8/12/13

It's a Cover-Up, Oh No!

Hey everyone!  Happy Monday!  I don't know about y'all, but I'm super-happy that August just seems to be flying by.  August can be very insufferable here, so I am most happy to just get through it.  Besides, then I can start decorating for Fall -- YAY!  Well, you had to know that was coming, right?  Anyway, I've been trying to keep myself busy with indoor projects during the "heat," and I wanted to share one of the projects I completed.

Some of you may remember my great Craig's List buy of this cute oak table, 6 chairs, 24" leaf, & custom pad all for $125 -- yeah, I know, such a deal!  I bought this shortly after we moved into this home and with some cleaning and some Liquid Gold, it worked fine for about a year.

Abby has to give everything a thorough sniff to see if it meets with her approval!


Anyway, last Fall, when we did some remodeling in our kitchen (you can see that HERE), we also did a bit of an update on the table.  We used the same paint on the table top as on our island and the cabinet trim.  We couldn't believe the improvement that made.


The chairs were still lacking, but The Man kept promising to redo the back spindles as some were missing and others were no longer glued properly.  He concluded he would have to purchase a special tool to redo those, and that project got pushed to the end of the "Honey Do" list......whyyyyyy?  Anyway, the chairs were really bugging me, but apparently not him, so I took matters 
into my own hands.

I decided a "cover-up" was in order and made simple little slipcovers using drop cloth fabric.

The two chairs with arms had to have a gusset which was simple to do, but the other.....

four chairs basically got a pillow case shape to slip down over the backs.  Embarrassingly easy!

Well, I like them so much that I don't care anymore whether he fixes the backs or not!

Sometimes I like the table bare and other times, I have a drop cloth tablecloth on it.

So, when The Man drags his feet, Momma picks up the slack and does a "cover-up!"

What surprised me the most about this little project, other than how much I liked it, is how much 
The Man likes it, too.  Maybe he's just happy to be off the hook for repairing those doggone chairs!

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