Monday, 8 December 2014
This and that ...
Our dining room chairs had cream fabric seat covers which can not be removed for washing. That was perhaps not my cleverest idea with very young grandchildren around who sat at them to eat, paint, play with PlayDoh, sprinkle glitter all over cards they'd made, etc.
As you can imagine, they have become marked over the years and they'd got to the point where I either needed to replace the chairs or buy a new dining room suite. That's when I had the brainwave. Why not take the chairs apart and recover them? Mr Fixit was quite impressed, as I think he'd resigned himself to the idea of me going out spending money on a suite. So, fabric ordered online, staple gun and staples also purchased, and we were ready to go. Then, I discovered that my wrists are not very strong, so I could not remove the staples holding the original covers and nor could I use the staple gun - clever huh? Anyway, they're all done now, and look pretty good really.
It is wonderful. I just chop up veg and stuff, add it to the pot with stock, turn it on, come back about 20 - 30 mins later and I have yummy soup. I can even sautee the veg in the pot if I want to, and have the choise of having smooth or chunky soups. All in one pot. How clever is that?