Friday, November 20, 2009

Just a Couple of Makeovers.

Cannyn age 14 Cannyn has earned the right to wear the uniform. This is a big deal. He had to memorize the chain of command, and recite it to his "Chief" Officer. Not bad! I will admit once in awhile the school does something right. After 5 years of floundering in the public schools. And fitful nights for his mother agonizing over what to do with such a brilliant boy, The school decided that he needed to be in a "special" class. It is a science class run by the ROTC (Airforce). Science of flight. Now Honestly, I think they were trying to punish him. But this is exactly where he belongs. He has been planning a military career since he knew how to speak. His Cousin is a Navy C.B. and that is what he plans to do right after High School. BUT: We need him to finish High School...
Which was not looking good based on his Middle School career.
Until NOW!
This child is flourishing. He is really good at it! His teacher said,
"You are not one of the freshmen that I hate."
And apparently that is High Accolades!
Look how handsome this child is in an Uniform!
Now He is talking about college before military so he can begin his career as an officer.
I honestly believe he is going to do it! And Grades are much more important to him now. He wants to get good grades because he wants to go to college now.
My Mommy heart is bursting with pride!!!
Makeover #2
We bought these chairs special order about 10 years ago. Unfortunately, time and 3 children have not been friendly to them. I told Jon he could haul them off to the dump. But he didn't get around to it. SO,
After spending so much time going around in Blog land, I realized there was something I could do on my own!

And I set about making a change! The fabric is every bloggers favorite.
Canvas Drop Cloth!
Sturdier than Chintz!
Neutral, clean, and just plain Cheap!

I figured it couldn't be too hard if everyone else was doing it, so armed with a screwdriver and a set of pliers, I started pulling staples. I am so glad I did! I got a new chair for $40.00! (including my new staple gun)

Me thinks it Pretty!


  1. Gramma has chills and tears in her eyes looking at that boy. I am so PROUD of him for finding what he wants and doing well in it. For realizing that education is worth the time it takes. Go Cannyn Go!!!
    The chair is awesome too!

  2. Great job Cannyn!
    And Chelle; See, I told you so!

  3. Yay for Cannyn! He should be so proud of himself! And the chair is pretty great, too!

  4. Way to go Cannyn! You are on the right track now! I know you will succeed.

    Michelle, that is one good looking chair now. And it's 'green'--as in staying out of the landfill--so you did double good, girl!

  5. Now I just have to work on it's sister. BUT now that I know what I am doing, it should be a breeze! LOVE you all! I am watching my follower list grow, I think when it hist 50, I am going to do a giveaway! Guess I had better get creative right now! I am halfway there already!

  6. @Cheap Chic Home. The chair is just lovely. Great news about your son. My son (in his 1st yr. of college refers to middle school as his "evil" years!

  7. Middle school years are EVIL. Even for the ones NOT in public school...
    Good Job C- I am VERY proud of you.

  8. Oh yes indeed, it is pretty! Wow, so form fitting too! You beat me to it, I've still yet to try a slipcover of anything.

    Thanks for linking up to SNS #6!

    Funky Junk Donna

  9. You did a fabulous job on that chair! It is so pretty now...great job! Thanks for linkin' up to Frugalicious Friday!

    Jane @ Finding Fabulous

  10. OMG look at you! That is a zealous project that you tackled with ease. Awesome!


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