As much as we love our kids, we don’t love the scratches, scuffs, dings, dents, stains and other blemishes they leave around our house and on our furniture. To keep it real and show how items in our house have held up (or haven’t) to two rowdy boys, we’re starting a new series, Worse for Wear. You know how fashion bloggers have “What I Wore Wednesdays”? Consider Worse for Wear the home owner equivalent.
A year ago, the freshly spray painted legs looked like this:
Here are the legs as of yesterday:
And now, for a closer look:
I don’t know how they did it, but the boys have slowly chipped the paint. Fortunately, we had anticipated this, so it should be easy enough to lift the marble top off, sand and repaint.
Luckily, the marble top is still as perfect today as it was a year ago. No scratches or stains. And, the chairs look great thanks to the perfectly imperfect dented factory finish. Overall, we’re very pleased with the durability of our new dining set.
How about you? Which furniture pieces have held up the best? The worst? Which did you expect to get trashed, but didn’t? Who causes the most damage in your family? Kids? Dogs? Husbands?