In the world of DIY, there's nothing as quick and rewarding as recovering the cushions of dining chairs. I scooped up these vintage Thomasville chairs on Craigslist a few weeks ago and their white vinyl seats were just begging for a makeover. I finally had time to get to it this week...
Of course, even with the easiest DIY projects, something is bound to be a challenge. First off, the white vinyl seat cushions were an absolute bear to remove...white vinyl on chairs for decades practically adheres itself to the wood. It took ALL of my strength to pry the cushions off using a screwdriver as a wedge! And then removing the white vinyl from the seats- adhered with a zillion staples- another fun task.
Then setback #2...I somehow messed up and cut the fabric about an inch too small to cover the seats and had to start all over again. Finally I got the right size and was on my way to a quick recovering project.
This project called for my trusty staple gun...
And here we are with seats recovered in my Thiebaut fabric. Of course, the chair frames still need to be painted white rather than off white...but that's another project once I get around to finding a painter.
Coming up next...drapes in the same fabric as the cushions. And a new chandelier to replace the generic one my apartment came with? But my fave thing in this picture- it is finally spring and the tree outside my window is growing purple blossoms!
Happy spring...any DIY projects on your horizon?