We have had this dining room table and chairs for 10 years now. They have taken quite a beating, and were used when I got them from my Dad and stripped off the 1970′s green stain. It’s a beautiful set really – I love the detail in the chairs and table is amazing because the leaves on each end tuck right inside the table. The only problem is that because I have 5 young children, they need a new cover on them every 8-12 months. This red plaid was seriously outdated but I couldn’t run out and buy a bunch of uphostery fabric right now. My solution?
I was recently at a garage sale location I visit a lot (shhh, don’t tell) and a design center dropped off these big boxes of large samples of uphosterly fabric. My friend and I took the whole box for the price of… nothing. So do the chairs match exactly? No. Am I hung up on that? No. They all come from the same fabric line and they all have a raised/velvet pattern that is fun. Problem solved for now, until they need to be cleaned up and covered again!
What would you do with a bunch of fun uphostery fabric samples?