Sunday, November 23, 2008

The Latest Project

I've been wanting to recover the dining room chairs for a very long time. My cousin's grandmother had a beautiful dining room set and all the chairs had a needlepoint seat. Six different floral patterns. Ideally this is what I'd like to do. The reality is I can't afford to as the price for each needlepoint kit is out of my reach, unless of course, Auntie Rose comes through with that windfall she's been promising.

I thought it would be fun to paint illuminated initials on the fabric. Did it, but the concept looked much better in my head than on the fabric.

Still the idea of the needlepoint seats was banging in my head. Himself suggested I buy fabric I could live with and then could find the needlepoint kits at a more reasonable price some other time.

Jo-Ann had fabric on sale today for 40% off so Himself and I went to buy fabric for the chairs. I got the selection down to two patterns that I liked. One was a very muted floral like a watercolor. The other a bolder floral pattern. Himself liked the bolder pattern better so that's what we got.

Neither of us has ever recovered a chair, but we managed to get one done.


  1. Way to go! You make a good team. One down, five to the goal to have them all done by the HHDOO?

  2. God willin' and the crick don't rise.

  3. Teamwork is always fun!!!