Several years ago, we recovered our dining room chairs in a lovely purple and green plaid that matched our kitchen. Doesn't it look lovely? Okay, so you kind of have to look past the yogurt smears, and ice cream drips, and milk stains, and who knows what other culinary delights.
I recently declared that something needed to be done when it started to be a fight every mealtime getting Sareny to sit on one (I am not making this up). And really, who could even blame her? Anyway, I got some fabric for a great price--less than $5 for two yards. And here's the best part--we decided to cover the fabric with plastic! Hooray!
But actually, I think the best part just may be the fact that my wonderful husband Keith contributed most of the labor recovering the chairs. He is actually quite fond of saying, "So how come when you decide to start a project, it usually means work for me?" Ha ha, what a kidder!
Sareny got in close to capture this exciting action shot of Keith hard at work. She is quite the photographer, no?
And here are me and the other kids cheering daddy on!
I think you will agree that our chairs look a lot better. We no longer have to resort to threats and bribes to get our children and guests to sit on them. That crazy mother-in-law on Everybody Loves Raymond knew what she was talking about covering her furniture in plastic!