Monday, October 22, 2012

Stapling, Not Sewing

I was going to sew this weekend.  But Friday night, my girls arrived home to celebrate my birthday a few days early, bearing gifts of chocolate and flowers.

Also on Friday, I spotted a dining set in the want ads for $60.  So on Saturday, the girls and I piled into Dan's truck, and went to buy it.  It was a great bargain, with a scalloped oval table top (and custom cut glass which fits over this top), 2 side chairs and 2 arm chairs.  Plus, it is a Basset set, so it isn't likely to fall apart next year.

Of course, the girls didn't care for the original tan velour seats, so a trip to buy new fabric was in order.  Mom's an expert at recovering chair seats, so, of course, Mom wielded the staple gun.  Everyone loved the results. (After on the left, before on the right).

The girls wanted the caning to be brighter, so we bought red stain, and they set out to change it.  Lots of tape was involved.

The end result was pretty nice, don't you think?

Since they came up in the small car, the girls could only bring 2 chairs back to Philly.  But I find that cheering, because it means they'll be forced to come back soon for the rest of their furniture!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.


Faye Lewis said...

What a beautiful job you did on the chair!

Nichole said...

What a steal.... and the girls sure did have great taste for changing the chairs up!

Big Dude said...

You guys did a great job of the chair - what an industious family you are.

Two French Bulldogs said...

Happy Birthday. You sure are talented
Benny & Lily

Jan Mader said...

Happy Birthday! For once I can say I did something that you did. I have covered my kitchen chairs more than are my friend!!!

SissySees said...

Happy birthday to you! LOVE those chairs. Wow. What a make-over!

Blond Duck said...

I can't believe you did that! You're so talented!

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Pam said...

Happy birthday! The flowers are beautiful. I love the look of the chair - so cute!

Sue said...

Those chairs look great. Your girls can visit here any time. Things really get done when they're around.