Sunday, September 29, 2013

Table & chairs made trendy!

I sold this table and chair set a couple of weeks ago (on Craigslist) to the most sweet young woman, a local university student who has her first apartment all to herself. After my hubs put the set into his truck, I followed her to her place and we carried it in and set it up by a big, old bay window. She was so excited and I was so happy to have the set go to her! I purchased the table for twenty bucks from a yard sale this summer. It is solid wood & sturdy. I chose to sand and restain the top and paint the bottom. I wanted a color that would pop and be different - so I chose "Mariner" by Sherwin-Williams (after seeing it in an HGTV magazine). Once painted, I then wiped on a walnut stain, waited a minute or so, and wiped off w/cotton rag. I love how this set turned out - trendy color w/country sort of old fashioned appeal. Just what I was going for. :) Befores...
{This pic was taken after I had sanded the top of the table. I needed to buy wooden filler buttons to cover base screws - found them at a local hardware store and glued them in.}
{These chairs were purchased for $3.99 each, from local Good Will store. Not exactly what I was looking for to match w/the table, but they were stury and cheap - and although incredibly filthy - I thought I could make them work w/table.} Afters...
Linking to the Link Party Palooza at Tater Tots & Jello.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Piano Bench Redesign

This neglected piano bench {purchased for five bucks at a yard sale this summer} got a make-over using Annie Sloan emperor's red chalk paint and some chevron fabric, purchased at After cleaning the bench, I removed the hinged top to paint the base. Next, that old fabric had to go. The top was covered w/new foam and wrapped with fresh batting. Using a heavy duty staple gun, I attached the ironed new zig zag fabric to the inside top of the bench. Re-attached the hinges, and it's better than new!
I'm linking up (for the first time in almost a year!) to Kammy's Korner - Trash to Treasure. Thanks, Kammy, for the inspiration! p.s. This bench is featured in the October issue of HGTV Magazine - You Showed Us! (page 18). So fun! :)