Monday, April 24, 2017


My first post for the year 2017 !!
This post has been sitting in draft for couple months now. Can you believe it???

Anyways, the last post here was about the pedestal table in the breakfast nook.
The spray painted orange bentwood chairs were fine for few months after they were painted. And then the wicker started tearing. When the first one tore, I was heartbroken. Very heartbroken.

In next few weeks, one after other rest of the chairs tore. There was no way I could repair the wicker. The only option was to get them weaved. And it would be pretty expensive. More than the cost of all 4 chairs I had paid.
Mr. Tweaks had enough of it and he moved the chairs to the garage. That same weekend we had planned an IKEA visit. And Mr. picked 4 of these chairs.
Both Mr. and son worked very hard but couldn't assemble the chairs. The chairs were returned.
Mr. assumed that I will dispose of the orange chairs and look for something new. I was not going to give up so soon. At first, I had plans to upholster the chairs myself. But I was not sure I could do it. Then decided it was best left to the professionals. I bought 3 yards the fabric from Joann's and dropped the chairs to the upholsterer. I let them know what I wanted and when I went to pick the chairs a week should have been there to see my happiness.

They did a great job.

I had the chairs upholstered more than a year ago and they are still holding good. Hope they stay so for couple more years. Next time Mr. will not assume.....

Wait for the next post which a very easy one.

Monday, November 28, 2016


Feels good to be back after a long hiatus.
I had shared the first part of our breakfast nook update early last year and there have been few more changes since then.
Remember this pedestal table?
Few months after painting the table, the top of the table started toppling and one day slide off the pedestal. On the same day, Mr. Tweaks moved it to the garage to be disposed of. I had plans to work my magic on that table but Mr. very firmly asked me to order a new table. Or he would do it.

After combing few stores online, I picked this one.
Table arrived in 2 boxes.
It was a quick assembly:

Mr. did not want me to order a white one as every effort to keep the surface clean without stains and marks did not help with our previous table. This table gets used/abused the most in our home. We eat all our meals on this table (not that we are messy eaters). Sanjan does his schoolwork on this table (there was always pencil/crayon marks on the table). And we conduct our monthly family roundtable meetings here....Just kidding...
I had ordered this table last year May and it has held well for more than a year and a half. It's not too big nor too small. Perfect for the space.

In the next post, I will share the makeover those orange chairs went through.

Have a wonderful week ahead.