We were given these chairs last spring to replace the benches that we had there before. I like the chairs because the kids always fell off or rocked the benches. The chairs had white seat covers and like any family with kids (and the adults sometimes) they get spilled on often.
I knew I wanted to recover them sooner rather than later. The joy of recovering chairs is that it is easy and you can always change them again. I didn't even take the old fabric off. I just went right over the top -extra padding never hurts. I bought this red polka dot fabric at joann's with my 40% off coupon. Then, I was going to apply the iron the vinyl over them to help wipe away spills, but because iron on vinyl isn't the cheapest and requires more work, I just went with the clear plastic sold by the yard for only $1.50/yard. It looks a little like the sofa coverings that grannie's sometimes have on their furniture, but if it protects the fabric from food, I decided I didn't care. Plus, I can always pull it off when they get older or I get sick of it. So, for a few hours on Saturday morning, I have a fun new set of chairs.