Despite my best intentions, unexpected medical issues (both of
my doggies, my son, then my hubby!), have derailed my decorating plans.Time, money and that ever precious commodity
, energy, had to be channeled elsewhere for a few months.The good news is that everyone, dogs
included, have either recovered completely or are on the mend.Oh yeah, I also started back to work
full-time.Did I forget to mention
that?Anyhoo…..despite all of the drama, I did manage to
squeeze in a few projects here and there, along with some thrifted finds that I
have big plans for (I will be sharing those over the next few weeks).
But lets start with one of my favorite mini-makeovers, shall we? A few months ago, after my dear, sweet, but not very gentle
son broke one of our dining chairs, I began the search for a replacement.Our dining set is the Sourav collection from World Market, only with two benches and a chair at each end.
Photo: Cost Plus World Market
We bought the set about six years ago, and World Market still
sells it so I knew I could replace the broken chair easily enough.Or so I thought.My set, being slightly aged, has darkened a
bit over time and all of the newer pieces had way too much red undertone to
match up.The sales lady assured me that
the color difference wouldn’t be very noticable but she obviously doesn't know me very well. I knew
that it would bother me immensly.I
had been toying with the idea of using parsons chairs, so I meandered back over
to the dining set area to see what I could find.I was ecstatic to see these chairs on clearance
for more than half off!
The only color
they had left was called “raisin” and did not exactly fit my color scheme, but
I knew that a slipcover could fix the problem.
They were super comfy, and at such a great price, I snatched up two chairs and brought them home. Now I just had to find the perfect slipcovers, at the perfect price.
Fast forward two months.I happened to be at Ikea shopping for a slipcover for my thrifted Ektorp
love seat (more on that later), and being the cheapskate price conscience person that I am, I
headed over to the clearance section first.There were no Ektorp slips, but I did happen upon a couple of Henriksdal
chair covers, and at 7.00 for two, it was worth a try.
Back at home, I was sad to discover that the
chair covers were not quite long enough.Not one to get discouraged, I turned to Pintrest to see if I could
gather some ideas.Sure enough, I found
Hi, I'm Amy and I’ve been married for 18 years to an amazing man. Together we have two incredible kids, two cats and two very pampered dogs. I’m passionate about my family, reading, writing, and trying to make our house a home. Thanks for stopping by….I hope you’ll be back soon to check out my latest home “remedies”, projects, pictures and maybe even a recipe or two!