Friday, April 19, 2013

Making our house a home...dining chairs DIY project

I managed to get another DIY project completed. Rather, I was forced to. 

It all began with a dining room set. We inherited the dining set from J's grandmother. The chair fabric was pretty worn but the main furniture pieces was pretty solid so I decided to keep and use them in our dining room. Any way to save a buck!

So last Friday, I started to remove the old fabric. 

On Saturday, I picked up the fabric and chair cushions from Walmart.
Fabric: $13.44
Cushion: $13.66

On Sunday, we picked up a heavy duty staple gun and staples from Home Depot. 
Staple gun: $18.99
Staples: $4.25

Well, things got quite busy since we were celebrating our anniversary so this project was put on hold.

However, because J had already unscrewed the chair bases and I had already started removing the cushion and fabric, J and I had to immediately finish the chair since we're having guests this weekend.
So while I put on the fabric and stapled it to the chair base, J screwed them back and helped with stapling when my hands got tired. 
Here's the finished product.

It was a 2-hour effort but that kept us up until late on Wednesday night but it was worth it.

On Saturday, while I was out shopping, J put together this coat rack/sitting piece for our front door. This was a wedding gift. We can FINALLY use the items we received after 2-years of marriage :-). 
We figured guests can sit there while they take off their shoes.
Furniture piece/mirror: Free
2-Baskets: $12.98 (I used a 40% off coupon I had for Michael's)

I purchased the baskets from Michael's on sale. On holds clean socks and the other will be used to put dirty socks.

While out shopping on Saturday, I found a nice set of towels at Wal-mart that I figured would look nice in the half bathroom downstairs. So I purchased them and put ribbons I already had at home (I keep ribbons from gift wrappings).
2-Towels: $9.96 total
Ribbons: Free

On another note, here's a picture of our happy baby. Right before she proceeded to keep mommy and daddy up most of the night :-). I love love love that smile!

Hope you had a great week. Have an awesome weekend! I am looking forward to spending time with my family this weekend.


  1. Ooh liking the DYI...can't wait to see more!!

    1. Will be posting some more pics today. Thank you!

  2. Love diy projects. The fabric is so pretty. Think I will be doing one of these pretty soon. That smile gets me all the time!

    1. Thank you! Her smile does melt my heart :-).

  3. that DIY is awesome. I love JOE's curls and smile, so cute :)
    long time since a ProjectMilf update hope all is well :)

    1. Thank you! Been busy but will try to get back into Project MILF this week.


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