11.06.2012

DIY CHAIR MAKEOVER

If I'm crazy, please just let me know.  This is one of those projects that came out of absolutely nowhere and I can't decide if it's fun and inventive, or just plain dumb.

It came about as I was taking pictures of a different project (and us bloggers know how crazy it can get when you're trying to get a decent photo) on one of our dining room chairs.  After taking a few shots, I thought a nice burlap background would work well, so I threw our dining room table runner over the chair and snapped a few more pictures.  Ok, the intentioned project is done.

However, the burlap table runner draped over the chair actually caught my eye... and the next thing I know, that table runner is attached to my table chair.


Seriously.  I kind of like the striped look it gives and it just adds another design element to some otherwise plain chairs.  It won't last forever, but it is a fun way to dress up for chair for a bit!  Especially if you used a bright colored or fun patterned runner.



The best part about it?  It's completely temporary, all you have to do is remove it and your table runner is back where it belongs... on the table.  In the pictures below, I've got the other matching table runner on the table itself and it's a bit much with the chair right there, but I think it could be a great way to switch up the look of your dining room chairs in a cheap and simple manner.

As for actually sitting in the chairs with the runners "attached," it wasn't a problem at all, and the burlap has quite a bit of texture, so you'd be in even better shape if you went with a smoother fabric.  Again, this method is temporary, so if you wanted a more permanent solution, you could use a staple gun or fabric glue to attach it for good.



Ok let me have it... it's kind of crazy right?!  Happy Tuesday!