We're still working on the dining room redo, which included going from carpet to hardwood, painting the walls green which were a burgundy color, window coverings, wall decor and now, recovering the old chair pads. I bought some drapery material for $10.00 on a clearance table and set the old pad on top of the material and just used it as a pattern. I had a tablecloth in an off white color that I used for the backing and pinned in place all around and stitched by hand. I then made the ties and covered the buttons with a kit I bought at the fabric store. The kit made covering buttons easy and I got Julie involved making most of them. The cost for making my own pads was a little over $4.00 apiece, the most expense was the button kit which was $2.49 for 4 buttons which I had bought on Saturday. The next day a 40% off coupon was in my Sunday paper. I hate it when that happens!
Married to my high school sweetheart for 38 years and have 11 children, 7 sons, 4 daughters. The oldest is 36 and the youngest is 16. Four of our children still live at home. We have been blessed with 20 grandchildren, 10 grandsons and 10 granddaughters. I have homeschooled for many years, loved doing it. All my children know and love the Lord which has made it all worthwhile.