Saturday, August 6, 2011

Day 217 - New Chairs & Back to School...

You may remember back at the beginning of the summer, sweet hubby got me a couple new chairs for my birthday...allowing our breakfast table to seat six instead of four. I really love how the chairs are different than the four original chairs, but compliment them perfectly :o)

Yesterday morning, I decided to recover the original chair cushions to freshen them up a bit {my sweet, perfect children may or may not have added a few unwanted spots to the cushions over the years...ha!} :o) I am currently boycotting Hobby Lobby (a whole other story) so I decided to check the fabric section at Wal-Mart to see if they had anything to coordinate with the new chairs. I was SO excited to see so many great choices...
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I decided to go with the red fabric with white floral pattern.

Here is the cushions before...
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...and here is the after...
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And the best part...it cost less than $10...and only took 15 minutes!!!

I also picked up a new rug that was on sale at Target...I will take a pic and show you tomorrow :o)

Can you believe school starts in a week? I could really use another couple weeks...or a month! This summer has gone by SO fast...I guess that happens when your summer is only 2 months! Last weekend, we finished up our school supply list and this weekend we stocked up on lunch supplies...chips, cookies, crackers, etc. When you are packing 17 lunches a week, large quantities from Sam's is a must...haha!
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Can I just say I LOVE the two kid buggies they have there! Why don't they have those buggies at Wal-Mart????

We also made our daily stop by Wal-Mart for an essential we cannot live without...paper plates....haha! Sunshine also used a bit of her birthday money to buy Rio!!! Have you seen it yet? Our girls LOVE that movie! SO cute!























The kids were SO EXCITED to run into the free ice cream truck again today!!! What luck!!
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The funny thing was the free ice cream truck was parked at one end of Wal-Mart and the pay ice cream truck was parked at the other end...ha!

And just because this is SO Little Pumpkin...
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So, is everyone ready for school?

4 comments:

Lisa said...

Your chairs are beautiful! Do tell, why are you boycotting Hobby Lobby?

Leigh said...

Love the new chairs...and the new look on the old!

Hobby Lobby story needed...

Heather M. said...

LOVE your new chair covers!!! So nifty! Not ready for school, but we had our first day of Co-Op today, so I was forced to get "ready" for that! Hope the next couple of weeks of summer are full of fun for you guys.

The Suri Story said...

Love the chairs! They are beautiful and so complementary to your end chairs!