Saturday, April 9, 2011

My Next Big Project.... Okay, Maybe Not Big, But It's Hard Work

Since my entryway bench was such a huge success, I'm ready to get started on the chair seats at the kitchen table (around the corner and down the hall), as well as the window and door treatments, with the same fabric as the hall bench. I am totally enamored with the fabric and can't wait to get it done as we I move closer to getting our home ready for the real estate market. 

Yes, these chairs and the table are approximately 28 years old, but we haven't wanted to buy anything new until we move. At that point, we're going to sell more than half of what we own and start over with the things we like now, as opposed to what we thought we liked over 30 years ago.

No, of course we aren't ready yet but it's getting a *smidge* closer to fruition. Mr. Snoots hired a man to do the outside painting but he fell off a house while helping a friend of his re-roof their house, hurting his back. That was two months ago. Uh-Huh. Why is it always like this with Mr. Snoots us? The last time we had the outside of the house painted (15 years ago) Mr. Snooty hired a real idiot to do the painting (he was cheap to hire, okay?). Furthermore, he spent most of his time ogling me through the windows as he painted. Thus, I gave him the name *Cassanova*. This guy would do all of the painting with his shirt off, which completely grossed me out. Big Ewwww! He also left razor blades wherever he dropped them after using them during his prep work, making for quite the enormous cleanup job (which was my duty since I didn't want the kids stepping on them, right?). Not a good experience at all, but I was really the only one that had to endure his creepy presence.

I am so ready to get this show on the road. I need some peace in my life and I'm not going to get it until we move from this house that works us to the freaking bone. Mr. Snoots claims that he loves yard work, but frankly, I know better. I'm weary of him putting his back out and not being able to play golf (or do anything else, actually). I am so NOT ready to be an old fart, with an aching back, feet and who knows what else. I've got a lot of living to do and I don't want to do it in this house that's killing me to keep up with.

All this having been said, I thought I'd mention that there is absolutely NOTHING on the market to interest me at the moment. I mean absolutely nothing I would even consider going to see, much less putting a bid on, so I guess things are going according to plan. HA! Honestly, I'd hate to come across *the perfect place* when we don't even have ours ready to sell yet, right?

These pictures are of one of the 4 kitchen table chairs I plan to recover... first with the current fabric and then with the new fabric. I'm going to use both of the go-with fabrics for the window and door treatments, which are all even more overdue than the hall bench. I must remember to add more seat padding this time.

This is a picture I found of a kitchen window that is almost identical to mine and have fallen in love with this treatment. So, I'm going to attempt to accomplish this look the same way I did the former current treatments, with the help of a mere glue gun. Period. I did it before and I can do it again.  I am woman, hear me roar. Stay tuned.

The Snooty household is definitely a work in progress at this point and I'm on a mission.....


BJ Roan said...

I love the window treatment, too. I think the fabric will be gorgeous with the color of the wood on the chairs. Can't wait to see the finished product.

Tammy said...

Looking forward to seeing the final product. I so have not talent for what you're doing, but I do love the fabric!


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