I brought the dust cover back out and lined up the holes from the screws in the wood to their corresponding parts on the dust cover. As you can see, this dust cover is pretty see-through. Remember, no one sees this side of the seat except maybe your dogs (and an extremely nosy relative). If it bothers you, you can always buy black dust cover material at Joann. I think it’s $7.99 for 5 yards. That was an additional $8 I didn’t care to spend money on, so I reused what I already had at my disposal.