We got a 2nd (possibly 3rd) hand dining room table and chairs 2 Christmases ago; it was my husband’s gift to me that he let me pick out. He was going to build a big farm table from scratch, but at the time I saw this one, I thought it was very charming, and had the capability to seat 10 people…which, for our family is more like 6 if you’re gonna avoid toddler fist fights from 4 kids in close proximity.
So, I decided it was perfect, and that’s that.
I knew when we got it home I wanted to reappholster the chairs, but I couldn’t find just the right fabric, and at the time, we were still paying off debt, so my ideal toile de jouy in cornflower blue at $55/yard was not going to happen.
Fast forward 2 years- we are now debt free, and after scouring and waiting and exhibiting the patience of Job, I finally found it at $17/yard on sale!
It’s a small change. An inexpensive change. And took me less than 30 minutes per chair… That’s including troubleshooting a stubborn staple gun.
But it brings me so much joy, because it’s a change I waited for, and it’s much more my style, and it brightens up the area with cottage-y flair.
Look at that bright, happy little chair! Charming, right?
The lesson learned is that patience makes the pay off that much more satisfying. And, that being debt free is a good place to be. And that when you live with gratitude and contentment, small things bring big joy.