Monday, June 15, 2009

Project: Complete

About two years ago my friend introduced me to the idea of recovering dining room chairs with light fabric and then putting plastic over it. It has taken me a while, but on Thursday while Jeremy was at Yosemite I decided I would bite the bullet and get it done before he got home. So I took all the kids to JoAnn's, bought the necessary fabric, borrowed a staple gun. I should have taken some before pictures of the dining room chairs, they were in pretty bad shape, at least the ones the kids sat in.

It was really easy. They are not perfect but I am pretty happy with them. I also got fabric for the snack bar chairs.



Yesterday after lunch the kids got a chocolate covered ice cream bar. As I was cleaning up and realized that Hannah had spilled some of her chocolate on the chair, then it smeared. It was so exciting to be able to wipe it up! The dining room table needs to last about 2.5 more years. We figure at three the kids are no longer banging the prong end of the forks into the table while throwing a fit when we we insist they eat their veggies, or they didn't get the right spoon, or they wanted water instead of milk, well you get the idea. So way to go me, not only did I start a new project I completed it and even fixed a few lost screws!

8 comments:

Ranel said...

Nice job!! Looks great. Suprised by the floral fabric, goo choices.
Mom

Mama J said...

Great job! I love the way it turned out.

Taylors said...

yay! Good job! Isn't it so satisfying?!!

Genean said...

We did the same thing with our dining room chairs. It was my Christmas present. It gives me so much satisfaction to simply swipe off all the gooies and crumbs with a sponge!

Jen said...

Looks good. Doesn't it feel great to get those things done that you've waned to do for so long. I have quite a few on my list!

Laura said...

We'll just add another tack to your super woman status! You really are amazing April!

Staci said...

What a great idea. I love the chairs. We have some chairs like that in the dining room with white fabric that I'm gonna need to change out soon. I'll have to keep this idea in mind. thanks for sharing!

Danielle said...

I am impressed! You are crafty indeed, and I love the fabric you chose!

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