These chairs are really sturdy but the country look of the back of them is not really the look I am going for. Since power tools are out, I decided to cover them up a bit. My first thought was using a kitchen towel or cloth napkin because I was looking for a no sew project. But they proved to be kind of big until I realized a placemat was a good size to work with.
I found these at Pier 1 on clearance and since they had the color of my kitchen in them, I grabbed them up. I also figure I can make a few sets of these if I grow tired of this one.
I needed to fold it over to give it a clean look and to fit the back of the chair.
I stitched it closed on the bottom.
They had this cute ball fringe on them but I had to cut them off on one side for this to work.
Velcro is a delightful invention, is it not? I used it for my closure since I wanted to be able to remove these easily. I also used it to secure the one side I folded down. I used super duper, stickier than sticky Velcro too.
At first, I was going to do it like this but I wanted the look to fold over so I changed it to this...
I want to do one like this pillow from Pottery Barn...
So ridiculously cute!
I promise to post it when I do it. I am totally inspired.
Let me know what you think! Your comments make me happy. Really. They do.