Every few years I re-cover the seats on my dining chairs, and I was in Spotlight recently during a half price fabric sale and found this heavenly Mexican striped fabric. I absolutely had to buy it, and it seemed like a great pattern to use on my chairs.
I’m not sure how old these dining chairs are, but we had them when I was a child. They weren’t new then either, they were given to us by a friend of my grandmother’s called Miss Rooney. I don’t know who she was but she gave my family all sorts of odd things!
Back then they were covered in a dark red leather or vinyl with brass studs across the front. They weigh an absolute ton- the wood is really really dense, which makes pulling staples out of them a bitch of a job!