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Jan. 11, 2014 10:23 am 
Updated: Jan. 13, 2014 10:17 pm
Click to Change your Profile Picture  While this is not the best quality, it's the only way I've found (at this time,) to add a photo to a blog...  On the left is the "new" tapestry style fabric, and on the right a blue/yellow stripe right out of the '70s!  I like the new better, and bought extra yardage as to make other accent items for the dining room...  Perhaps cushions for the bar stools at the breakfast bar, or even toss pillows if I ever get my "reading corner" set up near the window...

This picture doesn't do the set justice, but at least you'll get the idea.  I had wanted something more suited to the "era" of the furniture.  Can't believe that it's taken more than 5 yrs to get around to doing this!  It took about 30mins per chair - there are six.  I covered over the old fabric as it was stuck to the stuffing, and I figured it would add a little extra bulk.  Of course, I vacuumed as much of the dust/dirt off the old covers first...

Grampa died about 53 yrs ago, and I recall (vaguely) the furniture being at the old farmhouse then, but neither sis nor I can recall just when the set was bought.  I do know that it was built in Grand Rapids MI, is a "Duncan Phyfe" set, and includes table (which seats 10 comfortably) a buffet, and china cabinet.

Well, there you have it...  Crazycook's dining room...
Happy (crazy) New Year!
Jan. 11, 2014 10:44 am
Oh I like the new look soooo much better than the old! You did a super job!
Jan. 11, 2014 1:23 pm
Great job on the chairs. We have one that looks a lot like the one on the right.
Jan. 11, 2014 1:59 pm
Thanks, both! I'm pleased with the end result, for sure! Be well!
Jan. 12, 2014 9:05 am
Stevie-I love the new fabric. These days, the quality of furniture is lacking. I have a kitchen table I would like to refinish because I can't find a kitchen table that is built as well as mine. I love doing projects around the house.
Jan. 13, 2014 4:24 am
hey Stevie your chairs look great, i love the new look, such a great job my friend....Judy
Jan. 13, 2014 10:16 pm
Lela, you're right about quality! No plywood, pressed board or such in this set! Good luck with your table!
Jan. 13, 2014 10:17 pm
Judy, thanks for the compliment! I think I did a good job choosing the fabric! Be well!
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About Me
Started cooking many years ago, and learned as I went. First meal may have been "steak & chips" at age 15, in Birmingham England, where I lived for several years. Mostly grew up in MI, transplanted to the desert 30yrs ago, or so. Favorite cookbook is "Better Homes", also enjoy "Great British Cooking, a well kept secret." Hesitate to call myself "expert," but friends do rave...
My favorite things to cook
Italian has been my "specialty" for some time, and my "signature" meal is Lasagne, salad, garlic bread, which I first made 20yrs ago... from SCRATCH, very first time I made it. (Never again, folks...) Now start with a big jar of sauce!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanks to my heritage, I have enjoyed trying foods from different cultures. We still have beer battered fish, and chips of course; ground meat dishes often, chicken occasionally, pork too. I would love to submit a bean dip recipe, however, my ex who gave me the original has passed, and I have no way to verify that it didn't come from another source! I also enjoy British cooking (with a few yankee twists) and once made Plum puddings, also known as Christmas puddings, as far as I know... what an ordeal that was, but well worth the effort. Today, there is mail order!
My cooking triumphs
Greatest triumph was not too long ago, when I held a sit down dinner for 12, Lasagne being the entree. It was a fund raiser I chose to sponsor, and am proud to say that "we" raised over $1000 from that meal alone, minimum donation being $25. All proceeds collected were donated; my partner and I provided the meal and beverages.
My cooking tragedies
MEATLOAF of all things! Went through a stage of "winging" it each time, and I pulled one after another out of the oven that were almost unedible. As yet, not too big on baking... no sweet tooth here! Have dabbled, but find doughs/pastries especially difficult, perhaps as it's 90 degrees in my kitchen much of the year.
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