Kalissa and Craig went to Waterloo shopping a few days ago. Before long I got a message.
“We bought this. $150.” It’s a dining room table and four chairs.
They had been to Restore in Waterloo. It’s a Goodwill type store only it offers larger recyled things from doors and windows, to furniture to wood trim and cabinets. I’ve been several times but haven’t found a lot. My brothers who all own rental properties love these stores. They can always find things they need to keep their properties repaired.
The problem…Kalissa didn’t like the fabric on the cushions.
I called her and said as long as you’re still in town, take a chair into either Hobby Lobby or Joann’s and get fabric. I’d show her how to redo the cushions.
A couple days later she was home and wanted help. They started out looking like this….
and with a scissor and staple gun,
They soon looked like this.
Just what she wanted. She’s going with red accents in her gray living room/dining room. She’s on a huge gray kick!
She also brought her old living room curtains and wanted me to remake them into a valance. I thought I was going to make her do it but after cutting the sheer fabric and having her pin it I soon knew it was going to be me that did the sewing. In a quick half hour that was done and she was off to work on the house some more.
I gotta say, I enjoy her living close because just a few minutes later she called and said they worked out perfectly and was exactly the look she was going for….Slowly her house is transforming into what she’s wanted.