New Start

I don’t post often boy but when I do, it sure is random. I go from recipes, chair remodeling, to thoughts about life. Wow. I guess that’s why a blog is a blog right. We can do as we please. I made a decision yesterday and I hope nothing can make me wavier from it. I fee like I have to hold my breath for the next two weeks. I’ll just take it day by day and see how it unfolds, hopefully in my favor.

How to reupholster your kitchen chairs

How to reupholster kitchen chairs.

Seriously this is so easy and it’s cost almost nil to what it would be to send it out and have it done.

Step 1.  Find the fabric you want to cover your chairs in. If it is a highly used chair(kitchen area)then I suggest something a little durable and with a pattern. I love the gingham pattern. It’s always been my favorite. Make sure your measurements are correct. Even a little minor screw up can be costly. All though I bought my fabric at Walmart and they have great prices on their selection, you still don’t want to waste time and money going back for more if it was cut wrong the first time.

Step 2. Invest in a decent staple gun. I finally did and it was well worth it. I spent under $24.00 for staples and a staple gun which I’ve gotten my monies worth out of already. Lay fabric flat with chair pad on top. Fold over and leave excess which you can trim up after. Pull taut and start on one side stapling.

Step 3. As you staple pulling taut, flip over to make sure there are no wrinkles. Take your time doing this. It isn’t a race. Even if you get one or two chairs done a day it’s still worth your time and effort. I like to pull the corners tight and over lap from each side. That usually takes care of any wrinkles.

Step 4. Staple every 1/2 inch around, pulling taunt throughout. When finished trim the extra fabric off. Make sure you keep some just incase you want to add accents to your kitchen at least you’ll always have a swatch available.

Step 5. End results. Dog not included but she seemed to like the new look herself!

Ya ever wonder…

Today is one of those days when you wake up feeling so great, no body aches, no moodiness, everything is flowing so nicely and bam it hits me….is today going to be the day I die or something! Ha. Happy hump day everyone!!!

Simple life

..our life is so simple yet it is explosive with love and worth. We take our days one day at a time. We enjoy the littlest things in life and make the most out of everything we are blessed with.

I am so lucky to have what I have and sometimes I need to take time to sit and realize this.

It was the boys homecoming game this past weekend. Every weekend during this time of year revolves around football.  Games, food, and friends day in and day out starting on Friday night right up until Sunday night. We do bone fires, make different dishes to try, and drink our favorite drinks. We laugh about the same things over and over again.

I can’t hold on to these moments forever but I can cherish every second of happiness that it brings me. Life is good.