Inexpensive Slip Covered Chairs

I love to sew and have been sewing since I was 7 years old,  making clothes, curtains, pillows, you name it I like sewing it. Well maybe one thing I don’t like to sew is slipcovers, can you say never ever ever again. While they turned out great, it’s just such a tedious process making the exact fitting pattern and crossing your fingers once you’re done hoping it all works and hoping you didn’t waste money on fabric. I will so be paying someone next time to do this.
I bought the matching chairs for 10.00, the fabric was very dirty and stained but structurally they were good. I steam cleaned the old fabric just so I could feel like they were somewhat clean underneath.


I painted and distressed the wood and used fabric that had a linen look to it, I think I paid around 2.50 a yard at Wal-Mart. So for under 25.00 bucks I have 2 cute Shabby Chic looking matching chairs.
I’m linking to Miss Mustard Seed    Furniture Feature Fridays

and linking to The Thrift Home


  1. Love the chairs!! and the table between them. I slipcovered my couch about 8 years ago. It has held up nicely and we have liked it. I really am ready to change some things but I am having night sweats about doing another slipcover!!! I know exactly how you feel...but you did an awesome job!!!

  2. I think they look really good! They look so much more than what you spent on them. I know the time sewing is priceless, but you should be proud at how well they turned out. Happy New Year.

  3. I love that linen looking fabric from Wal-Mart. I use it often and it really does add that natural look at a raction of the cost. These chairs have a beautiful shape and you really gave them a new life.

  4. I think they turned out really nice! Love the shape of the chairs. Have to agree-slipcovers are a pain!!! At least you covered them in a nice neutral so they won't need to be updated for years!

  5. Your chairs look wonderful! I haven't tackled slipcovering as of yet, but I think I might try. You have inspired me.


  6. They look great! I too love to sew, but the thought of slip covers intimidates me! Way to go!

  7. Beautiful job! New to your blog and I'm enjoying looking around.

    Your living room is lovely. Love the pops of blue. I love the desk corner.

  8. love the chairs! love, love the pillows! really, i love it all! thank you for stopping by my blog today and commenting on my high chair. i have been following along since your first post, but am not sure i commented yet. but, i have to tell you-you had me at aqua!

  9. Your chairs came out lovely....I also agree with you about the sewing (i love to sew everything but slipcovers!) You did a wonderful job. Happy New Year

  10. Very nice. I love the shape of the back. Chairs are always fun.

  11. You did a great job. I said the same thing about my first (and last) slipcover a few years ago. . . "never again". But now, I'm tempted to try again. I think the frustration of making slipcovers is a lot like childbirth. It hurts like the dickens, but you forget about the pain and enjoy the reward.

  12. Those look really great. I have recovered a couch and a couple of chairs and have vowed to never do it again. It takes a lot of work and you do have to be exact. Yours look professionally done.

  13. These came out FABulous! I have a similar chair that needs to be slip covered has the same lines, I wish this were a tutorial!

  14. What a treat to have found your blog this morning.

    My daughter needs pull-over chair covers done for dining room chairs.

    Any suggestions?

    Your blog is wonderful-


  15. Hi there,
    I tried to find your blog when you followed me. It wasn't there. I came over from Angie's slipcover party, and here you are. The chairs are perfect. Just wonderful.

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