Thursday, March 15, 2012

Dining Chairs

A few blogs back I showed off how I covered my chair using Styrofoam.  I liked the look and decided I wanted to incorporate the look in my dining room, but this time using foam.




Home Fabric had a good sale going on, so I purchased 5 yds of fabric, that's right 5 yards.  Why?  The fabric had spots, I knew I would have to cut around it, so to make sure I had enough I brought extra; it was only 2.99 a yard so $15 plus extra fabric to do other stuff with, not a bad deal.

I also had to buy some foam, which I thought was waaay too expensive, compared to what my sister purchased while I was in Georgia, but living in the Bahamas what do you expect??? 

I covered the bottom of my chairs the usual way.

I then measured the chair backs, and drew out a pattern (a rectangular shape) on the foam and cut each out.  These will be for the front of the chair backs.










I used spray adhesive for the hem and to adhere the fabric onto the foam.










Once that was done, I placed it against the chair back, applied some velcro at the top of the chair back, and on the bottom of the fabric to fasten and to keep in place.  That was it!







Apply  velcro to bottom and adhere to back of cushion


So here's my chair




While I was doing this I decided to put together a small Spring arrangement for my table.  I never claimed to be a florist, but I thought this turned out okay.








The chairs are much more comfortable with a cushion chair back.




What I like most about this is when you get tired of the look just unfasten and remove it, no big mess; or if you want something a little more formal add some ribbon on the bottom portion of the chair back or maybe some sheer fabric and tie a pretty bow, endless possibilities...




BEFORE




AFTER






BEFORE










 (I've since updated my chairs and added some "Bling" click here to see update, you won't believe how simple this is!)




I have lots of fabric left and lots of ideas, so while I ponder on my next project LET YOUR CREATIVITY FLOW! 

18 comments:

Kristin said...

Did a great job! I need to redo mine now!

Loretta said...

Very Nice Sherry!

Comeca Jones said...

You've been busy getting things done for spring!

Sherry said...

Adding the fabric really changed the look of the chairs. Love it! Pretty flower arrangement too! Great job :)
Sherry's Bees Nest

Brandi said...

This is really a great idea. I like that you can add to it with a bow or change out the fabric like you mentioned, without a mess!

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

OH I AM SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO EXCITED!!!! this post is bringing me tons of JOY JOY JOY!!!! i have the same set -- oh my goodness!!!!! now that i have seen this post i know just what to do!!!! this is going to be a project in April for SURE!!! WOW -- happy happy happy!!!! thank you so much my friend for sharing and giving the how to -- thank you!!!!!! hugs and more hugs....

fiona anderson said...

Very nicely done Sherry, it gives your dining-room a whole new look.
I am ashamed to say I didn't realise you lived in Nassau. I went there when I was 15, it was amazing !
I hope you have a lovely weekend.
Fiona

Lori said...

That looks really great...thanks for the inspiration. Love the blog hop. I'm a new follower. Hope you stop by and follow back so we can stay connected. Lori

Judy said...

Your chairs look so nice. You really have a talent doing this. I wish I could do stuff like this. Have a great day Sherry

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Debbiedoo's said...

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Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

What a transformation a little fabric makes. Love how you attached it, is you tire of it just remove. Love the centerpiece you made also. Your dinning room is really looking pretty. Thanks for sharing you creative inspiration at Sunday's Best.

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

What an amazing transformation!

Love it ...

:)

Linda

Laura said...

THAT is a FANTASTIC idea!! (Especially for non-sewers like me) LOVE IT!!

Debbiedoo's said...

What a clever idea. Makes them comfy too now.

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