I knew I wanted to recover them but I was disappointed when I saw how pricey decorator fabric was. Today, Molly and I were at Target....again....and I decided to check out the drapes, and then the shower curtains. I couldn't believe it, they had a fabric shower curtain to match my kitchen drapes and my living room pillows.
For $20 I had 4 yards of fabric! The rest of the process was painless. They may not be perfect but they brighten up the kitchen and resolve the straw pile problem.