The chairs had a very 70's gold/brown striped pattern on them which (when you look back on photos from the 70/early 80's) really suited the rest of the space which had a feature wall, in the adjoining lounge room, of a gold floral wallpaper and the brown velvet lounges my parents got rid of years ago.
Mum and Dad went out and looked at fabric swatch after fabric swatch for a good replacement and decided on a denim blue coloured fabric which ties into their lounge room furniture and their decorative pieces.
And my Dad set to work on reupholstering all six dining chairs himself (something he'd never done before). I asked Dad to take some before, during and after pics for my blog. He forgot to keep taking photos after a while but you can see some of the progress and the final product of his handy work.
Dad even removed and tightened up the seat straps (or whatever they're called)
There was a lot of sewing and stapling in the whole process which Dad did himself. (Dad knows how to use the sewing machine probably better than I do!)
And tad daaaaaah here is the finished product!
So what do you think? Is he clever or what! The new fabric has really brought out the richness of the wood and has a beautiful texture to it. (The dining table extends out to seat 6-8). And I seriously don't think a professional could have done a better job! Well done Dad!
Have a great Thursday,
P.S. I might post pics of the birthday cake progress tonight (the party is on Will's actual birthday which is Sat, 24th for those who were asking).