Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Lunch Hour Projects

Y'all know I work from home - so I often plan a 'home-y' project for my lunch hour - and since I don't have any travel time - I can spend a whole hour working on it...
...today's project was to replace all of the little pads on our dining room chairs - have I mentioned that I love these chairs - we bought them many many years ago - to go with the antique table that we inherited from the Man's Mamaw...
...have I also mentioned that I sometimes lament my frugal ways - that would be the case here - instead of purchaing the little felt pads - many years ago - I thought it would be a good idea to glue little rounds of carpet to the bottoms of the chairs - with wood glue - obviously this worked well for us for many years...
...until it comes time to replace the pads - they are non-removable - I pried off as much carpet as I could - it's about ZERO degrees outside today too...
...this left the woven part of the carpet along with a good dollop of old dried wood glue that needed to be removed before the new pads could go on...
...so I got out some sandpaper and started sanding...
...but soon realized that if I intended to be finished in an hour - I'd need the BIG GUNS - so I hauled out the dremel tool - which worked perfectly...
...from there I made pretty short work of the 24 legs...
...and got them all back in place and back to work on time...

7 comments:

VeganCraftastic said... Best Blogger Tips

You're so handy!

Elizabeth said... Best Blogger Tips

way to go!
you are a good steward of the things you have. i'm working on teaching this to my kiddos. :)

Joyful said... Best Blogger Tips

Love it!

Jeana Marie said... Best Blogger Tips

well done! does the larger leg with the fuzzy end in the last photo mean you'll be needing to do this to a table sometime soon too? ;)

Stephanie said... Best Blogger Tips

:)
When I saw "replace the pads", I thought, that's a big deal.
And then I saw the chairs flipped over. :)! Not that I'm discounting your pads, mind you, but I thought you meant "seat cushions"....
:) silly me.

Maureen said... Best Blogger Tips

If you had put the specially made pads on the chairs feet - you may have spent far more time sticking them back on and/or replacing them and so spent far more time on them than this lunchtime!

Lovely chairs, things that come through the family are such a pleasure. I have a Victorian 'Mule/Officers chest' that my grandfather brought back from the Boer War (he wasn't an officer). It's our coffee table, we like to use it and accept any scuffs. My other treasure is a bow fronted china cabinet that came from my grandmother.

Kass said... Best Blogger Tips

Good job! You are very enterprising. I could NEVER knit socks. You are amazing.