This table is going to require a lot of chairs, so I thought I'd start with what I already have on hand and make them work. Nothing is wrong with these two chairs except the legs just look wrong against the lovely legs of the table.
Slipcovers made from drop cloths were the inexpensive solution I decided upon. First the chair backs and seat cushions were covered, see here, and next came the skirts. Long lengths were cut from the drop cloth to wrap around the chairs to become the skirts. (I ended up using a 4' x 24' drop cloth for this project, which allowed me to cut these long pieces.)
One edge of each length was hemmed and next their ends were sewn together to create two continuous bands of fabric, one for each chair.
With right sides out, the skirt was draped around the chair with deep pleats pinned at each of the four corners, making sure the hemmed edge just reached the floor.
Once the skirt was pinned in place, a line of pins was run along the line where the skirt would be sewn to the top portion of the slipcover. Next the skirt was removed from the chair, keeping the pins in place...
...and a stitch was sewn along the pin line while also stitching the corner tucks in place.
Next the top edge of the skirt and the bottom edge of the slipcover were pinned together along the stitch line, rights side facing one another, and sewn together.
Afterwards the covers were turned right side out and slipped over the chairs. The hardest part of this project was being okay with the rumpled quality of the slipcovers. I had begun to press them during the first steps and it didn't look great...I quickly realized a little lived in rumbled worn look actually makes these covers look better and to be okay with that!
I like the look of the the natural fabric next to the table...
...and the conflicting leg style issue has been resolved.
Hum...now what to do for the rest of the seating?
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