So I had these disastrous looking chairs. Disastrous because upholstered dining chairs and toddles go together about as well as Tweety Bird and Sylvester.
Now comes the apology.
I have this big, huge, scary confession to make. A summer or two ago (time just all runs together once you get into your thirties) I recovered my kitchen chairs with some vinyl flannel-back fabric. I thought it was the greatest idea on the planet since now I wouldn't keep getting gray hairs every time my kids dumped the gravy boat. It would just wipe right off! Apparently everyone else thought it was a great idea too and it lit up Pinterest. Ever done what you thought was a swell idea from Pinterest only to have it be an epic fail? Yeah wellllllllll..... sorry folks.
I may have been someone's reason for one of those flops.
You see, fabric on chairs needs to "give". It needs to "breath". And since vinyl does NOT....
this eventually happens:
(They were pretty newly redone, were they not?)
So my brilliant mother came up with an idea to make the breath.
One of those, "DUH, why didn't I think of that?"
If the "fabric" doesn't have any give,
give it some GIVE!!
So a few weeks ago I strolled into our Dollar General and low and behold, this vinyl tablecloth was on the clearance table. Totally my colors!
I set about reupholstering them with my staple gun,
same method as before:
NOW COMES THE SOLUTION!
Take a pin, and poke holes - lots of holes - so that instead of the seat cover splitting and scaring the whole family with a massive "POP" when Daddy plops down for supper, air will quietly escape through the holes and walla-walla-bing-bang! Problem solved! I think...... So far it's held up anyway! (Just be sure to do it on a dark color, so the holes aren't noticeable).
Fingers are crossed....
I should hate to be the cause of any more pinterest-induced anxiety!