Good Morning to you all! Our weekend was beautiful here after a snowfall on Friday but not so much for the East coast. So if any of you are I hope you are all OK! Yesterday was sunny and 36° which is a heat wave at this time of year. Today it going to be 39°! Ginger and on have been going for daily walks…and today will be great to walk outside without a winter face mask.
With the colder weather I’ve been doing tons of organizing and decorating. I’m sharing my vintage Linen Chair Covers which require NO sewing skills. It’a quick and simple, yet very cottage chic look.
If you don’t know already I LOVE vintage linens, so much so I have 16 drawer full! There’s no way I can pass on them. Since my drawer space is becoming very limited I’ve started using them for curtains and now for linen chair covers.
I used vintage linens but honestly you could use whatever kind or style that you like.
The original chair cover were made with a madras plaid, to see how they were made click here. At the time kitchen curtains were found thrifting, but, as time passed I never ended up using them, and never changed them out either. I just haven’t found the “right” material/linen.
But, I did want a quick, easy and cottage chic chair covers which meant no sewing. There was only one thing left to do…release the pressure for my overstuffed linen drawers and use them.
For the first layer I pulled out a few vintage square linens. The ones I used is42″. One corner was slid in between the opening on the chair back. After sliding it as far back as I could the front corner was too long, and dropped below the ruffle.
To bring the front corner higher than the skirt I folded a tuck over by the seat back. i just kept making the fold larger until it brought it high enough..
The square tablecloth sits about and inch above the skirt ruffle. This makes a cute chair cover, but since I needed to empty my drawers (doesn’t that sound funny) a bit more.
Headed by to my drawer stashes and pulled out rectangular table runner with pretty crewel work on it. The runner was laid across the seat, from side to side. It hung over to about 3″ above the skirt on the side…Sorry somehow I deleted the photo?
With both the linens white, and me being the color girl I an am, a little color as needed. Two of the smaller rectangular runners were used. They were laid across and on top of the longer table runner.
In the photo, on the side, you can see the longer table runner about 3″ longer than the top one. I just finished the patchwork pillow.
You can use as few, or as many, linens you want! They looks so pretty with my vintage tablecloth curtains in the background draping on the floor.
I’m so happy how they turned out…Mr. C…not so much. He gives me the look – am I suppose to eat dinner on these? I say NO, but he always eats dinner in front of the TV so no worry about any spills!