I am typically not a huge fan of fake things, but some things have their uses. For example, this “Nordic Hide” pleather product we have. We’ve had three colors for quite some time, and I just snatched up a sampler pack of twelve colors, small cuts. This stuff is handy. About six years ago I used this on dining chairs and it’s still going strong. It’s wipe-able, keeps its shape, and lasts.
(Yes, we’re on the tail end of a kitchen remodel.) The vinyl was easy to use, pliable and thin enough that it didn’t add too much bulk at the corners when stapling it down. It was a great afternoon project that has been well worth the effort!
If you don’t have chairs needing recovering, this is also a nice choice for some of our bag patterns. In fact, a new session of the Carpet Bag class was just added to the schedule at Modern Domestic! Fantastic bag, check it out.