I'm back to share with you my Christmas post.
Remember how I told you we severely downsized to an apartment?
Well I've been unpacking and trying to find all my things that are packed up in boxes.
I finally found my fabric that I bought a couple of years ago to re do my chairs!
So I set out to recover my chairs and paint my table in one weekend.
Pretty agressive of me don't you think?
Well what I failed to remember not to forget was the
location of our STAPLE GUN.
Facebook to the rescue. My daughter's MIL had an electric one I borrowed. Made things a lot easier to staple.
Now, re-covering chairs may seem like a simple task and well it is-until you actually start to do it.
There are millions of staples to remove.
First I took them off and used that fabric as templates for my new fabric. My mom helped me cut.
Then I had to figure out how to staple it on so the staples wouldn't show on the chairs. Some of those pieces were extra hard. I mean, the backs of the chairs are solid and a real challenge to staple through. But I did it! Here in pictures is the story:
I had to fold over and staple so the other staples wouldn't show. This is covered up by the wood back on the chair.
I also painted my black table white in one evening. I painted it with Fusion brand Mineral Paint in Casement.
After I let it dry over night, I applied two coats of water based poly letting them dry for about 6 hours in between.
And here's the result.
And after all that
I was finally ready to decorate our humble abode for Christmas Eve dinner:
The glittered trees were made by me by simply cutting out shapes with my Cricut Explore and hot gluing it to a cone shape made out of poster board.
The table runner is some black bulletin board paper I had. I simply wrote on it with my metallic marker.
I am yet to finish decorating on top of that shelf that we hung over the table. I'll post on that later.
But in the meantime, we had a wonderful Christmas Eve with my little family.
And I love that my little family could enjoy a pretty space to eat.