We have a lot of greens and browns in that room, so the chairs stuck out like a sore thumb.
They didn't exactly match with the modern print table runner that I always keep on the table --eeek!
So I decided I would take an afternoon and recover the chairs in a more neutral fabric that matched the rest of the room. Since this was going to need to be a budget makeover, I found some inspiration from something we already owned:
That is the worlds ugliest couch, which currently resides in our living room. We got it as a hand me down (just like everything else!) when we moved in last year. It was supposed to be a temporary fix until we got something new, but here it is, a year later, still chillin' in our living room.
We have finally decided it's time for an upgrade and that we would put this baby out with the bulk trash later this week. Since I knew it's time with us was limited, I decided to make use of the slightly less ugly slipcover that came with the couch. I ripped it off and got to work cutting it up to be the new fabric for the chair cushions.
I didn't take any pictures of my progress, but who doesn't love a good before and after?
A Full table shot
Looks much better with the table runner now!
So that's how I spent about an hour and a half of my time and zero dollars for a pretty major transformation this weekend. I'm very happy with how it came out - it totally changed the look of the entire room. Now we're just counting down until Wednesday when the city comes to take this eyesore out of our house!
Yes, that is the slipcover-less couch that we have to live with for the next 2 days - told you it was pretty horrible!