The Happyish Homestead

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Dining Room Chairs, Again


Dining Room Chairs 005

Actually….I’m sure I’m fooling no one into thinking this is what the seats of these chairs looked like before I re-covered them.

Three years ago.

White fabric.

Four kids.

In fact, it’s safe to assume no amount of cleaning or Scotch Guarding can undo what these chairs have been subjected to after countless babies, meals involving spaghetti sauce, chocolate, strawberries, mud?, tomato soup, etc., dirty hands and stinky feet.

They were dis.gus.ting.

They are the real heroes of the family.

I decided to do them in some vintage-y, happy oil cloth I ordered off line, which for the record, is way cheaper than any store I’ve seen it in.

Now I can just wipe them off and they won’t be advertising on craigslist looking for a more mature family.



In other news, I saw a peregrine falcon trying to take out one of my chickens this morning.

I’m not sure about the new morals for birds of prey.  Really, at 9:30 in the morning?  No scruples.

Have a good weekend.



  1. Those look so good! I might need that website--the seats of my dining chairs are (were) white as well...

  2. Nice work! I really want to recover mine. I should just go buy fabric and do it!

  3. Children will make chairs, tables & other furniture dirty, anyways. That’s their duty. And that’s why mam have handful of works all around the day. But that’s a different pleasure to do. So, you should make it a fun. Don’t be upset. By the way, your dining room chairs look pretty good.

  4. Covering chairs with oil clothing is a good idea. How are they working now? I think now they are protected from sauce, chocolate, strawberries & ……..isn't it? But I am sure kids will find out a new way.

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