Monday, August 9, 2010

Kitchen Chair Transformation!

Hope you all enjoyed a nice weekend.   Mine started out with a visit to the ER and an overnight stay for kidney stones.  I tell ya I've never experienced a pain quite like that before and God willing, never will. If you've had them you know what I'm talking about.  Lucky for me I have the most wonderful husband who never left my side and took care of me all weekend.  Thank you sweetie!

Of course the doctors wanted to make sure the baby was okay, so they ordered an ultrasound to look at my kidneys and a complete check of the baby.  They discovered that I'm farther along than we thought and pushed my due date up almost 2 weeks, and the baby is doing great.

I think he's sucking his finger!  Awww!

Okay, moving on to the real reason you are here.  With a lot of help from Mr. Bliss I tackled a project that I've been putting off for months! (Hence why I'm joining Procrastination Tuesday!).  Together, we transformed my kitchen chairs from blah:

 to FAB!

Using 2 yards of fabric I scored at the flea market for $5.

I simply took off the old fabric using a flathead screwdriver to remove all the staples and left the old padding in place.  Then Mr. Bliss used his electric staple gun to add the new fabric.  Easy peasy!

Hey, did I mention that today is my birthday?  So we celebrated last night with our parents here at the house for cake and ice cream.  I threw in a little surprise for them.........

Everybody close your eyes.

Okay, now OPEN!

That's my mom in the front left and my dad in the back right - they currently have 5 granddaughters!

My sweet MIL.

Tears of happiness.

It was a great ending to a crazy weekend!

For this extra-special post, I'm linking up to the following parties.

Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Today's Thrifty Treasures at Southern Hospitality
Transform Tuesday at the Pumpkin Patch
Anti-Procrastination Tuesday at New Nostalgia
Take a Look Tuesday at Sugar Bee


Turley Times said...

What a busy weekend! Probably more than you bargained for what with a visit to the hospital! Baby looks adorable and how exciting you are going to have a little boy. I totally love the revamped chairs. The colors in the fabric are beautiful. Hope you have a wonderful birthday!


Jeanette said...

That fabric is wonderful and for $5! Congratulations on finding out about the new baby boy! Hope your birhtday is great.

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

The chairs look great but more importantly, congrats on a boy! Your families just look thrilled!

Emily Joyce said...

Congratulations! What a lovely way to surprise your family!

PAT said...

Nice chair makeover.

Beautiful baby photo!

Sailing Simply said...

Now that even brought a small tear of joy to my eyes too. How very sweet to share the news that way with your parents! I am a huge fan of plaid, I just love your new seat cushions. They look marvelous! I am sorry to hear about the kidney stones. I've never had one but have heard the horror stories. So glad to hear you and the baby are doing well. Happy Birthday girlfriend! Take care!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Sorry to hear about your kidney stones!

Love the fabric on your chairs...great colors.

Congrats on a BOY!! How wonderful. He looks so sweet sucking his finger.

southerninspiration said...

Wow, full of joy, except for the stones........congrats...on the baby, on the new look for the chairs......


Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

Sorry about the kidney stone, but the baby looks precious!!! Sounds like you had a full weekend.
And your chairs look awsome. Love the pink.
Hugs, Pat

The Green Pea said...

What a sweet way to share that your baby is a boy. Happy Birthday and the chairs are wonderful. Blessings to you and your family. sandi

Kimberly said...

That almost made me cry!!! What a nice surprise to have a boy. Love the family pictures.....They are excited!!!!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Happy Birthday! What a cute way to break the news about a baby boy.
Sorry about the kidney stone - I have heard the pain is really bad.

Jemsmom said...

A boy!!! Yippeeeeee!!!!! I am so excited for you! You would never guess your dad is excited with the fist pump going on!!! :-) What perfect way to share the news. Happy Birthday to you!!! BTW, the chairs look awesome!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Yay, it's a boy!! How exciting. So sorry about the kidney stones especially while being pregnant. I had one bout with a kidney stone many years ago and never want to go through that pain again. I was sick for a week. The severe pain was gone after I went to the hospital and was put on meds, but until that sucker passed I was sick on and off. I told everyone that pain was much worse than child birth! The chairs look soooo good. Love that fabric. Have a super week and no more kidney stones.

Anonymous said...

