Luckily, it's right by my parent's house, so if they are babysitting for the afternoon, I will try to swing by and see what new things they have. They have great "diamonds in the rough," which is basically nasty furniture seen with the naked eye, but I can usually envision some paint and fabric that can make it pretty. I found a set of white chairs the other day for $4 each!! They were pretty gross and needed a deep clean desperately. The seat of the chair was disgusting and a vinal seat cushion. ugggghhhh. But for $8 for 2 chairs, I threw them both into the back of my car. I came home and went to work. Here they are before:
BEFORE: you can't really see the stains and such. gross.
Look at that cushion! awful.
I cleaned both chairs really well. I then went to Calico Corners in Fairfax and picked this fabric. Calico Corners is pricey and typically around $25 a yard, but I have liked this fabric for some time and since the chairs were so cheap, I bought a nicer fabric. 1 yard of fabric will cover 3 chairs.
I could have also re-painted the chair a fun color, but I do love white. So, I just decided to keep it that color.
The other seat cushion
I am going to leave these chairs in the basement for when I need extra seating. We entertain all the time and when it's really large groups, I end up borrowing folding chairs. I am going to try and collect some good will or salvation army chairs and clean them up, so that I can have extra seating for showers, birthday parties, etc.