Isn't this a fun Ikat fabric!
Stephanie and I have been searching for an upholstery fabric for her dining room chairs. She wanted a fabric that was somewhat formal with a pop of color so when we found this fun Ikat fabric with the colors pink, orange, and gray...she knew this was the one!
Remember our family cherry dining room table that was passed on to Stephanie? The one that I was hoping to restore but it wasn't turning out too good? You can see it here...Cherry Dining Room Table & the Stripper!
Well, the trick was to do the Restore A Finish process 5 more times. Yes, SIX times in all!
I thought my arms were going to fall off! But it was worth it because the table looks great now...
These are the dining room chairs that go with the table. The finish on the chairs was fine, they were just a bit dirty. However, the Moire fabric wasn't doing much for Stephanie...
Stephanie's pup Daisy was very interested in the chairs...
So, we got busy reupholstering them with our fun Ikat fabric...
We laid the fabric out, made sure of the fabric repeat fitting correctly on the chair cusion and began cutting...
Once the fabric was cut we pinned the fabric to the cushion making sure the pattern was centered, then we turned the cushion over and used a pneumatic staple gun to staple the fabric to the seat backer board . They turned out great!
Here are the other three completed chairs.
There are two side chairs and two arm chairs that go with the cherry dining table but she needed more seating. We hunted, and hunted, and finally found four Parson's chairs at a consignment shop. She has ordered slip covers for them that are really cute and once she moves into her new home the plan is to use two Parson's chairs on each side of the table and the arm chairs on each end. The extra two cherry chairs will sit on either side of her buffet.
Did you notice that stack of Parson's chairs in the picture? Yes, in addition to a storage unit, for four months now our home has been a storage center for all their stuff. It's been full of crazy here with them, their stuff and two pups but I have really enjoyed having them with us!
Today is move in day and we are so excited to be helping them move and get settled in their new home and I can't wait to share how everything looks in their dining room!
Hop on over and join us every MONDAY for AMAZE ME MONDAY!