I have always liked slip covered chairs! That's no secret as most of my furniture has some sort of slipcover on it. I guess it's like clothing for furniture, so that is why I like it so much. So, what happens when your clothing doesn't fit so well? You buy something new! Well, my husband was going to let me get some new dining room chairs for Christmas, so I decided which ones I wanted. I chose the Anna slipcover chairs from World Market. So, I went online and secured the stock (that was on sale) so we could pick it up from the store. We had to drive around to three different stores to gather everything since one store didn't have everything. We got home and pulled the chairs out of the box and they were cracked or broken. Almost all of them. (Insert sad face.) My husband was mad and said they were "crap"! We couldn't even replace them because they weren't of good quality. I agreed. So the chairs will be going back to the store. However, I did keep the cute slipcovers that we bought separately.
They happened to fit the chairs in my kitchen. Not perfectly, but enough where I could use them.
I love the material that they're made out of (cotton and linen). And I LOVE the little bow ties on the back.
So, it wasn't all bad news with those chairs.
We even got four free Downton Abbey mugs by going to so many stores in one day!
They were having a giveaway and we just happened to get there before they ran out.
So, being able to use the slipcovers and getting free mugs made the trip a little better, I guess.
I managed to get some Christmas decor started too. I hung this wreath in my kitchen window with a cute paper mache deer head I found at Michaels.
So, now back to my dining room chair saga, my husband gave me carte blanche to find some better quality dining chairs, but everything I came up with was either super expensive or not something we both liked. So, I decided to just keep my current chairs (that are well made) and have CUSTOM slipcovers made instead. Why didn't I think of that in the first place??? I ordered them online from a store that I found that makes ready made and custom slipcovers. I gave them all of my measurements and pictures of my chairs. Fingers crossed that I will like them and they will fit just right. I will let you know how it goes.
In the meantime, I'm enjoying my newest slipcovers in the kitchen.
Thanks for stopping by!
~ Kelly ~