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How to go about choosing fabric for dining room chairs

Valerie Noronha
14 years ago

I want to get started on refurbishing my dining room chairs. Basically, I plan to remove the seat cushions, clean and use Restore-a-Finish on the frames, then put new batting and fabric on the seat cushions.

I'm just getting started in fabric selection for the seat covers and need some suggestions of what types of fabric to look for--that are fairly easy to work with as well as more stain resistant. I'd love to work some stripes into the room, but perhaps that would be too difficult for a DIY project.

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Built-in buffet:

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Close up of rug:

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Close up of drapes:

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What are some good sources for ordering fabric online. What about eBay? Any good brands and/or types of material to search for?

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