Sunday, September 13, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
After a bunch of staples, here's the finished product:
Monday, September 7, 2009
I'll touch up the paint, but it will remain black. The seat will have to go, though. I'm going out tomorrow to find a piece of fabric that will coordinate with my living room colors, taupe, brown, and paprika red. When its finished, it will be our new chair for the computer desk.
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Sunday, September 6, 2009
She got this bench several years ago from a catalog that I brought home from work. It didn't cost much at all, less than $20 if I remember correctly. She had it in her guest room, but moved it out last week while decluttering. She asked me if I wanted it, and of course, I said yes. What kind of daughter would I be to refuse Mom's castoffs? As soon as she offered it to me, I knew where it would go-that problem corner.
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
However, just as I was about to paint, I looked at my tray and realized that I didn't have a harlequin diamond pattern, I had a lattice pattern. After staring at it for a while, I decided that I kinda liked the lattice pattern, (not to mention that there was no way I was tearing off all that tape and starting over!), so I went ahead and put the paint on. I wanted a slightly aged look, so I left the paint a little streaky.
It may not be what I set out for, and the paint lines certainly aren't perfect, but I really like how it turned out.
Friday, July 24, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
I started with one of these mini frames that a friend gave me:
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Monday, July 20, 2009
One of the first things I zeroed in on at the first GW store was something I've been looking for ever since the first time I saw Kimba's furniture rehab-a lonely pair of dining room chairs that had seen better days. I didn't want both; just one would do, and at the bargain basement price of $5, who could resist? Me, that's who. Believe it or not, the woman who had been looking for months for a chair to rehab passed on it. I couldn't decide if the sort-of-fakeish-wood would be easy to work with, and I wasn't sure the seat was easily removable for padding that I would add. I guess I made the right decision by not getting it. Before I had even left the store someone bought them. I guess they needed a couple of chairs worse than I needed one to spray paint!
I was not to be out done, however! I did find a few things to share with you.
I found this jar with a lid for 75 cents. I'm not sure what it was used for (hubby thinks it was a jar that held shaving cream in it), but it will look nice in my kitchen.
I also found a couple silver trays. The oval shaped one (50 cents) is going to get the chalkboard paint treatment, and I have just the place for it to hang in my master bathroom.
The other one ($1) is actually the bottom half of a butter dish, I'm thinking. It is heavier and looks more like real silver than the oval one. Silver plate, probably. I'm thinking about putting some white pebbles in it and using it for a soap dish, also for the master bath.
I also got the little G-Man a shirt and a pair of warm-up pants for $1.50 each. Neither of them look as though they were hardly worn.
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Friday, July 17, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
The table cloth is one I had in the linen closet, the lamp- $9 from Wally World, and the rest I had around the house. It fills the space just perfectly.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
The dining room:
The living room:
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