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Photo: Sherry and John Petersik/Young House Love

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A New Use for Your Dinner Napkins in the Dining Room
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."