Here's an example of the fine job my cats did destroying the chairs:
Nice, right? If those furry buggers weren't so cute......
Instead of throwing those chairs in the garbage, (and shipping the cats off to the Humane Society), I decided to recover them. It's a simple and relatively inexpensive project. It all starts with a trip to the fabric store. I ended up renting/borrowing three fabric options from Joann Fabrics. You give them a deposit and they let you take home a sample of the fabric you've choosen. I really think it's an important step so that you can see what each sample looks like in your home.
Here's what I brought home with me:
Next up is Christopher Lowell Olympia in Champagne.
I find myself singing: "One of these things is not like the other...."
This sample is Waverly Lovely Lattice in Lapis.
I took all three samples home to run them by the design committee (ie my husband). I had all but settled on the second sample by the time he got home from work. But then I bullied him into choosing his favorite (he doesn't really like to pick this sort of stuff) and he picked.............. Waverly Lovely Lattice! I took a second, harder look and realized it was my favorite too! It was different and it happened to go well with the chairs, the table, the rug, and the wall color. I'm glad I went this direction!
And here's the big reveal....