs last night! Not because i’m creepy or anyhting but just because I NEED to recover my chairs so bad! They look so good! I am so inspired! Maybe I will make that my next project! Love and Miss ya!

  15. these turned out so awesome jess! super jealous over here. ๐Ÿ™‚ wonderful job!!!

  16. Fantastic Jess!

  17. beautiful!!

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