Sunday, December 5, 2010

Kitchen Chairs Reveal and a Giveaway

Giveaway announced at the bottom of the post
 Last week I shared with you my Christmas decorations. I am still "tweaking" them. We are supposed to be apart of our neighborhood's Holiday Walk this year and I don't want to disappoint;o) Anyway, I showed you the "new-to-us" chairs at the kitchen table. I wanted to give you a close up of what I did.
I found this set on Craigslist for $40. I was so happy to find them. S.R. and E destroyed the other set b/c they have an issue with sitting on their hind parts and the chairs were hitting the floor and smashing to bits. The seat covers were atrocious. Very old and dusty. I think I even found a creepy crawly in one, so they went in the garbage.
 Using grain sacks, whether vintage or vintage looking, in home decor is very popular right now, and I had to jump on the bandwagon:o) I purchased my canvas from Lowes. (You wouldn't believe how cheap it is.) I covered the seat with the canvas. I then painted 3 stripes down the center of the seat with black acrylic paint. Super easy!  I will be making curtains to go over the kitchen windows with the left over canvas this week. Can't wait. Those poor windows look so barren right now.
Anyway, to keep these chairs in the condition that they are in right now, I put some more clear vinyl on them. Easy to clean and all of our guests won't be afraid to sit on the chairs for fear of ruining their pants:o) Sounds a little "Grandma-ish" you say? I think not..with 2 children under the age of 5 it's imperative since only 30% of the food that they fork actually goes IN their mouths:o)
 We have also been working on the area under the bar. This is the before picture. I will share with you guys the "after" within the next couple of days. 
I was hoping to catch all the nasty stains under the bar to show you why I was so excited about having this area redone...however the sun was shining brightly that day:o)
So I said that I wanted to do a giveaway. I have hit 150 followers...YAY! Big number round these parts:o) Since it's the season of giving, I thought I would give you guys a chance to win something fun...well at least I think it's fun:o)
I have a Toy Story 3 DVD to giveaway to one lucky follower.

This Giveaway is now closed...thank you for your participation!!!

Here's how to enter:
1st Entry: Be a follower or become a follower of Fussy Monkey Business and let me know that you are

2nd Entry: Tell all your Facebook buddies about this giveaway and ask them to join in on the fun

3rd Entry: Tell me who your favorite Toy Story character is....(mine is Ham...we sort of have the same humor;o))

The winner of the DVD will be announced on Thursday December 9th.  Good luck to you all!!