Before & After: Crazy Quilt Dining Chairs

published Nov 2, 2010
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Ashley sent in the results of her just-completed upholstery project &mdash and it’s crazy! This afternoon I re-covered a set of four dining room chairs that my husband and I received from his GREAT grandmother, all the way across the Atlantic from Bermuda. It’s a lovely set — but the fabric in which they arrived was dirtied and dingy and was in desperate need of a change.

Four years ago I rescued a tattered crazy quilt from an antique shop in western Maryland, and it has followed me around from house to house in my crafting trunk waiting for a moment to be put to use. That moment was today.

So much of the quilt was destroyed, it would have been impossible to reconstruct the whole thing — but I decided to salvage the most intact pieces and use them to cover the dining room chairs. I had to mend bits and pieces of the quilt prior to covering, but otherwise, the project was a breeze. And I LOVE the result. hope you will too! It’s nice to see the quilt being put to use and it breaths new life into my dining room.

Thanks Ashley!

Images: Ashley Weeks Cart of Green Eyed Monster