Well good heavens!
I’d say it’s HIGH time for another great Lazy Mom Tip, don’t you think?
Who of you out there have dining room chairs that have nice fabric seats? You know the kind that usually comes in white fabric? Which makes it horrible for those of us who have kids.
Yes those ones.
How many of you have stains galore all over your nice fabric cushions because of those precious children?
Well get ready to change that!
Several years ago the Lazy Dad and I bought a new dining room table that came with these type of chairs. I loved them. I adored them. I stared at them fondly.
Then the kids ruined them.
Sound like your house?
Before I knew it, my beautiful white cushioned dining room chairs were covered with spilled milk, juice, spaghetti sauce, and pretty much everything else.
And by everything, I mean everything.
Let’s just say that these chairs went through potty training with me, mkay?
Well one sunny winter day I had a bright idea while I was standing in the clearance aisle at Walmart. On the clearance aisle was tablecloths for three dollars. Among them were pretty white tablecloths. So I snatched one up and decided to recover my dining room chairs with it.
BUT, this time I had to protect my pretty white dining room chair cushions! So I ran back to the fabric department and bought about three yards of plastic! Yes, you can buy plastic at fabric stores so you can do like they used to do back in the day… cover your fabrics with it! (Think Everybody Loves Raymond’s mom’s couch).
I came home, I unscrewed the cushions off the chairs and staple gunned my new fabric and plastic on them! For a whopping six dollars I got my beautiful chairs back and now they were protected!
Now I know this doesn’t sound like a very lazy thing to do, but let me just say that if I can do this little project ANYONE can. Seriously.
Plus, I was desperate to have my pretty white chair cushions back and I was tired of being embarrassed over the dirty ones. We have people over a lot.
BUT, if you would like a LAZIER way to make this happen at your house, check out what lazy mom Amber has to say…
Trash bags over your chair cushions at the dining room table! Easier clean up than scrubbing spaghetti stains out of your white cushion. If you have guests over, you can easily remove it, or leave it for conversation purposes. 🙂 Its quite simple. Pull a bag out, lay it across the chair, tape it on the underside to hold it in place. Tada-child spill proof chair. 🙂 ~ Amber
Brilliant! Wish I had thought of that! But I do enjoy my plastic covered white cushions. They just wipe right off. And when the kids are grown and gone, I can take the plastic off and have fabric under my booty again.
Sweet fabric-under-my-booty, how I can’t wait for that day to come.
Be sure and come back tomorrow to learn more about how to Parent the Lazy Mom Way!