Although I mostly am enjoying the challenge of a no spend summer, there are some things that suck.
Like that before I decided not to buy anything else I'd already started to recover and paint my table and chairs.
(Here's a before picture I was able to dig out from here.)
I recovered the seat covers in oil cloth and l.o.v.e. it! So easy to wipe anything off! Paint, cereal, gravy, ice cream...
Cost about £3 to do all four. As you can see I've re-painted the chairs too!
They'd seen better days, and I really do love the white. Looks so much better in my kitchen/diner.
I really do love the difference!
So, my problem?
I ran out of paint. :(
Sanded down the fourth chair and probably have enough paint to finish it, but have a sanded table without paint to re-do it...
However, I do have a table cloth! Phew!
Another thing that sucks? Sick kids. Like the kind of ill where they're just grumpy and whiny for a week, but not sick enough that they stop arguing or yelling constantly for drinks, food, toilet trips, different clothes, another toy, a tissue, a blanket...ugh.
Something that doesn't suck? (of course kids that are not seriously ill) My amazing friend; when she heard I was doing a no spend summer, brought with her freezer paper and printable fabric next time she came over. Just because she thought I might be able to use them.
Then she later suggested I have a look through her part of her fabric stash she wasn't using when I was at hers next.
So here's to things that don't suck! Like awesome friends, and before and afters! :)
How's your week been?