The fabric was stained and ripped when I bought them, but it's even worse now since they spent a couple of weeks outside in the weather before Mike relocated them to the shed for me. After yanking them out of the shed this weekend, they're definitely looking a little frumpy.
Using this handy dandy reference guide, I knew I probably needed 2 yards of fabric per chair, but since I'm hopeless when it comes to measuring things, I decided to be on the safe side and get more than I probably needed.
But before I went and actually bought some fabric, I figured I needed to look around on the good ol' Internet for some inspiration.
Awhile back I found this...
I find this example particularily hilarious since it boasts a price tag of $1,199.00. Yeah. Right.
This one caught my eye, too.
Chair upholstered with Oborne & Little fabric, photo courtesy of Kelly Interiors (but pulled from La La Linen)
But, although I like to look at white furniture with bright fabrics, I don't think it's really "me" (or Mike, for that matter). I need something that hides dirt, because the cat tends to nap on the kitchen chairs. The white parts of the fabric I used to cover the previous chairs ended up turning a little dingy. So, what to do?
I scoured my fabric board on Pinterest, which is full of great designs from Tonic Living. My top picks for these chairs are...
|Ragg Tagg from Tonic Living||Sweet William, Teal from Tonic Living|
|Dapple Dot from Tonic Living||Brussels Washer Charcoal from Tonic Living|
Clearly, a few of them still have a potential for dingey-ness. Although, I'm admittedly getting better about regularily vaccuuming these days...
That all being said, I decided to see what I could find at FabricLand.
I found nothing.
So back to the interwebs I went, and rather than ordering swatches like a normal person, I decided to just dive in and buy something. Well, two somethings.
Now you'll just have to wait and see!
Update: See a finished chair here!