Easy No-Sew Round Seat Cushions

Easy DIY chair covers for a farmhouse kitchen!

no-sew chair pads

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Hi friends, welcome back! It's time for another Thrifty Style Team round-up of thrifty projects that you can copy for your own home! You'll find all the links to this month's projects further down this page.

I'm sharing maybe the easiest DIY ever! In fact, it hardly qualifies as a DIY but I'm calling it that anyway 😉

When I purchased these cute bistro chairs for the breakfast nook in my farmhouse kitchen, I knew I wanted to soften the seating a little bit.

breakfast nook

I'm much more apt to linger over a second cup of coffee if I'm in a comfy seat...aren't you?

I was searching online for easy round seat cushion tutorials, and had gone so far as to purchase chair foam. But I hadn't done anything yet because it was looking to be a lot of difficult sewing.

I'm totally not into difficult sewing!

Then I happened upon these round chunky crocheted place mats at HomeGoods one day. I measured them and realized they would be a perfect fit for my chairs! At only $6.98 each, they were a cheaper option than sewing my own chair pads...easy, no-sew, it was a no-brainer!

round place mat

Turning these place mats into chair pads could not have been simpler!

I tore four strips of drop cloth (2 for each chair), each the same width and length.

After placing the mats on the chairs, I simply poked the drop cloth through the holes nearest the chair back and tied them around the chair backs! 

drop cloth ties

The drop cloth is nearly the exact same shade as the place mats, which makes for a nice, uniform look.

adding farmhouse charm to  kitchen chairs

bistro chairs with creamy DIY chair pads

While the black chairs were cute without the chair pads, I think the creamy seat covers add a perfect finishing touch of farmhouse charm, and the torn drop cloth and the texture of the mats adds a lot of interest to this little breakfast nook!

round chair pads no-sew

What do you think? Better...no?

farmhouse kitchen nook

The chairs are much more comfy, and the chair pad doesn't slide around because the drop cloth ties keep them in place! This farmhouse-style breakfast nook feels complete!

The seat cushions are a piece of cake to remove when I need to wash them or just don't want them on. Plus it will be very easy to substitute wide ribbon in a fun pattern when I'm ready for a change!

chippy white table

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  1. I love this idea! It totally changed your breakfast nook and the light and dark contrast is very fresh! By the way, I see your fiddle leaf fig is growing beautifully! Have a great day, my friend!

    1. Thanks Michele, I'm really pleased with how it turned out. Yes, my fiddle leaf trees are all doing well!!!

  2. OMG - this is a fantastic idea. Such a perfect fit too. We love when things like this work out perfectly. Love your chair pads and HomeGoods!

    1. Thank you, it was definitely a happy accident 😃

  3. Clever and thrifty, and the ties and mats look great on the chairs!

  4. Cindy! This is so clever. I will remember this ;)

  5. These turned out so cute...absolutely GENIUS! I am in need of some chair pads in my kitchen, I am going to be on the look out for some cute placemats now!

    1. Aw thank you Kristi! Your comment totally made my day 💛

  6. How cute and creative is this! Love it, Cindy.
    Thanks for sharing.

  7. super cute mats or seat pads. i never thought of this idea. thanks for sharing

  8. Your chair pads are very charming, Cindy! They add a lot of farmhouse style to your breakfast nook! Great idea!

  9. This was such a great idea. I love how perfectly they fit. Fabulous repurpose!!!!

  10. What an adorable update to the chairs! Great idea!

  11. Awesome idea Cindy! Love how they add farmhouse style to your breakfast nook.

  12. You are so smart, Cindy! These are pretty and so shabby fabulous.


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