Thursday, February 21, 2013

Finished Project, a Table

Here's a look at my latest completed project. I stress completed, because there are always projects going on around here! I was wanting an update in my breakfast room, but wanting to do it on a budget. Previously we had an oak table with pressed back chairs. I found this table on Craigslist for $20.00 close to my son's house, and it so happened that my husband was headed that way for a weekend visit, perfect opportunity to haul this table back home. I contacted the owner, they went, they bought, and here it is. Very heavy and solid, and similar style to one that Pottery Barn has. The chairs were also a Craigslist find. When I purchased the chairs I planned to use them in the dining room, but decided if I could get the table like I wanted I would use them in the breakfast room.

 Sorry I don't have a before picture. The table was natural , but in need of much TLC. I originally was going to paint the whole thing white, but decided to see if I could get the top to look closer to the chair color. Kind of a white washed gray look. I found some white stain, thinking that would do the trick, but you couldn't even tell that I had stained the table. 

Here's a look at the completed top, sort of a happy accident. I decided since the white wasn't working, I would try a darker stain over that. When I did, I got a great looking gray,  almost perfect with the chairs!
It is hard to tell from this picture, but it has just the right mix of gray and natural showing through.  Liking this so much better than the golden oak! What do you think?

Monday, February 11, 2013

Monday, Monday

Hope you all have had a good Monday. I meant to have this up and posted this morning, but here it is, time for bed and I am finally getting around to it. Here's a little bit of what we've been up to around here.

We spent the last Saturday of January having a fun day at the beach enjoying this view, and a little bit of thrifting. The weather was perfect. Sort of a last day away, before the weeks of 6 / 12 hour days start for my guy. 

                                                                                             I organized Craft Night for the ladies of our church, this past Thursday. We made felt flowers and did some embroidery hoop art. The pouring rain didn't keep 20 ladies away. We enjoyed a taco supper, and fun night of crafting. 

Friday, I headed South to see my daughter and her family,  much needed time away, and a great visit with everyone, especially this little guy. He is Mimi's favorite!

We spent our time just hanging out at the house. He and I checked out all of the pretty flowers in the yard, and had lots of good snuggles. Mimi always tucks him in when she's there. His new phrase was, "this is just wonderful!" and "oh my goodness!" He is something else, for sure. No shyness or lacking for personality with this one!

Today, we have had rain, rain, and more rain!! The chance for rain tomorrow is 100% and 80% on Wednesday. Really need to get some painting done for my booth, and around the house. I have a few small projects that I am hoping to finish, and will share some pictures when I do. 

Ready to get into the PJ's and settle in with a good book.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013


My blog friend Angela is having an awesome giveaway over at her blog.
Her friend Tracie has written a book on forgiveness. Something I think we could all benefit from reading. I know I definitely can.
Along with Tracie's book, Angela will be giving away one of her adorable owls, and a stack of notepads from Dayspring. Head on over here and check it out. She will also tell you how to preview 31 days of forgiveness free.
Thanks Angela!