Chair Superpost!

Chair Superpost!
I’m sorry. My brain is totally fried. I have nothing fun or witty to say, I’ve been doing battle all week with the crankiest 20 month old little girl on planet earth. 
 Not sure when she’s going to grow out of this screeching/wailing/refusing to be more than 2 inches away from me at all times while a. pulling my hair, b. sticking her hands in my mouth, c. yanking off my earrings, d. all of the above simultaneously /throwing temper tantrums even in her sleep/melt your ears off sonic-screaming phase, but it better be soon or I’m selling her on ebay.
 So, in an effort to take it easy on myself, (ha!) I’ve assembled a simple bunch of great redos in the form of chairs and other seating devices. Please enjoy.

from Suzanne @ Pieced Pastimes

from Holly @ Holly Goes Lightly

From Linda @ Nina’s Nest

From El @ Fresh Home and Garden

 From Better After reader Yvonne

From Kenzie at My Slip is Showing

From Rachel @ Everyday Ellis

From Sarai @ Three Simple Girls

From Karen @ Strictly Simple Style

From Better After reader Carrie

From Dana @ Saturday Mornings

From Nicole @ City Grace

From Edna, see more HERE.

From Better After reader Han

From Ana Paula @ Get Craftin

Don’t let her fool you, she’s just taking a momentary breather.
Like my Lisa Leonard necklace? I sure do! It is currently available HERE.
Baby is currently available to the highest bidder.
Just kidding.

Kind of.



  1. August 13, 2010 / 7:57 PM

    Loved reading your post. I have a 20 month-old boy that’s going through EXACTLY the same thing! Hope it stops soon!

  2. August 13, 2010 / 8:14 PM

    Haha! I’m totally laughing WITH you! I was there about a year ago with my little boy – and the only consoling thing I can say is that she will eventually turn 3 some day and then its MUCH better! At least in my case. I could never get anyone to bid on my boy on ebay!
    PS – I’ve got to get some of that vintage-y burlap fabric (that was used in the first few makeovers) because I’m pretty sure covering ANYTHING in that would make it look amazing!

  3. August 13, 2010 / 8:30 PM

    LOL! If it makes you feel any better my kids are upstairs having a lego fight right now. Loudly 🙂 Holly (Holly Goes Lightly), if you ever need a home for that chair, just let me know.. they are all beautiful, Lindsey!

  4. August 13, 2010 / 8:30 PM

    LOL! If it makes you feel any better my kids are upstairs having a lego fight right now. Loudly 🙂 Holly (Holly Goes Lightly), if you ever need a home for that chair, just let me know.. they are all beautiful, Lindsey!

  5. August 13, 2010 / 8:30 PM

    LOL! If it makes you feel any better my kids are upstairs having a lego fight right now. Loudly 🙂 Holly (Holly Goes Lightly), if you ever need a home for that chair, just let me know.. they are all beautiful, Lindsey!

  6. August 13, 2010 / 8:32 PM

    ur so funny – and pretty!1 welcome to my world with my 20 month old. thats pretty much how he is… Every. Day. yup. great chairs!!

  7. August 13, 2010 / 8:48 PM

    Oh girl, I know what you mean! My 2 and a half year old is being a Stage 5 Clinger right now too. I saw her chewing on her finger in that last photo, could it be teething?

  8. August 13, 2010 / 8:49 PM

    Great post sis! Send M. to come stay with her auntie for a while! I’ll take her and you can go relax at the beach! Tempting, right??

  9. August 13, 2010 / 9:19 PM

    My daughter did this too…from 22-27 months. (crossing my fingers that she’s over it and not going thru a super cute, I’m cool phase)

    Your resident stalker/never commenting reader.

    Thank you for continuing to bring me inspiration and entertainment. I never miss a post!

  10. August 13, 2010 / 9:30 PM

    Aw, poor baby! And I’m talking about you…

    I’m absolutely in love with this blog, checking in multiple times a day and these chairs are amazing!

    Hope it gets better – for you. Oh yeah, the baby too. Or something.

    I don’t have kids and that first picture is really scaring me right now.

  11. August 13, 2010 / 9:30 PM

    Lindsay, you would never know that you have a 20 month old to take care of with the great blogs you post every day ~ I’m telling you that only LINDSAY FROM BETTER AFTER can come up with the vocabulary and the sayings….you are as beautiful as your blog! Read you every day…..

    Beautiful baby….like mommy.

    Drink a margarita and all be good…lol


  12. August 13, 2010 / 9:33 PM

    Hang in there! Your blog is a go to for entertainment and inspiration. For you, I’m glad to see that you’re not alone in the screaming toddler thing. For those of us that don’t have kids yet….

