Two years ago I purchased these chairs from a garage sale...4 of them for 6$, and later found two captains chairs to match this set at another sale for $2. They are not in the best condition, and need to be completely refinished, but I don't want to put that much energy into them just yet. So...I figured first I would play around with upholstry and see if I even liked the outcome before deciding to do anything more with them.
Last week I found a Waverly curtain panel at Big Lots for like $6. I bought one, knowing by its size I would have plenty of fabric to do my chairs. I decided to cover the backs of the chairs because I just dont like them...simple as that. For the backs, I used cardboard and batting, fit them in the slight indentation on each side of the chair, and hot glue hot glue hot glue. I secured the outer sections with rope and more hot glue to secure them even more, and they are not going anywhere!
Some fabric buttons finish the look, and a few serious burns later...here it is. I still need to do something with the wood on the chairs, shine it up-paint them...don't know yet...but so far one chair is complete, and I really do love it! Can't beat it for less than 3$ a chair huh? Happy Decorating!