Thursday, March 3, 2011

before and after

 So...I've been caught up with a few things....sorry!  You are not forgotten.  I'm still here.  
On a side note: the contest from the previous post for some exciting Sucker sticks ends Saturday.  I will draw the winners that morning and mail them out.  I'm sure you are on the edge of your seat.  

Speaking of seats.....


 We've had these chairs for over 6 years....they were getting a little crusty (as in dirty) around the edges.  I would spot clean them on occasion, but with not any really great success.




 And for my birthday I got a gift card for Hobby Lobby.  Such a hard decision on what exactly to pick when you have free $$$.  But I found this great fabric on the sale table for $5/yard.  I was so proud of my self for finding the screw driver, figuring out how to get the seats off (actually it was 2 screws~a very easy process) and getting this project off the runway....
 I headed out to the work bench in the very cold winter laden garage...(as in full of crap from the summer that we have not been able to use for 5 months)  Navigating my way around bikes, flower pots, camping chairs, lawn furniture, well you get the picture.... finally arriving the work bench and found the staple gun!  Now normally I would wait for my handy hubby to get home for the next part but because I am such a impatient determined kinda gal.....I thought, Gee, why can't I do this?

I'll tell you why

because I couldn't even figure out how to load the stupid staple gun.  Or find the right size staples for that matter.
 So look at me with my scotch tape skills. 
 Now just so you know hubby did arrive home.  He did ask me, "why didn't you just wait for me to help you?" and he did complete the project with staples, & they are perfect! 
What a difference it makes to see happy clean fabric on my chairs.  We now never allow people to sit on them, so they will stay this way. 

10 comments:

Carrie said...

Beautiful. What a splendid idea, not allowing anyone to sit on them. ;) I'm thinking about making everyone live on the porch around here; that way my house would stay clean. I must think on this further.

Chelsea said...

Wow... love the chair makeover! You go girl :)

Cottonista said...

I seriously need to paint and then recover some of my chairs, but almost hate to waste my effort on the beating they take from the kids. I keep wondering if Scotch Guard would work? (But I'm too lazy to research that option.)

Mary said...

GREAT job Heather!

Tammy said...

they look great!!
I need DESPERATELY to do that to mine.I was just thinking of that this week, so glad you blogged on this because it inspires me to go for it!!
But I will have to wait for my husband to get home to help with the nail gun...;)

anna said...

You are my kind of girl when it comes to being impatient and not waiting on the hubby. I get asked the "well, why didn't you wait on me?" question a LOT!

anna said...

And by the way..........it looks great!!

Grandma Ruby said...

Very nice, Heather! You are one determined gal and you got it done! Love you, Aunt Ruby

Jewel said...

Oh, Heather, you had me cracking up thru this post. Like all your other posts. You are such an awesome writer! You were right...I am on the edge of my seat waiting to be told I'm a WINNER! I am so impressed w/your new chairs! I just don't get visions like that. I love how you crossed out "impatient" & wrote determined! By the way, how in the world, do you cross out words in your post? I love it when you do that!

Phyllis said...

Heather what beautiful chairs, and a great idea not to let anyone use them. They have a much better chance of staying clean that way...on the other hand, now that you know how to change it up so to speak, you could use them and do them again in 5 years or so.