What is a Betty?

Betty is the term used to describe an amazing person who you can depend on. Betty is also a term for "sweet and loving girl." The more you get to know her, the more you love being around her. She has a good sense of humor and has a cute laugh. She's chill yet hard working as well as kind and considerate. Betty lights up the room and lights up my life. She's always happy and cheerful. She's also cuddly, independent and smart. She appreciates the simple things in life and can make anything good out of a bad situation. -Urban Dictionary

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Recovering Chair Cushions

The dining room chairs have seen better days.  A new dining room set would be great...but that's not going to happen anytime soon.  So, off one Betty went to the fabric store to purchase new fabric hoping to give the chairs a fresh new look.

Well, spending thirty to forty dollars per yard was not what she had in mind (she only needed 2 1/2 yards but still, hoping for a cheaper solution).  She combed through the clearance fabrics and came up with nothing.  It seemed all of the new designs and patterns were full price and she left empty handed.

Fast forward to today at Target.  "Why can't I use the fabric from a twenty dollar shower curtain to overhaul the chairs?"  With so many new designs to choose from she grabbed one and ran for home.  Three are done and and she has three more to go.  She is left with more than enough fabric which leaves her some extra so that when the kids spill she has a back-up piece to replace the stained fabric.  These cushions will be scotch-gaurded as well.  The fabric is 100% polyester but looks clean and crisp and DOES NOT look like a shower curtain!  

No sewing required!  Just a pair of scissors and a staple gun.  
$20.00 and two hours later the job is done and the dining room set may just make it a few more years!

Have a great week!
-The Betties

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