Thursday, September 6, 2007
Dining in Style!
Can you believe it took me 17 years to FINALLY find a set of dining room chairs I LOVE! When our kids were younger, we dined in a corner nook with wood benches. Very cute, but very hard! Then, I found our current dining room table, but no matching chairs. Actually, I was happy to mix and match after seeing an issue of Country Living magazine which featured the same cottage style. Having caught the Shabby Chic "bug," out went the pine nook and mismatched chairs and in came these lovely antique chairs! I recently purchased them from Jennifer at The Old Painted Cottage. Jennifer just happens to live approximately 30 minutes from my home, so I saved a bundle on shipping! You will love her website and blog!
The same week I picked up my chairs I was determined to finish this fun project! I repainted the wood white, added more padding and upholstered the seats in a light pink, rose "embossed?" fabric that is softer than a baby's bottom! Of course, with 4 young kids sitting at the dinner table, I protected the soft pink fabric with another cover I made with some Rachel Ashwell fabric I had on hand. The covers have a water-proof pad sewn into the cover so I don't cry over spilled milk! (I'm so clever!)
Now, our family dines in style!