Kristy Kane Chair July 05th, 2018 - 01:31:32
If the chairs at your dining room table are beginning to look past their best, then you have a few options available to you; do nothing and continue on with tired, worn out chairs; buy a completely new set of chairs; or invest in a set of chair covers to help you to breathe new life into the existing set. If your budget will not stretch to a whole new set of chairs for your dining room table, then buying chair covers could be the right answer for you.
Chair covers can also be used to help you to upgrade the appearance of your chairs if you are planning a more formal occasion than those which you usually host in your dining room. A high-quality chair cover can allow your chair to look much nicer for your event, and not look out of place in a more formal setting. If you are just planning on getting these covers for a one off event, it may be possible for you to rent the covers for a few days, rather than having to buy them.
I owned a bar once upon a time and we really bootstrapped it. We were short on start up money and needed a bunch of tables. These tables also had to be quite durable as our clientele tended to drink and carry on quite a bit. I'll admit that it wasn't me but my partner Scott that came up with the idea. Industrial spools. We found a place in Montreal that sold and re-sold huge industrial spools, the kind that can carry a few miles of telephone wire, anywhere from two to ten feet in diameter. We rented a van and went down there. The place was totally fine with us helping ourselves to six spools, each about four feet high and four feet in diameter. We simply sanded them down and applied generous amounts of shellac. They turned out beautifully.
While looking for chair rail ideas anyone may also turn to other modes of designing. A flat, uncomplicated chair molding could be elevated by simply the add-on of a decorative band of wall paper. These border strips are generally applied at the top of a wall, however, if selected carefully may be used for a wide chair molding also. Be careful: most of the time you may wish to use either a ceiling high border or a band for the chair rail, however not both. Too much decoration is no longer a beautiful element, but mere clutter.
Here are a couple chair ideas. Go exploring your own town and see where you can find discarded wooden window blinds. Cut them to about three feet wide stain and generously clear-coat them. You'll need to cut out a support form which you should find easily enough on the web by searching for 'window blind chair'. Cheap plywood will do the job. Cut the two support forms and glue/nail it all in place. After a few cracks at it you'll end up being able to build wonderfully cool chairs that cost next to nothing and can easily be sold for $100.00. The second is simply an old steel drum. These can be found anywhere for free and only need a good cleaning and some clear coat finish. Take a look at the photo. You only need to make a good cut, cover the edge with rubber edging and add a cheap cushion and some $10.00 legs. Again - this should sell for $100.00 easy.
The primary and most basic choice is the size of your chair rail. Don't forget that if your rail might be to perform a practical, protective aspect it shouldn't be so narrow that it fails to safeguard the wall from chair backs. Outside of that, however, chair rail ideas may easily incorporate many widths of molding.