Meet my chairs. They’re simple chairs; second hand, painted white and full of creaks and they suit my country lifestyle perfectly. They sit at the heads of the dining room table.
Good idea: buying four plexiglass chairs to sit around the rest of the table. Bad Idea: believing scotch guard could save the upholstery on the country chairs from my toddler.
Good idea: ordering oil cloth online from a company called Lazy Susan. They carry all kinds of retro groovy oil cloth. I had a plan!
The dining room, as you can see above, had become a bit of a playroom, so I grabbed my supplies and headed down to my work room, the Shabby Shack.
Step one: remove the chair seats. Step two: pull out the staples and remove the old fabric.
*** Intermission ***
Ah, the peace and quiet.
Step three: staple on the new oil cloth fabric. Step four: feel proud! They’re fantastic!
But…will they hold up to the toddler test?
Spilled milk: not a problem. Ketchup and mustard: so not a problem.
The final test: a jar of our farm’s blueberry lavender Missing Goat jam… Nothing a spoon and finger can’t take care of!