Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Dining table do-se-do
I think I either have some gypsy blood or some kind of OCD because I am always moving things around and just can't leave things alone. I am constantly editing, tweaking and CHANGING things. (IF ONLY I could do that to me and my tubby bum, haha)
This WAS my dining room
But I just wasn't feeling it. And I know the table doesn't look very big but the round shape actually wasn't working. I have a very small dining room and the table was smushed up against the closet so there was a decent path to get to the stairs. So I dug this very grungy table out of the garage.(I was surprised we still had it!) All it needed was some elbow grease--sanding, priming, painting and staining.
I couldn't find my gel stain. I am telling you my house and garage eats stuff. Either that or it is my ghost playing tricks on me.What you don't have a ghost? Well I will save this story for another time... Anyhoo I used what I had which was a can of Pecan colored deck and fence stain. I figure if it works for outside stuff it will work on a dining table.
It isn't perfect. You can see the wear and tear on the edges. And I LUUURVVVE it! And surprisingly so does the Hubbs--who usually just rolls his eyes and mutters incoherently--or things not worth repeating--whenever I have a "project".
This table was my sister's from about 8 years ago. This is what it originally look liked.
And here it is gussied up and in my dining room.
I think it fits my space a lot better. I changed the mirror, changed my artwork to the Ray Eyerly Barn print, added the Pier 1 Grandmother clock (which I still need to hang on the wall) and I put new beach towels over my white denim chairs until I can find slipcovers I like (hey y'all-- I have a cat and 2 dogs). The placemats came from Kohl's clearance for $0.49 each. (My daughter found 2 at 1 store and I found 2 more at another--yay!) I also have 2 ladder back chairs my friend gave me (yay free!) which I am painting to match. Then I can actually have 4 people sit at the table, will miracles never cease? HAHA
So whatcha think?