I hope you are feeling much better and continue to do so. I love the cake! What a wonderful way to share your news :o)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Wow so much going on! Happy Birthday!! Wonderful news about being a boy and I love the photos of your family finding out like that. How sweet and they all look so happy! I also love the redo on the chairs. That plaid is so perfect! Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

It's rather ironic that you posted this about re-covering your kitchen chairs as I am about to do this for the first time myself. So far I have purchased a long phillips head screwdriver to unscrew the cushions from the frame of the chair, however now I get to pick out the fabric! It was overwhelming to browse online! I'm so exciting though. Your chairs look awesome. I hope mine come out as great. I will post a blog/pics when I get it finished. :-) Congrats on the baby boy!!!

Stacey @ Entropified said...

Yay for everyone.

It's a Boy! - That was fun.

Debbie said...

Been there and done that with the kidney stones. All of the horror stories are true. Believe me, having the baby is gonna be a breeze compared to your kidney stone attack. I am so happy that both you and the baby are fine. And there is nothing any greater that a wonderful baby son, unless it is a wonderful grandson.

Jennifer said...

I was getting ready to skip the rest of your post and say your having a BOY wen you said he was sucking his thumb!!!!!! Yay!!!! I'm so happy for you and your family!!!! I hate you had kidney stones!! Ouch!!!! I love your cushions for your chairs sista!!!

Linda said...

Awww...Happy Birthday, Kim! So sorry you had to deal with those awful kidney stones! How fun to surprise everyone with your news...a boy! So fun for you all! Your chairs look fabulous~ really adds to your room! Great project! Take care and feel better soon! XO

Shelley said...

A boy! Congratulations!!! They must be so excited to have a grandson finally! :-)

Happy Birthday!

And the chairs look great!!

Shelia said...

Oh, Kim, bless your little heart having those old stones! I've never had them but have heard how painful they are. Glad your hubby is so wonderful! We love that!
Happy Birthday and I love your little surprise to everyone! I see the tears of joy and the happy smiles!! Grand times!
Take care of yourself and your chairs look fantastic.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Elsina said...

That is so sweet, the cake and the look on the faces of your loved ones. I can feel the happiness from the photos. Bless you all!

Kate said...

Love the fabric!

Kidney stones stink! My sister in law had those while pregnant and it was nasty. Hope it gets better soon.

Yay for boys!! I am pregnant with my third boy and they are literally a barrel of monkeys every day. Congrats!

Rebecca said...

Yeah for boys! My daddy deeply, dearly loved his mother and told me when my son was born this: "A son will be around when all others have left for they develop a keen sense of responsibility towards their mothers...". I found this to be true. Our son-shine is now 28 and is VERY protective of me AND his Dad! A blessing for sure...

Now...that is NOT to say our girl isn't here for us as well. She is...but it is often expected from daughters and more of the norm.

In the end my children have grown up to bless us...that early childhood training is paying us back 100 fold.

Congrats to you my preggo friend~


Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Kidney stones while you are pregnant, you poor thing! I hope you are feeling better. Congrats on having a boy. Hope you are having a happy birthday! Your chairs look great :)

oliveoyl64 said...

I love the fist pump from dad.

I had to snicker at the first pic with everyone's eyes closed.....look at the background, butt over the couch looks like a contortionist. See it?

Love the boy sucking his finger, so awesome we get the see that from the outside.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Aw, Kim ~ I got teary seeing that! What wonderful grandparents your parents and in-laws are. Your Dad is funny with the "Yes!" arm up! : ) How exciting for them to get to spoil a boy now. That kidney stone attack must have been scary! Glad it wasn't anything serious and at least you found out the baby will be arriving a little sooner than you had expected!

Melissa Miller said...

Congrats on the future baby boy Kim! How exciting! He looks like a
cutie in his picture already.

Happy Birthday!!!! I hope you are feeling well today after the hospital stay. Ugh.

Blessings, ~Melissa :)

PS LOVE the red chair redo!

Mimi said...

Happy Birthday, Kim! Sorry you had a bout with kidney stones...congratulations on soon becoming the mommy of a little boy.
The chairs look really spiffy with a little color.

Terrell said...

Oh wow!! Biggest Congrats to you and your fam!! I bet everyone is so excited about a little boy!! I hope you're feeling much better and your chairs look AMAZING!!! Hugs!
~Terrell @ FrouFrouDecor~

Donna said...

First off, Happy Birthday! I am glad you were able to celebrate with your family. I am so sorry about the trip to the ER! Wow! Your baby look so cute! Just precious! Hope you are feeling much better :)

Aimee said...