  13. August 13, 2010 / 9:53 PM

    Long time reader, never poster. As always, I love your before and afters! But I had to comment, because I just wanted to tell you to hang in there with your Grumpy Girl. I have a 3 year old and a 1 year old and I know it’s tough sometimes. But the job we do as Momma’s is truly the highest and most noble calling God gives us. He wouldn’t have given her to you if He didn’t think you’d be THE PERFECT ONE for her. Hang in there…it will get better soon!

  14. August 13, 2010 / 9:57 PM

    Thanks for posting my rocker redo! I actually did an entire post dedicated to you and how your blog inspires me. I love it!

  15. August 13, 2010 / 10:21 PM

    I will trade you 2 teenagers for her…..

  16. August 13, 2010 / 10:23 PM

    Got a good chuckle out of your contemplation of an e-bay sale of your cranky little one. As so many others have already said, it will get better. Then she will become a teenager…… but that’s another matter all together. LOL

    Twelve years ago, before e-bay was part of my world, my youngest son came home from the hospital crying which he continued to do pretty much unabated for 5 months or so. The only place he slept during the day was in a sling on my chest or in a moving vehicle (NOT one stopped at a red light NOR one waiting in his older brother’s pre-k carpool line). I once said that if I knew I wouldn’t get arrested, I would walk to the corner and offer him FREE to the first person willing to take him! We still tease him that he thought he was part marsupial and the sling my pouch. He never did nap during the day and he still has far more need of me and my time than his brothers did at this age, but the cranky, screaming, fit throwing antics are long past. Once they can be reasoned with they tend to understand that nasty behavior leads to less Mommy time, not more. Then they become teenagers, your seemingly organized world is turned upside down (yet again) and your threat becomes that nasty behavior leads to more Mommy and Daddy supervision, not less…….
    Good Luck.

  17. August 13, 2010 / 10:55 PM

    I currently have a 27 months old that I too am debating Ebay. With a 6 year old teething molars (says doesnt hurt) a 4 year old master manipulator and then the 2 year old…. shoot me now!!
    love your blog!!!

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  19. August 13, 2010 / 11:14 PM

    Glad to know I’m not the only one with a screaming, crying, clingy, tantrum throwing monster. They are just so darn cute when they are happy. Sometimes that’s the only thing that keeps them off of Ebay.

  20. August 13, 2010 / 11:28 PM

    Is that little blonde muffin breaking molars? Try some Hyland’s Teething Tablets if she is…they’re homeopathic and they also have a natural tranquilizer. They saved my life 17 years ago. We didn’t have eBay then either.

    LOVE the great ideas for the chairs! Roundups are such great inspiration.

  21. August 13, 2010 / 11:46 PM

    I’m redoing all of my dining rooms chairs this weekend, so this is especially interesting to me! Thanks for posting!

  22. August 14, 2010 / 12:28 AM

    Soooo many things to say. Not enough time…. but I do want you to know that I love your blog. I read it everyday, and I don’t what I would do if you weren’t there anymore. So in a small sense, I know what your little one is feeling. (eek!)

    That being said, I will do my best to keep my (a,b,c,&d) to a minimum. (My hope is that you got a little chuckle out of that.)

    Hang in there! You rock!

  23. August 14, 2010 / 2:17 AM

    Hey, I have the same toddler, just in the boy version. I fondly refer to him as my velociraptor. Humans should not be able to make that sound.
    Regardless, I love the blog, and hope the little stinker gives you a break soon.

  24. August 14, 2010 / 2:30 AM

    You have all my sympathy about the situation with your 20 month old.My week with my 10 month old has been identical. And it gets pretty tiring after a while. I’m hoping for a better weekend/ next week. I wonder if the moon has something to do with it or something. I’ve heard of a bunch more kids who were going unusually bonkers this week.

  25. August 14, 2010 / 2:36 AM

    Would your daughter happen to be on any type of cold or other medications? Once my son began all of a sudden to throw tantrums, cry, etc….very unlike him. After discussing with his dr. found out that he was reacting to some cold medication!!! Took him off the meds and he was immediately better. Of course, it could also be early TERRIBLE TWOS!!! Advice from a grandmother here…stick to your guns and don’t let her get away with too much. She will learn what is expected of her. In the meantime, just try to remember that “this too shall pass” and all will be better. Love the chairs, especially the yellow one and the two white ones with red & turquoise cushions!

  26. August 14, 2010 / 2:39 AM

    My youngest daughter (now 16) did this clingy thing until she was about five. But now she’s the fiercest, funniest, best woman I’ve ever met. So, it IS awful when you’re in the midst of it, but you’ll figure it out and before you know it, she’ll be filling out college apps! Thank you for continuing to blog under duress!!I check it every day and have such great ideas from it.

  27. August 14, 2010 / 3:09 AM

    Love the post! The days are long and the years are short. I remember those days so well but in a blur they are 9 and 6 now. You’ll just love her even more as you help her through this stage too.

