About 18 months ago we got new dinning room chairs, after my kids broke several holes though our previous cane bottomed ones. My husband and I debated for weeks about weather we should get new or used chairs. My husband always likes to buy new, I always want to buy used. I stress over new things, I would rather our kids add to the character of something used than to break in something new. I learned a long time ago not to surround yourself with things you don't want broken.
I was thrilled to find used chairs that were sturdy, worked with our table and had cushions I could recover. The plan was to recover them right away, but I got busy and forgot about them.
The previous fabric was awful. The grayish tan stood out in our golden room, not to mention how little it did to hide the doings of our kids. I am so mad at myself for letting this go.
It took less than 20 minutes to recover each chair and $35 for all the fabric.
The change has been dramatic.
Do you have a simple project you've forgotten or you're putting off?
My house is full of them. I made a list when we first moved in, yet life went on and I got used to what I hate. I'm really hoping to do more projects around the house this year, especially ones like this.