Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Eli--Our Newest Member of the Harrelson Household

John surprised me this past weekend with an early birthday present--a puppy! Welcome the newest member of our family, Eli Harrelson. He is a 7 week old Basset. We named him Eli because he has 3 dots on his back that are right in a row that look like ellipses points. John's mom thought of it--yes, she used to be an English teacher! 

John presented him to me with a big bow and everything!
He trips over his ears on a regular basis. The song, "Do Your Ears Hang Low?" but have been written about a Basset hound!

How cute is this face!

I have already taken a TON of pictures of our newest member, but I will try to keep it to a reasonable amount!

Saturday Project--Recovering chairs

This past weekend I went to Birmingham to visit John and join him in a congratulatory dinner in honor of his job offer. (Praise the Lord--He is good!) On the way back to Aliceville, we decided to stop by his parents house for a chat and a little project. After being inspired by Pinterest to be creative, John and I decided to recover our dining room chairs. This has been a project I have been wanting to do for a long time. (I noticed that Haley Morgan did the same craft with her husband this past weekend too! Feel free to check out her blog and take on this project.) John and I visited Hobby Lobby, agreed on some fabric, and set to work.

Here is what the old seat covers looked like--not quite my style.

 Here are the supplies you will need: fabric, staple gun, yard stick, and a good pair of scissors.

Cut the fabric to a desired side. Thankfully when the fabric is stapled underneath, you can't tell how straight you cut the line.

You will only want about 3 inches extra on either side. If you have too much extra underneath, it makes the corners difficult to execute neatly.

Pull the fabric tight and staple all the sides. Next--the corners.

Flatten out the corners and staple.

And here is the final product! Much nicer! It was super easy and only cost $15 to cover 6 chairs! John and I might go into the reupholstering business!