Many of our friends over the years have either bought new RVs or even traded their RVs in for something else. We aren’t ready to do that, so instead, I just “freshened” it up a little! “It was time” I told my husband, who always thinks things look just fine the way they are.
The other challenge was our dining chairs. To cover our old ones, or buy new. We spend a lot of time in them as we use them while we are on our computers, and sometimes that’s for hours. They are not the most comfortable, so we decided that we would really prefer new chairs if we could find the right ones…if not, we’d cover the old ones.
Now all I needed was to heal enough to help my friend with the work. Weeks, then months went by and my hand made progress, but it still wasn’t up to doing the labor necessary. I was getting worried.
With only a few weeks left before we were to leave, my wonderful friend Doloris just bit the bullet and came over one day, surveyed the situation and said “OK, tomorrow I’m bringing over my tools and I’m doing it, you can just watch”. So she did. My small contribution was holding up a piece or two while she tucked and pinched the cloth, and then later going over the tucking, hot-gluing the braiding nice and tight against it all. She and the guys (they had to take some of the valences off & back on again) did it all. She also covered my three pillows and made me two arm covers for my chair. What a sweetheart!
What a wonderful difference my new room looks! So bright and cheery! The other style was just too “stuffy” for me, this new pattern is much more my style. First thing my husband said when he came in and saw the first two windows was “wow, how pretty!” He may be the last to recognize we need a change, but he will be the first to appreciate it when we do make it!
The new chairs are sooo comfortable and make “blogging” so much more a joy as I sit here, no more back aches…
Ahhh…life is good…
Kicking back in Arizona, Marie
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