New Modern Plastic Chairs

modern plastic chairs

I recently bought new chairs for our dining table.  Total cost: $79.99 for a set of four and free shipping. The same chairs are now available in white for $69.99.

diy kitchen table

The old chairs were in rough shape. They were mismatched and had been painted/ upholstered several times. Parts of the chairs broke, which made it uncomfortable to sit on. Click here to see how I built the new kitchen table top.

A few things I was looking for in new chairs:

1. Effortless cleaning:  With dogs and kids in the house, I was so over upholstered chairs.

2. Comfort: Since we don’t have a separate dining room, all our meals are served in the kitchen… even on holidays. No one wants to sit on hard, uncomfortable chairs.

3. Low back: I’m not a fan of really tall chairs, therefore, I wanted something with a lower profile.

modern plastic chairs

I looked at several different options, but pretty quickly settled on a molded plastic chair style. I have heard great things about the comfort level.

I settled on these chairs, and I love them.  They are comfortable ( given the curved shape of the seat), sturdy, and lightweight.  The manual was a little confusing, making the assembly for the first chair way too long.  However, after chair one, things moved really fast.  The molded plastic could not be easier to wipe down with kids and dogs and they have a lower backs.

Features according to Furmax:

– Ergonomic design, matte Finished plastic seat
– Black Strengthened Steel Frame, extremely sturdy and durable
– Mid Century Modern Style, prefect for home and office use
– Light weight; Home easily pre-assembly required
– Bend-resistant high quality back
– Non-toxic HQ polypropylene for easy cleaning
– Non-scratch plastic foot to protect the floor


Weight Limit: 275LBS
Seat Dimension:18.1″ x 16.7″ (WxD)
Seat Height: 16.5″
Overall Dimension: 18.1″ x 16.7″ x 31.9 ” (WxDxH)
Chair Weight: 7.5LB

Package Includes:

– 4 x Eames Style Chair
– Assembly Hardware
– Assembly Tool
– Assembly Manual

Currently, Amazon is out of the color black (white is still available), however, I noticed the company Furmax does weekly updates on color/price/shipping fees.


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Our Dog Wears Belly Wraps

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Billy is a great dog… he’s sweet, cute, cuddly, and he’s always in the mood to play. He’s our Billy, Mr. Bill, Billster, Billy Boy, and Poochie. Although we love Billy and he’s a good friend, he can drive us crazy when he marks around the house. He also leaves a tiny amount of urine when he’s excited or scared.

We recently started using Pet Magasin washable belly wraps that wrap around Billy’s belly and prevent him from urinating on objects. When a dog is wearing the belly wrap and he marks, the belly wrap will function like a diaper and hold the urine. My hope is that since Billy doesn’t like being wet, he’ll stop marking once he learns that marking makes him uncomfortable.

The belly wrap covers his boy parts, so that if he tries to mark, he can’t leave any liquid behind. This means that he doesn’t get the satisfaction of smelling his own scent over the other dogs. These wraps are also great for incontinent dogs, untrained puppies, or dogs that urinate when excited or scared. Billy is terrified of thunder and nervous whenever we have new visitors at our house.

So far, our experience with the belly wraps has been really great. Although Billy hates wearing dog clothes, he doesn’t mind wearing the wrap. When I get home from work, the kitchen floor is free of urine. Then I remove his belly band and take him for a walk to do his business.

Pet Magasin Belly Wraps are:

  • Useful for untrained puppies, dogs that suffer from incontinence due to excitement urination, age, or illness.
  • Highly absorbent and with a waterproof outer layer to prevent leaks and damage to carpets, upholstered furniture, etc.
  • SOFT AND COMFORTABLE TO INCREASE ACCEPTANCE. No “crinkly” texture that causes many dogs to reject disposable diapers. Velcro closures are quick and easy to secure and won’t stick to fur.

dog belly band

Pet Magasin is a small company that specializes in quality and affordability in pet products. The Dog Belly Wraps and Dog Diapers are two of their best-selling products. Dog diapers are for both female and male dogs. The belly wraps are only for males!

dog belly band 

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Back & Front Door Makeover

***I received a free product in exchange for my honest review. ***

exterior door handle

Looking at the before pictures of my deck makes me realize just how far I’ve come in the past three years. At times, I forget this house didn’t always look this way. When I bought the house, the deck looked uninviting and old. With some (very) hard work, I was able to transform it into a cozy and pet friendly patio.

I stained the deck and painted the railing. I also painted the door, along with the rest of the house.


diy deck makeover


house paint

dog friendly patio


One thing that still needed attention was the hardware. It was old and dented… It had seen better days for sure. I was thrilled when Kwikset sent over this beautiful new hardware for me to try and review.

exterior door handle

I love it. The look is clean and sleek;  It fits and works great. Although this was my first time swapping out an exterior deadbolt knob for a handle set, installation was easy.  I won’t bore you with a tutorial (Kwikset provides a great one) … except for one part. Maybe this tip will come in handy someday.

When you fit your two pieces together on the door (front and back), there’s a half circle metal piece that inserts inside the door. You can see it here:

If your hardware has this section facing the opposite way, the fix is easy — you just tug on that half circle metal and then twist. It flips over to the other side.

I wish someone would have told me this little trick. I thought I had the wrong hardware. I figured it out eventually, but not without some minor frustration.

exterior door handle

New handle vs. old door knob.

exterior door handle

exterior door handle

Since I love the new hardware so much, I decided to swap out the old front door knob with this beautiful satin nickel finish handle set.  The adjustable throughbolt has a full range of motion that allows the handle to fit most preexisting doors. Both handle sets feature SmartKey Security. You can Re-key your lock in seconds. Also, the hardware is bump proof, kick in resistant, pick resistant, saw resistant and drill resistant. 


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