I got 6 of these old chairs from the Radisson hotel from the Schriners club. (You know, the old guys that wear red hats in parades and drive the mini-cars in them, and Schriners Hospital?). They were $8 a piece, and since they were used commercially, they are very well-made. We were living in good ol' Wyoming at the time, (6 years ago) and these were our current dining chairs::
That's right, cheapo outdoor plastic chairs from Lowes! Haha, nothing like roughin' it when you're first married.
My original plan was to reupholster and paint them. But, I found this toile fabric on clearance at Hobby Lobby, and decided to slipcover them instead. The seat came off and I used it as a pattern, and then pinned pieces all together to mark where to sew, and hence, the toile chair covers were born. I love quick fixes like slipcovers that really change up the look of your chairs, and they go right in the wash.