I bought eight of these Pottery Barn chairs about 5 years ago .
They are covered in a neutral linen that held up nicely when they were in our dining room . Now that they have moved into our kitchen they are used on a daily basis and it is starting to show . No major stains yet but it was just a matter of time .
I found this offwhite crocodile vinyl at the the fabric store recently (UFab for anyone local) and knew it would be perfect for my chairs . It has a great subtle pattern that adds texture to the chairs and you can just wipe it down with a wet cloth after every meal .
I chose a purple velvet for the back panel and I am loving these two fabrics together .
So far I have only recovered two of the chairs and I am not sure what I will do with the others . Upholstery is not my favorite or my best DIY project so I am not planning on recovering all of the chairs right now. I am deciding on a rug for this space and hope to put some sort of bench along the window to mix up the seating at the table . I have been looking for months and haven't come across the right thing yet so I may end up just having a banquette installed . Until then I at least have two kid-proofed chairs at the table so life just got a little easier :)