Tuesday, May 13, 2008

A new project!

You knew I just needed a new project, right?

Enter Wal-Mart's fabric clearance ... They're getting rid of the fabric department here and starting to mark down all by-the-yard fabric.

I went in today for other things and decided to see what the markdown was this week (still at 25%, so I'm waiting on the bulk of my hope-to-be-purchases). While there, a bolt of gorgeous floral cotton duck fabric caught my eye. It might as well have my name on it, it is so "me"!

I figured it would be about $8/yard or something, so I checked the end of the bolt. Imagine my surprise to see $3.81 marked on it! (This is 60" heavy cotton duck fabric, mind you.)

Now, I had a reason to be looking at home decorating fabrics. You see, about two years ago our church family purchased the most gorgeous formal dining table and (8) chairs for us. [Yes, they spoil us!]

The chairs came with an off-white fabric covered with a thin plastic for protection. With kids in the house, the plastic lasted about a month. And without the plastic, the fabric isn't holding up well. (It was a pretty thin fabric to start with - not at all suited to dining room chairs.) So when I found out they were starting to clearance the fabric at Wal-Mart, I told my husband that I wanted to re-cover those chairs.

I measured the chairs and figured the cost to re-cover all eight seatcovers. Would you believe it's under $12? That even includes a medium-weight plastic protector for each chair! Oh, and did I mention that our church gave out $10 Wal-Mart gift cards for Mother's Day? Guess what I'm getting with mine! :)

I'm hoping to get this done this week before we go away for another week to hold a revival ourselves. So keep an eye out for pictures to come!


jemilyea said...

I'm sorry your Wal-Mart is closing its fabric department, but I'm glad you'll be able to find fabric reduced. I look forward to seeing your finished chairs.