The chairs that I wanted to use in my installation were pretty beat up when I found them. (too bad I don't have before shots) I'm always reluctant to sit in yucky chairs... who isn't? I wanted this space to be cozy and welcoming, which meant that I HAD to do something about the chairs. Here are my 2 solutions...
For this one I sewed up the holes with fleshy ribbons. I think they look sort of like fresh scars.
And I painted this one. I didn't know that was a possibility, but Meghan
suggested it - she had never tried it, but had seen it done on Trading Spaces, ha. Before it was a VERY dingy grayish off-white muslin... yuck! Learn how to paint upholstery here