Hey guys, I’m so excited to share my latest project here at Do More for Less! This one was easy, affordable and wow what a huge improvement. I recovered two antique chairs in a chic, greek key patterned fabric from Old Time Pottery. Bet you didn’t know Old Time Pottery sells fabric remnants by the yard. Well they do with a great selection of fabrics, and at unbelievable prices.

Okay here’s my chair before. I have two, they’re family antiques and are probably over 75 years old. We just recently added two new rugs to our home in blues and grays. So I’ve slowly been changing our color scheme from warm golds and maroons to cooler blues and grays.

Antique Chair Before

Check out this Awesome fabric I found at Old Time Pottery for just $20. I can’t remember exactly how many yards but there’s enough fabric here to cover 4 chairs at least.

Here is the fabric I chose.

Here are the supplies I used for this project…

  • Cotton Batting (Michael’s Crafts) – $4.99
  • Fabric from Old Time Pottery – $20.00
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Staple Gun
  • Screw Driver
  • Tape Measure
    • Here is what I used to refresh these chairs.

      The first step in this project is to cut your batting and fabric a few inches larger than the seat. Then if your fabric has a pattern, you’ll need to line up the fabric accordingly.

      Next, with my staple gun, I began stapling the batting and fabric to the seat board, pulling the fabric tight in between each staple. Now the corners can be tricky. I used two staples for each corner. You can also fold the fabric corners like a present if your batting isn’t too thick.

      Here’s a close up of one chair all finished. Isn’t this fabric fabulous? And greek key patterns are so popular right now in interior design, love that!

      Antique Chair After

      I love how the off white and gray fabric coordinate so well with our new blue rug. And the patterns add so much texture to the space too. I may one day paint these chairs a gray or taupe color to give them a more modern look. But for now we’ll keep the original finish.

      These chairs are actually only used for extra seating when entertaining family and friends. One usually sits in our home office, and the other in the corner of the dining room.

      And here’s one final look! This was such a fun week-end project. Now I’ve got extra seating with fun n’ chic decorator fabric seats. Yup, functional and fabulous…two of my favorite things!

      And I only spent $25. I’m telling you affordable decorating doesn’t get any better with Old Time Pottery!

      Jane Bernard is the Owner & Design Consultant for her business Finding Fabulous by Design, LLC. She helps clients create stylish and updated spaces, without breaking the bank. She also writes the design & DIY blog Finding Fabulous. Her passion is finding simple & chic design trends…for less!
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