Of course, we found that to be very true. The cushions didn't hide much of anything in the way of spills or stains.
A few years ago, I found a great deal on a set of IKEA slipcovers and thought I could use them for the dining room chairs. I cut them up and stapled away.
But again, the fabric was light. It started out as a nice beige and over time, became a not so pretty grayish color.
Our dining room chairs have been transformed......
Before and After