Going through the bags he carried back from Iraq.
In his best Forrest Gump impression: "And then they gave me a bronze star . . . again."
(1) general cleaning--some done . . . more to do (always)
(2) recover dining chairs--done (see pics below)
(3) supervise kids in their efforts to do their share--they've been a huge help! more to do.
(4) new curtains--some done . . . I'd like to hang some in another room--we'll see.
(5) clean closets--I cleaned out our only "real" closet--looks great. I went thru our wardrobe and changed over to the Fall/Winter attire.
(6) donate/consign clothes--set aside the donation pile and the consignment pile.
(7) supervise kids in their efforts to do their share--really . . . a HUGE help!
(8) decorate for Autumn--yes, yes, yes! I love Autumn and the decor! (pics tomorrow)
(9) general yard work--hmm, not so much . . .
(10) a few special projects aimed at surprising the returning hero!--check one off the list, but so much more to be done.
Here are some pics and tips for one of the easiest projects you can tackle.
How to recover the seat cushions of an upholstered chair:
You'll need scissors, a staple gun, staples, a screwdriver, and the fabric you've chosen to use for your project. That's it.First, you need to remove the seat from the chair--usually four screws.When using upholstery fabric, you can refer to the numbers on the side to determine the direction of the pattern.This is the reverse of my fabric. You can see the bunch of flowers I used as the center focus for each cushion.
I think the eight chairs took a total of three hours.
There's more to do--I'll share more pictures tomorrow.
Thanks for your indulgence.
(picture borrowed from Rebecca's blog)