Friday, December 2, 2011

Big Boy Chair

Matthew graduated from the highchair long ago, but as is tradition in our family, he has been sitting in an elevated chair ever since with a computer chair mat underneath his seat to collect the bits and pieces that don't make it into his mouth. This happens to be Pepe's (my cat) favorite spot to lick up a light snack after mealtime.

Since Matthew is now in Kindergarten and is getting a little too big for his special chair, it only seemed right that he move on to bigger and better things. The problem however, is that he still doesn't have the best aim when it comes to food, and like many five year-olds still uses whatever is handy as his napkin.

So per request, (I cannot stress enough how much I love these) I was asked to make a special cover for Matthew's new chair, to perhaps mask some of the mess that is likely to accompany him in his big chair journey.
Using a towel that we purchased at Walmart, I crafted a cover that matched the decor of the room. I used a total of 4 seams so that it just slips over the top and bottom of the chair and provides the perfect drop cloth during those times when life gets a little messy.
The more we looked at the cover, the more we debated covering all of the chairs, beige really is a hard color to keep clean and this was such an easy project!
This also happens to be Pepe's new favorite chair to lay in during the day, must be something about the dark color and her white fur; she wants to make sure you can tell where she's been!


Amanda said...

brilliant! We drape towels all the time, but I never thought of sewing them to keep them in place. Looks great too, by the way.
Congrats to your big boy on his new seat.

amandajean said...

i agree, this is totally brilliant! making covers for all the chairs isn't a bad idea at all! what a wonderful solution to messy meal times. (I know all about them...i have a 5 year old with less than perfect aim as well. her older brothers' aim isn't all that great, either, sad to say....) :)

thanks for linking up to finish it up Friday!

Judy said...

What an awesome idea for covering the chair.

SarahZ said...

Great idea!!!

Susie at ProsperityStuff said...

Good thinking! I love the practicality and simplicity!