I recently changed my dining room table from a very dark espresso coloured table that looked pretty good with my dark velvet chairs. When I lightened up the table, I found that the chairs didn't fit so well.
To tall, too dark, too skinny. Not the country cottage look I was going for with my new white walls and pine table.
So I fattened them up a bit with a slipcover, made for me by my wonderful slipcover fellow who sews the best slips ever for really good prices. (my business Razmataz desgins and sells these wonderful slips, plus upholstery). I used a medium weight white denim to add bulk to the chairs. I also added piping all around the back and skirt to add further heft to the chair.
These will actually look better after washing as the denim will soften and hang a little looser. We washed the piping before the slips were sewn though, to prevent those awful shrunken, twisted piping problems you can get with slips.
I was actually inspired by the ruffled skirts that Rachel Ashwell put on the chairs in Jennifer Lopez's restaurant. See below.
So you're still invited for dinner but please, don't wear those new dark jeans, bring red wine or wipe your fingers on the skirts........Thank You.
I am joining in at White Wednesday today over at Faded Charm
I am joining Show and Tell Friday at Romantic Home Blog
Linking up to Feathered Nest Friday atFrench Country Cottage