As a creative person who often acts on whims I sometimes experience a feeling we're going to call "Crafter's Remorse."
You know, spray painting those candle holders chartreuse sounded brilliant, but now that I look at them . . .
and so on.
And I guess I wouldn't have been able to believe it if I hadn't felt a tiny sense of regret over my table refinishing project. I never regretted refinishing the table, itself. It needed to be done either way, the table was a wreck. But when the table and chairs were back in the same room the whole thing felt a little Furniture Store to me.
More Matchy-Matchy than Michael Kors and I prefer for things to be.
And maybe pushing toward cottage-y, shabby chic.
Which isn't really where I'm headed.
I'm headed more kind of international country meets modern eclectic. Or something.
So I toyed around with a couple dozen ideas.
Paint the chairs?
Stain the chairs?
Get rid of the chairs entirely?
and so on.
But the chairs are the only quality furniture we own, and I just got done with a biiiiig refinishing project. So I went to look at fabric, for the 3 chairs with cushions.
I knew I wanted something colorful. Something that kind of reminds you of hand painted Mexican pottery or tile.
I found this almost immediately.
And I loved it.
BUT it was $45 a yard. Unsure if 1 yard would cover 3 cushions, I hemmed and hawed. I thought it over. I lamented.
Ultimately I decided that it was not in my budget.
And then went to the clearance racks, where I found a whole lot of garbage but then, buried and alone in the bottom of a pile, I found this
and for only $6 a yard.
And even more perfect when I got to the cutting table and the employee told me there was an additional 50% off the clearance racks right now!
So I bought all that was left on the bolt, about 2 1/2 yards, for $7 and change. Yaaaaaay!
Then I brought it home and did this:
I still love you green cushions! You just don't work in my room anymore!
I bought the staple gun at the fabric store. It was about $20.
A little boy is the perfect helper when reattaching the seats.
And just like that! They're all done.
All told the project took me about 5 hours to complete. Mostly because I removed the green fabric from the first chair I covered and that took FOREVER. So I decided to just cover over it for the other two.
I love the new cushions! What do you think?