Monday, March 7, 2016

Glam folding chair makeover


When you have a large extended family and a small house, there is a good chance you’re going to be worriedly counting guests on your fingers and wondering if there will be enough places for everyone to sit.

How many times have my husband and I stood in our living room, pre-party, bickering over whether or not we could count on two or three people squishing onto the couch? Hmm, if we drag this chair up from the office, we’d only have to borrow three chairs from the neighbours. But what if — horror of horrors — one of the kids sits in an adult chair!

My in-laws keep a collection of folding chairs and tables tucked away for large family gatherings, and that’s something I’d definitely like to try when we have a house with more storage. Or a garage. Or a shed that’s larger than a porta-potty.

In the meantime, I went out and bought a $9.97 black folding chair to use with my quilting frame. (I’m the oldest 32-year-old you’ll ever meet.) Because my frame sits in the dining room, semi-finished quilt stretched between the bars, it meant we were staring at a pretty cheap-looking folding chair ... every. single. day.

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