The Story of a Chair..


Head over to HGTV.ca today - I've done the cutest chair makover project. 


Goodbye stains, hello stain proof!


Bring it on toddlers of the world! 

23 comments:

soulflower said...

is that oilcloth???? because i have lots of fantasies about that stuff and covering everything in my home with it...if only one could line the inside of the car with it...if i had an old vw bus to do that with that would be so cool... a rockin vintage car to cart your kids around in!

pollydove said...

Oh my gosh, that is adorable!!! The happy face ... perfect!

mise said...

Very nice, and hugely practical. I always feel that my life will change once I buy one of those staple guns, so I'm loathe to do so in case it doesn't.

birdie blue said...

Love this! I've been thinking of doing this very thing to my dining room chairs. Not sure if it would feel tacky/sticky if you were wearing shorts?

Catherine peacelovesweater@blogspot.com said...

They are beautiful! I love the post on HGTV as well! You such a great sense of style.

koralee said...

I have used oilcloth to cover chairs too...it is needed at every age..believe me my teens are messy messy messy! I love the green! Love this for the Summer. xoxox

Missing Goat said...

hey birdie blue - I absolutly think it would stick to bare skin in the summer. But, if you assign seating according to your guests outfit, you can avoid the problem. Plus, I think it's still better to have a little stick over a big stain.

Ana Degenaar said...

I love it! it is so, so cute!

ShilaLong嘉雯 said...

Today is the first day of the rest of your life. ............................................................

country girl said...

What a fantastic idea!

Southern Lady said...

What a great project! I love the chairs! Kids can't hurt those babies!! Carla

Vanessa@decor happy said...

Love this! The test with your daughter and the jam - so adorable.

Bela said...

Wow, that would be great in my dinning room. My dear little Aila has just started eating "by herself"...certainly you can figure out what I have been through...THANK you for sharing THIS idea. Love, Bela.

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

Oooh! I've thought of doing this very thing. But my girls are in their thirties now. It's me I'm worried about spilling things! Heading right over to see...
Brenda

kate / tinywarbler said...

super cute heather! isn't oilcloth great? i have yet to sew with it but have wanted to for 'sew' long! (i know, bad pun, i couldn't resist.)

Staci Edwards Design said...

Love this! Thanks for sharing!

Pinecone Camp said...

You got your oil cloth! Looks great, and it does make great seat covers doesn't it?

Barbara said...

Brilliant! I sent a link for the oilcloth fabrics to my sister in Michigan. She will love it!
You did a super job, Heather. Bring on the spills!

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

That looks so darn cute...off to check it out.

Elyse said...

just discovered your blog and am loving it! love this post. oilcloth rocks, doesn't it? come see what i did with some:
http://tinkeredtreasures.blogspot.com/2010/04/oilcloth-is-in-and-on.html

xo
elyse

jan said...

i think you're brilliant! love the ketchup happy face at the end! i once covered some retro chairs using a shower curtain way back when - i loved them!

Colleen said...

.....hahahah you are hilarious!..
like Jan I love the condiment face!
I guess great minds think alike ...or so the saying goes .....cuz I just
chair blogged!...so when you have time please peek @ my AFTER!

Rambles with Reese said...

Very cool! Gotta see the show.

xo