Hello! I'm Suzannah, a serious DIYer. Follow along with my DIY fixer upper house renovations, sewing and crafty projects, real food recipes, and de-stressing goals.
I co-host the Your Home Story podcast and believe you can love your home just the way it is, AND have the power to design and make big changes to make it better.
I'm also the author of DIY Wardrobe Makeovers!
Mom to Otto born April 2018 and Lucy born August 2020!

Finally finished the chairs!

I just screwed in the last chair seat of my table and chairs set.  The set isn't completely done yet since I have to paint the table still and am a little intimidated by this task, but I got the seat covers sewn and stapled on all six chairs.  Check out a couple of the side chairs:

Eeee!  Yay.  The print is a Waverly floral from JoAnn clearance ($4.50 a yard!), although it's still full price ($29.99 a yard) at the other JoAnn and from special order there.  I have a lot of extra so I will have to do something coordinating but not too matchy-matchy.  The backs of the chairs are a coordinating acetate, sort of changeable, about $3 at JoAnn clearance.  The braid is the cheapey, ubiquitous home dec braid, but in a cool matching color, from Mill End.  This project required a lot of staples and hot glue.
Look at the "before" on them:

Aren't they hideous, in the 90's dark green/maroon plaid and floral?  I think so.  I am not 100% happy with my recovering and painting job, but it is a huge improvement!

After I tackle painting the table and leaves, I can finish up decorating the dining room (finally)!


  1. Love the new chairs!! The fabric is great! Definitely better than the plaid and floral. ;)

  2. Anonymous10/18/2009

    These came out great! Why are you worried about painting the table ??? It's flat....




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