Sorry about the kidney stones. That really sucks. I can only half imagine the painof those.

So how have I been following your blog for a while now and not realize you are pregnant? Im such a horrible reader. But congrats! And a baby boy? Thats even more exciting.

The pictures were awesome and did a fantastic job capturing the joys of the announcement :)

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh boy! Oh boy! Oh boy!!!!! Congratulations -- how sweet sucking that little thumb. Now I know about kidney stones! Worst pain EVER! And I did totally natural childbirth with mine -- Kidney stones are a million times worse. I hope you don't have any more. Love your new covers.

Wendy said...

I am sitting here with tears in my eyes...tears of joy! Oh...I am so so so happy for you :)

Pamela said...

What a sweet post! You can just see the love in their faces! Congrats on a baby boy! They are such mama lovers!:)

Deb @ Confessions of an Ugly Mom said...

Happy birthday -- what a wonderful gift!!! No more ERs!

Country Dreaming said...

The chairs look great!
A boy miracle--Congratulations!

What did they do for your kidney stones? Ken has been dealing with them since the end of May! He had no idea that he had them either.


Anonymous said...

Sorry about the kidney stones.
But I am glad that you are feeling
better. Your new kitchen chairs
look great!
Congrats on finding out you are
having a baby boy! How exciting!
I caught on when you said "he"
in the picture.
Happy Birthday. May all your
birthday wishes come true:)

Carolyn said...

Congratulations on your new baby boy -coming soon!
I love the little pic of him sucking his thumb-one of my boys was born with a blister on his thumb from sucking it so much.
Sorry to hear of those nasty stones.
Great job on the chairs.

Take care,

moo moo said...

Congrats on the baby boy! Those chairs are adorable, btw - I LOVE red plaid, and you really can't beat $5 can you?

Marianne said...

Good job getting those chairs done, happy birthday and congratulation on having a boy.
I hope those kidneystones won't bother you again.
Take it easy and don't stress too much. Things will get done eventually.

xinex said...

Congrats, Kim! How exciting to have another baby! And he is so cute sucking his finger. Your kitchen chairs look fabulous!...Christine

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Kim, I've never had kidney stones, but I've heard they are very painful!I'm glad you are better now. Your baby boy is so sweet sucking his little finger! How exciting!

Love the chairs! They look so pretty with a splash of color...the fabric is perfect! My chairs have like 4 layers of fabric, if I get tired of one then I can just peel them back and find one I! Hope you had a wonderful birthday! Kristen

Brittany said...

Oh fun! Congratulations on the little boy!!!

Tricia said...

I am sitting here crying tears of joy right along with you! Congratulations and thank goodness your kidney stones are gone.
Big, huge hugs girlie!


LUCKY 7 DESIGN said...

Awwww Kim, first off Im glad you made it through the kidney stone situation. 2nd....Love the fabric redo on the chairs...very fall appropriate. 3rd....OMG a boy, how wonderful. Everything happens for a reason...your in good hands! God Bless you and your growing family.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Good morning my Dear friend...Girl this is the best news I have heard in along time...congrats to you and your sweet family...Oh Boy a Boy..won't your girls love having a brother to play with...You take good care girl..I just loved this post just made me "Happy To Be" Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Keep Calm and Decorate said...

Congratulations on the baby boy! That is such great news! The chairs also look great!

recklessbliss said...

Isn't that adorable how babies suck their thumbs even when their still in their mamas tummies? I think it's precious and really makes you marvel at God's handy work. Congrats on your new blessing. I just wanted to let you know I'm a big fan of your blog and I've recently added your button to my blog Reckless Bliss. I would love it if you would do the same for me!
God bless,

Sarah @ The Pumpkin Patch said...

First off, the chairs look great. More importantly, CONGRATS on the baby boy! Sorry to hear you had kidney stone! And sorry I wasn't able to admire your work last week. I was out of town. Thanks for linking to Transform Tuesday!!

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

Wow, Kim! Congrats to you! I guess I have been away for TOO LONG--I had no idea you are expecting! The pictures of your suprised parents is just priceless. I'll be back to blog hopping these days now that life is calming down a bit. Hope you have a great weekend!


Mrs. Chic said...

Congrats on your baby boy!! Glad your feeling better :)

Melanie said...

I'm behind in my blog reading because we are moving again but here I am catching up today and I am so happy to read that you are having a boy! Congrats to you. I have a son who is 16 yrs. old and he is a joy. Boys are fabulous!