Since moving, I've gotten myself into quite a few projects around the house. This one has probably been the most time consuming, and I can't even claim all of it! Mom, Jean and I, together, recovered 6 chairs for our breakfast nook. Jean removed the existing fabric, Mom recovered, I fringed. After recovering the cushions of some other chairs for our dining room, I don't know which task I would have preferred. The staple gun is a physical battle and the fringing is majorly time consuming because it has to be sewn. My genius liquid stitch idea was for the birds!
I'm so thrilled with the way the chairs turned out! Halfway through, I thought...oh my gosh, I'm just going to buy some d*** chairs! Then I started shopping and saw that I could basically recover all 6 chairs for the cost of purchasing one chair. So happy with my decision to trudge forward...now that it's over.
When we moved from our brick ranch, my motto was out with the red and in with the neutral. Gray, to be specific. The red was charming in our old house, but frankly, I was over it for the new space. Here is our old dining room, and what we started with table and chairs wise.
And after all the blood, sweat and tears...
I love the Suzani print! It really brightens up this corner of our house. Ikat pillows accent our living room and this is a nice variation on that theme. Gray with a pop of color.
The fringe! Don't look too closely, I'm a novice seamstress. But, it's attached...at least for now.
And so happy to have this one marked off the list! I finished the table off with inexpensive canisters from Home Goods filled with wine corks, whole pecans and pine cones from our back yard. The light fixture is from Ballard Designs. I love that it makes a big statement.