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Nothing tricky about re-covering chairs

Q: My kids have abused my dining room chairs for a long time. The fabric on the seats is stained and I would like to recover them. There is nothing fancy about the seats; they have some kind of foam as the stuffing. How do I go about this?

Make your yard more pet-friendly during dog days of summer

Dear Gail: We’ve just moved from Chicago as we’re so over the cold weather, snow storms and gearing up just to get to work. We know that the Las Vegas summers are hot, and not sure if we’re ready, but we don’t have to shovel heat. We have two dogs and are in the process of designing our backyard. Do you have any Las Vegas weather puppy tips? — Vini

Donny Osmond Home to open gallery at Walker Furniture

Walker Furniture will become the exclusive Las Vegas retailer for Donny Osmond Home brand furnishings. The grand opening for the gallery will be held on May 7 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. with Osmond doing a personal meet-and-greet autograph-signing session for fans from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., following the ribbon cutting in Walker’s showroom atrium.

Routine maintenance keeps pool clean

Q: I just moved into a 5-year-old resale home that has a pool. Nobody told me how to service the filter for the pool. The previous owner said that the filters are cartridges, but he wasn’t very helpful in explaining what to do with them. What should I be doing and how often should it be done?