Photo: Sherry and John Petersik/Young House Love
Those fancy ikat dinner napkins you love but never actually use—or the pillowcases that live in the closet—can get a second life covering your dining room chairs
. "Fabric is fabric," says Sherry Petersik, who blogs about her home renovations and decorating ideas with her husband, John, on YoungHouseLove.com
. "People get intimidated by the thought of re-covering chairs, but it's as easy as unscrewing the seat, taking off the existing fabric, stapling on the new one and screwing the seat back on."