It was almost a year ago that I posted a pic of our falling-apart dining room chairs. Much to my surprise, one of my Christmas presents from Eric was to re-cover them with new fabric. What a wonderful gift! I would not have been ambitious enough to conquer such a task, and Eric did all the work--my only job was to select the fabric, and I am so pleased with the results:
Another fun little furniture makeover involved this bench that used to belong to Eric's grandparents. It came with a rust-orange cushion, and I asked my talented sister if she'd be willing to re-cover it for me. Well, she did, of course, and gave me this darling result for Christmas:
I'd requested denim for the new cushion, and I love that she used blue and white ticking for the edging, and even added cute matching pillows! Thanks to Eric and Monica for these wonderful gifts!
One more new-to-us piece of furniture that I'm really excited about--a glider and ottoman for the baby's room. I was mourning the fact that we were going to move our other rocker out of Nathan's room, because we often sit there to read books. Eric and I agreed that if we could find a good deal on something we liked, that we'd get a second chair so each kid could have one. Well, it's a longer story than this, but the bottom line is we found this one within a week's time at a good price and from someone who really needed to sell it--yet another example to me of God's (creative) providence.