When I married Bryan, I inherited this adorable cafe table and chairs. B’s mom lovingly, and carefully painted it bright red, and covered the seats in red and white canvas for us, and it was truly a great set. But, years in the sun faded out the canvas, and then a year in storage didn’t do much for the fabric. It was high time to recover the seats, especially since I have a little party coming up this weekend.
I am neither as good at, nor as equipped to cover chair seats as my mother-in-law (who owns a staple gun! I admire this woman so much!), and I am also cheap. Lucky for me, I grew up watching Todd Oldham on MTV’s House of Style, so I know all about faking fabulous. He used to do these great episodes about recovering chairs with old sheets, hot glue, and buttons. I thought about that after a couple of weeks worth of me hunting for what I wanted on the internet failed, and I decided to hit up Ross and see what I could find.
What I found were three great, vinyl tablecloths for $4 each. Just enough to cover the cafe table chairs, and give some new life to my other patio dining table and chairs. Along with a roll of duct tape that cost about $2, I can spruce it up nicely. Tonight, I worked on the cafe table. Tomorrow night I’ll hit the bigger set.