What possesses a perfectly rational and mostly sane person, who has a gaggle of kids, to purchase dining room chairs that are cloth?
I have no idea.
I am not taking the blame for this all by myself. We are going to divide the blame 60/ 40. Mr. Muscles gets 60% and I get 40%.
He chose the dining room set in the first place! Granted, I could have said, “no”, but I didn’t. I loved the table, and the table came with those particular chairs.
Now that the majority of the blame rests firmly on Mr. Muscles’ shoulders, let me tell you what happened to those pretty, micro-fiber suede seats. They had food spilled on them, science experiments erupt on them, and liquid splashed on them, to name a few.
We scrub them down often and set them out in the sun to dry and kill any germs, but all of that cleaning does have it’s price.
The poor chairs just didn’t look all that great and I got tired of scrubbing them.
Hancock Fabrics to the rescue!
They were having a fantastic sale, and I was able to pick up several yards of a very tough vinyl fabric. It looks like leather, it is very durable, and best of all- it is WIPEABLE! (I know it looks white but it is not. It is a light brown, almost like coffee with a lot of milk in it.)
This project didn’t take me any time at all to do. I spent approximately 8-10 minutes per chair to remove the seat bottom, staple the new fabric in place, and screw the seat back to the chair.
It is so nice to be able to easily wipe down the chairs after the children finish their
feeding frenzy dinner.
Another big change that has happened in our home comes compliments of Ms. Serious (14). The fight against breast cancer has hit close to home. My SIL, D, is in the middle of treatments and is fighting her way through this horrible disease.
In response to seeing what her Aunt is going through, Ms. Serious (14) designed a necklace in honor of Aunt D (she donates half of the price of the necklace to breast cancer research), and she decided to donate her hair.
Her hair donation was almost 9 inches long. It came out a little shorter than we would prefer, but it was well worth it.
It does my heart good to see her giving of herself, and her talents, to help women like her Aunt D as they fight breast cancer. She has inspired her younger sister, Ms. Lovebug (8), to donate her hair this fall.
To all of the beautiful, brave women out there who are facing breast cancer head on, we are praying for you. Know that you are in our hearts and always in our prayers!
Always in God’s mighty hands,
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