Miriam's dining chairs left my house this week to go home!!!!!
4 chairs that were painted and upholstered and pillowed left.....
and 4 chairs that were falling apart and ugly came.....
She got 4 pretty chairs....
and I got 4 pieces of #$%!!!!
What's wrong with this picture?????
Here's a shot of them in their new home.
For those of you new to my blog....
Or for the older readers who have lost their memory.....
I started helping my niece, Miriam, last year with her new home.
We started in the dining room because she had fantasies of cooking family meals and having folks over for dinner.
I would like to point out here, that so far this year, all I gotten to eat at her house was an apple.
Now don't get me wrong.....
it was a really yummy apple!!!!!
But was it worth all my work???????
This is what I started with.....
I changed the chair rail detail to a paneled look.
(Miriam and Ross painted the walls)
I upholstered the walls.
I found the chandelier (with Miriam)
I painted the chandelier.
I made the draperies.
Miriam found a different sideboard, I got her to buy this one.
I painted the side board (Miriam helped.....)
I found the dining table (Miriam went with me)
I found the chairs (Miriam met me at the auction to approve them)
I sat at the auction the next day to bid on the chairs
(Miriam went to her job).
I painted the chairs.
I upholstered the chairs.
I made the pillows for the back of the chairs.
I found the urn on the table (Miriam was with me)
I went to Micheal's (with Miriam) and got the flowers.
I arranged the flowers.....
And all I got was a lousy apple!!!!
If you want to see the whole process....
Click on diy projects in the menu bar above.
Miriam's dining room makeover is the first item.
Here are more shots of her dining room.
We still need to find things for the walls.
Miriam and Ross don't understand the wonderfulness of plates.
They are stoopid.
They are stubborn.
They think this is THEIR house.....
I still need to make slip covers for the pair of chairs at the ends of the table.
These chairs came from my grandparents Manhattan apartment and used to be mine.
I gave them to Miriam because I am her best aunt.
Yes I am.....
This picture came from my bidness partner, Kris.
She is very generous to Miriam and Ross also.
Thanks to Kris, they have furniture in their guest room.
She didn't even get an apple......
I must say.....
I did a bang up job on these chairs!!!!!
I have to end now.
My arm and shoulders hurt from patting myself on the back.
Miriam, I don't want you to feel guilty.
You probably are a bad cook anyway.....
(Actually, she knows that I don't like to eat dinner out.
So Miriam.....you're off the hook....)