  28. August 14, 2010 / 3:20 AM

    my one year old just went through the same phase and it lasted about three weeks. I seriously thought about giving him away. I don’t know what all the screaming and fussing was about, but when it was gone I was so happy. I am so sorry you are going through this and I totally feel your pain. I don’t even have any advice for you because the only thing I did during that time was cry and go bald from pulling my hair out. Good luck and I hope your little girl gets better soon!!!!

  29. August 14, 2010 / 4:49 AM

    Love your blog!!!!! I check it daily and love your commentary, it’s the best part.
    I have a now 4 year old daughter and I remember her doing the same thing when she was 2. I took her to playdates and instead of playing with other kids, she hugged my leg the entire time!
    Good luck. Just remember it doesn’t last forever. Thank goodness!

  30. August 14, 2010 / 5:25 AM

    Love all of the chairs – as for your screaming tot sounds like she might be breaking in a few teeth all at the same time. My babies really liked the children electric tooth brushes that they could hold and massage their gums with – bibs are a must! Also I would freeze banana’s and then put them in the little mesh teething bags you can buy at Target in the baby section. They loved the food and the coolness helped sooth the pain away.
    IF those don’t work the teething tablets also located in your local baby isle really do work!
    My hubby and I called them baby crack!
    Good luck she is a beauty!

  31. August 14, 2010 / 2:26 PM

    Awesome chair re-dos.

    Sorry your little gal has been so fussy. Looks like you got lots of good advice here in your comments, so I’ll just say….Pray and be patient…and love her lots!

  32. August 14, 2010 / 3:00 PM

    Just smiling : ) : )
    That was one cute post!!!
    They are cuter when they are screaming : ) (sitting here looking in & not dealing with it 🙂

  33. August 14, 2010 / 3:47 PM

    Great chair post, thanks. Your little girl is darling and you are gorgeous!

  34. August 14, 2010 / 6:42 PM

    Wow, had no idea you were so young, so gorgeous and a MOMMY! We all feel for you (I’m 44, work full-time outside the home, and have a just turned 4-yr. old girl and a 5 1/2 yr. old boy…and I’m so tired). Just know that this stage will pass and it only gets better. I promise! Great post, love your blog — wish I had your energy!

  35. August 14, 2010 / 11:44 PM

    Hang in there, Mama. 🙂

  36. August 15, 2010 / 3:33 AM

    What a bodacious bunch of chair redos! Love them all.

    And what a great pic of you and your little girl! My girl and I have had some very “memorable” weeks as well. Hang in there!

  37. August 15, 2010 / 4:01 AM

    The thing about their cranky moods is…Sometimes they last a while and somtimes it last a good LONG while! God bless her – she’s just adorable.

  38. August 15, 2010 / 5:56 AM

    So. Can’t help but tell you that you are beautiful and your kid is super-sweet. Well… you are that now and she will be soon. Very soon. I’m sure of it.

    Thanks for your fabulous website.

  39. August 15, 2010 / 12:22 PM

    Oh! This was the best post! You and your baby girl are beauties, and good for you for taking her lovely two’s with a sense of humor. How quickly these days will go by! Enjoy her, crazy screaming tantrums and all. She’s a pumpkin.

  40. August 15, 2010 / 2:17 PM

    Boy you weren’t kidding, chair superpost! And goodluck with that little one. Keep repeating to yourself, it’s just a phase…it’s just a phase…it’s just a phase…

  41. August 16, 2010 / 1:06 AM

    The top chair is my favorite times a zillion! I love any furniture with feet!

    The Mister and I have been discussing the concept of having a munchkin, this makes me rethink. again.

  42. August 16, 2010 / 1:40 AM

    Love looking at your before and after and your blog is always an inspiration to me. I’m working on my before and after this weekend. Check to see if your little girly is cutting her 2 yr. molars. These could be the cause of her discontent. My kiddos loved a good roll around snuggle/tickle time on my bed just some Mama N Me time for about 15 min. usually followed before dinner prep or after dinner. This always seemed to boost spirits. Also, this is just a taste of teenagers. Teenagers are just grown up toddlers. Ang. Mama of 6 kiddos

  43. August 16, 2010 / 4:35 AM

    Ditto what Norma said

    <3 Reenie

  44. August 16, 2010 / 3:24 PM

    Bless your heart, you sure do get a lot done with a 20 month old! I went through that too with my oldest, and it turned out to be a food allergy. I thought I would go insane before we figured out what it was though. Hang in there, it will get better. Your blog is the greatest.

  45. August 16, 2010 / 11:24 PM

    I am not sure how old she is, but my youngest daughter went through the same thing around 18-24 months. It was horrible! I feel your pain!!!

    Just stick to your guns, be super consistent and it WILL better. : )

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