The rumors are true. I am what they call "extremely pregnant".
Today is my due date, and tomorrow I will be the most pregnant I have ever been. I really didn't expect to be pregnant this long, as CJ was born at 40 weeks, Noni and 39 weeks, and I foolishly assumed that Ender would also be in the "40 weeks and Under" club.
What is it they say? Two data points do not make a trend. Also that babies do not care about your plans. Lesson(s) learned.
Anyway, all this sitting around waiting for labor to attack for the last two weeks has me absolutely dying of a combination of boredom and insomnia. I just went to Target for some Tylenol PM, so I guess it's time to fend off the boredom by cranking out a blog post. I never finished telling you about my recent kitchen spruce-up!
Our house has a formal dining room, but alas it is carpeted and thus is not practical for us to use it for dining at this stage in our lives. Luckily, there is an eat-in kitchen.
So we put our lovely dining room set in there, but it soon became apparent that it was just the wrong shape and size for that space.
Whoops, forgot to take a proper "Before" picture. This is the best I could find!
Even with all the leaves removed, it was very difficult to maneuver around the table--for me especially, given my rate of growth over the past few months.
During my first thrifting excursion after I had decided to retire the table (for the time being) I came across the perfect substitute! I love when that happens.
Rectangular, perfect size, and cheap ($65)! All major criteria met.
I also liked that the chairs were upholstered, as I've been meaning to try my hand at upholstering for a while.
We used the new set for several weeks before I actually got around to the upholstering, and by that point (after countless spilled cups of milk) it had become very apparent that VINYL was the name of the game.
I didn't really like any of the printed vinyl at the fabric store, so I ended up choosing a cotton upholstery fabric and a clear vinyl to go over top of it to protect the cuteness.
So every evening for a week I took a chair:
Next came the actual upholstery. There are some tutorials with pictures here. I found it worked better if I layered the vinyl over the fabric and attached both layers at the same time, rather than first attaching the fabric, then the vinyl.
I really love the fabric--and it goes so well with the new paint in the kitchen!
It is sooooo nice not having to perform a contortionist act 1,678 times during every meal to get more milk/ketchup/salt/water/whatever the heck it is the kids want.
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