Furniture Remodels

Staples, Staples and, well, more STAPLES!ย 

Last night I got motivated to remove the upholstery from the dining rooms chairs. Or, rather, from one chair. There are SO MANY STAPLES.

My hands hurt from twisting the flat head screw driver to pry them out. ๐Ÿ˜•

I removed the cushion first. That was easy. It was held down in the corners by 4 screws.

Next came the back. I didn’t know where to start with this one, so a little help from the tutorial on Miss Mustard Seeds website led me in the right direction. (THANK YOU!)

You guessed it. Staples! The first set of staples was between the piping surrounding the cushion.


After this was removed – more staples holding on the front fabric….

Remove these staples –

And more staples holding the foam pad in place. Removed these staples…

And yet MORE staples holding on the back material. Lol.

Now I have a chair ready for sanding and paint. Only 6 more to go. Lol

Furniture Remodels, Living Room

New Dining Table & Chairs

Just purchased a dining table set off of Swip Swap, expecting delivery this evening. ๐Ÿ™‚ Looking forward to my next project –


I am going to reupholster the chairs in a bright and happy fabric, stain it dark walnut, then give it a whitewashed finish. Add some trim to the base and a farmhouse top. And build a coordinating bench/settee for against the wall – Something like this…


That’s the plan anyways… Here are the fabric options I am debating on as well –

I am off to Jo-Ann Fabrics to go and find something fun! It helps they always have awesome coupons. ๐Ÿ™‚ 50% off any cut by the yard fabric…

UPDATE – So the 2 fabrics that I chose are not offered on the website. I chose a beautiful blue and white pattern (which is the one I am going to be using on the dining table project) and a burlap and silver material. (Which the two chairs that will not be in the dining room will be upholstered with.)

I will be using the floral fabric for the seat cushion, as well as the back material on the reverse side. ย The back on the front will be a plain white, and I may add some tacks for accenting…

Many people tell me when I say I want the cushions white – “But you have kids” – I know. But if you properly seal the fabric it will be protected from spills and child accidents. ๐Ÿ™‚

ย  See Pretty Handy Girl’s post hereย where she uses sealant on her fabric. ๐Ÿ™‚

Want to see more about this dining sets progress – Part 2


Furniture Remodels, Michael's Room

Michael’s Bedroom Makeover

I love this house. But starting from scratch is hard. I want to do something fun for my little boy, Michael, and he is absolutely obsessed with batman!

I already had a little tykes blue race car bed, which I have just painted black with silver wheels. (I wanted them to be more chrome colored, but they didn’t turn out that way. They’re still cool though.)

Little tykes race car redo – Soon to be BATMAN mobile

I am going to put a creative batman symbol on the front and create some great artwork pieces for around his walls. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

On the back wall, I am planning on stenciling out a city skyline on plywood, and mount it about and inch from the wall and add led lighting. In my mind it all looks amazing. Hoping the finished product comes out as good!


This is the the master plan, and over the next week, we shall see how it comes out. Stay posted.