11.12.2009

the ugly chairs

Hubby is older than me - by 5 years. And, since he was one of those people that enlisted in the Navy when he was 18. He had been a "grown-up" before we were married.

The good news: He was able to furnish our first apartment with all stuff he had before me.

The bad news: He was able to furnish our first apartment with all stuff he had before me.

We've slowly replaced a lot of the furniture with things we both like. However, we still have the ugliest kitchen table known to man. (The sad thing is I think Hubby actually likes it.) While we've agreed to handle the ugly table and chairs for one more move, I decided to take matters into my own hands.

I still have the ugly, impossible to clean table. It has lots of little cracks which seem to have magnets for crumbs. I still have the country kitsch, yellowish white painted chairs. I was able to make some small changes that make the ugliness bearable for the next year and a half.

The ugly chairs before I attacked them:


The slightly less ugly chairs:

Green plaid really wasn't my thing. I knew I couldn't do anything drastic so I recovered the seats. They do it all the time on HGTV so really how hard could it be. Well, a little harder than I anticipated. I borrowed a friend's staple gun and spent $15 on fabric.

All 4 chairs are recovered and put back together. I'm not sure how Hubby will react, but I like them. And, if you ever need a stress reliever, I highly suggest you find yourself a staple gun :-)