I knew my good streak of keeping up with the blog couldn’t last! Man! Well, once June comes I will be back on top of this! I hope yall had a great week, and are relaxing in getting prepared for this upcoming week!
Before I get into the topic of hand, finally revealing our dining room chairs–eek!, I wanted to give a little life update! Yall know I like to also give a little insight into our actual lives, and if you have been following along you know that I am about to make a big life change! I think it is okay to say this now, and most of you probably put the pieces together!, but at the end of this school year I will be leaving teaching. I want to make sure yall know how much I love teaching and how much I love my kiddos. It has nothing to do with the kids or teaching itself. I won’t get into all the details, but I’m sure a lot of you know what a mess the education system has turned into unfortunately. It makes me sad! I will be able to give more insight later in June, I don’t want anyone getting offended (I’ve been shocked by the amount of unsupport I have received for this change–but very, very thankful for everyone who has been so supportive!). I will continue to do a great job this year and pray for peace and understanding and guidance for God to see me through the rest of the year!
I think a lot of yall know I have suffered a great deal of health problems this year and a lot of it stemming from stress and anxiety. I am a worry-er. I always question myself and worry if I am doing something right. I care a great deal about doing the right things and pleasing others and making everyone happy. This has caused me over the years to be very worn down and anxiety ridden. One of the other reasons I am choosing to leave teaching is due to my health. I have got to take care of my health and get myself back on track. I have been working very hard on trying not to worry, realizing I cannot make everyone happy, and yall I tell you, it is hard! It is hard to not worry. But I guess worrying so much is a sign of caring. But still, I worry to an unhealthy amount! I have been really excited to start new adventures in June and work on living life and not worrying about things I can’t change or worrying about the what ifs!
Now that I have gave you a little insight, I hope you are still reading! Ha! I think it is important to be honest about how you are feeling and it is like therapy! Now, that I have gave you all the blahs, I want to give yall some insights into my future plans! This always gets me really excited! I won’t be working full time anymore, I am a home body to an extent. I love being at home. I am the weirdo who loves cleaning, cooking, and baking. Yep, call me Susie Homemaker! I do plan on getting a part-time job to give me some outside the home fulfillment. I would love to work at like a Sylvan tutoring center, an antique store, a bakery, a bookstore, anything like that! Something where I do not have constant stress and worry. I also want to open up a booth at an antique store and sell some vintage and antique goodies! This part makes me the most excited! Ahh, *sigh*! Thinking of the future used to kind of scare me–the unknown–but over these past few months I have changed my opinion about that. I am excited about the future! The endless possibilities! Later on in life, I want to have my own farm. I want to have a cat rescue center there as well! This is my ultimate dream! I am so thankful to have my husband beside me through this whole journey. He has been my rock, my support, and my understandment. We share these dreams and hopes, and I couldn’t ask for more!
Ok yall, now that I have rambled and probably bored you–sorry!–let’s start talking about those dining room chairs! Let me just start by saying, oh my goodness, what a chore! Reupholstering is no joke yall. It is hard! We had reupholstered these chairs once before (the dining room table and chairs were Nick’s grandparents’), but it didn’t seem as bad. Well this time around, it was bad for some reason! We couldn’t find out groove, and it took us forever! We finally got them done, and they look close enough to perfect for us! They aren’t perfect, but hey, I’m not a professional! I have so much respect and admiration for people who are professionals at this! What a talent! So let me show you the “Before” picture:
Just not our style anymore!
I bought new fabric from Hobby Lobby to transform these chairs into a more farmhouse style look. I found a gorgeous ticking stripe and instantly knew it was the one! Are yall ready to see how they turned out?!
Oh dreamy! I just love ticking stripe. It makes me heart happy!
I also love that these pieces were Nick’s grandparents’! I love the age on them and the imperfections!
And there you have it yall! I am so happy with the outcome! It truly adds to the farmhouse look of our dining room! I hope yall have a great week!
Until next time!