Recover Kitchen Chair Seats


We purchased our kitchen table and 6 chairs off of Craigslist when we moved into our house in July 2013.  I told my husband when we bought the chairs I could recover them … two children and a number of food stains later I finally got around to the task!

It whole process took all of about 1.5 hrs using just a Philips screw driver, staple gun and pair of scissors.  Oh – and a little bit of help from my in-laws who kept our little guys busy while is stapled away.

The material was the only expense I had for this project – which I purchased at Wal-Mart.  Who knew Wal-Mart sold Waverly fabric?!  Anyway – I took a gamble and bought 8 yards of the material hoping it would cover all 6 chair seats … I was conservative with the fabric and had enough left over to make a few throw pillows to use in our window seat in the kitchen so bonus!

Family is very happy with the results and our toddlers are busy working on the next set of stains for me to recover in another few years, but oh what a different!

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$20.00  Fabric – 8yrds (Wal-Mart)

$  0.00   Staple Gun and staples

$  0.00   fabric scissors


$20.00   Total


Baby Room Remodel with custom built-in window seat and shelves

Baby Room Remodel with custom built-in window seat and shelves

Baby Room Remodel

I was inspired to create a relaxing space for our newborn son when I saw the following post on Pinterest (

We hired a contractor to build custom adjustable shelves with a window seats which extra storage below. They also continue the traditional wainscoting around the room, scrapped the pop-corn ceiling and put in crown molding which they trimmed around the custom built-in shelves.

We had custom cushions made for the window seat had plantation shutters installed which really helped insulate the room and helped block the light from the sun which is great during naptime and season changes when trying to get our little one down.

All we had to do in the end is add furniture and a few wall décor items to complete the room.

We did pick out a bedding set which came with a ton of matching accessories:
– bed spread
– dust ruffle
– crib bumper
– 2 curtain panels
– diaper holder
– toy swag
– 3 wall art bears

We also ordered matching:
– bear mobile
– bear border
– 2 bear lamp shades

$3k – Local Contractor
$99 – Ginny Bear Bedding (
$60 – Matching accessories (bear border, lamp shade, mobile) (
$650 – Storkcraft espresso baby furniture (4 in 1 crib, changing dresser, chest of drawers) (
$300 – Rocking chair w/ ottoman (
$500 – Plantation Shutters (
$40 – Floating wall shelves (Hobby Lobby)
$25 – Wall letters and paint (Hobby Lobby)
$300 – custom window seat cushions (

By keeping with a traditional style, our son can grow into this room without having to change much other than the bedding and bear theme as he gets older! Shelves provide great storage as do the trunks under the window seats. It turned out to be a great tranquil space to rock him to sleep and for him to play in.