Last spring I recovered the seats of my dining room chairs. I live in Po-dunk Ville and our JoAnn Fabric store offers teddy bears, gingham & camo. Period. I lean towards avocado and lime green accents in my living room and yellow in my kitchen (that's the plan though there is currently NO yellow there). The dining room table is part of both rooms due to our open floor plan. So, I chose a fabric that incorporated both yellow and green and stapled it onto my seats.
My sister immediately grimaced at my choice while I insisted it was retro cool. Jake also grimaced because the flower print also included pink. For a year I've stared at this fabric that I only sorta-kinda like. For a year my baby has grown into a toddler and climbed on these chairs, dropped food on these chairs (yeah, I'm gonna blame it on her), ground play dough into these chairs, wiped boogies onto these chairs (ditto, totally all her). PLUS, the chair padding was at its prime back when Jake's dad was a kid. Now this bony-butted family fidgets uncomfortably during a long dinner.
So, it's time for Round #2 of Julie versus dining room chairs. This time they will NOT win! I am refinishing the table, chairs, buffet table, and that china hutch turned TV cabinet that I featured months ago. I AM going to do this. I don't think anyone believes me. My plan is to refinish the wood on the top of the table and buffet with a dark stain while painting everything else a crisp, glossy white (kinda like my new blog design!).