oh, and some chairs, too!
that's what i've been up to the last few days...refinishing some of these lovely items.
i thought i'd show you their transformations...since i think they're kinda cool (i mean, turning old junk into new, cuter-looking junk is just too fun not to share).
a kitchen chopper block table which looked like this:
well, i sanded it, painted it black, then distressed it...and put it in my door-way to act as a shoe-rack. behold, the black-distressed shoe rack:
pretty cool huh? i also like the little bottle of sunscreen in the left corner. nice.
exhibit b: the table with the most personality you ever saw, which started out as the saddest table you ever saw:
looked pretty nasty, eh? well, i sanded that baby down, gave it a nice few colors of white spray paint, and then gave it an antique glaze- which i learned how to do from the awesome Brooke at All Things Thrifty (one of my fave decorating/furniture refinishing blogs...go check it out. you'll love it too). i'm in love with the end results:
how cool is that!? i love it...and am still trying to find the perfect location for it...baby's room? maybe.
the kitchen table our lovely friends, the Cunningtons gave us for a wedding gift...they got it for like $30 bucks at a garage sale...and trust me, we needed it then. we had NOTHING. well, this baby was well-loved- and i actually already somewhat refinished it a few years ago with my aunt and mom- we sanded the top and painted it a light light green, and then recovered the chairs to be what you see here:
not too shabby- but just a little too......generic for me. so! i decided to go for it and give this baby the makeover she needed. i was going to paint it black- but the red in our kitchen is very dark...and when i painted one of the chairs black, i was definitely not too pleased. so i went with white instead. wow. i love it. check it out (disclaimer: the photo's i took make the table look grey...i don't know why. i just couldn't get the coloring right. but here's the general idea):
it's definitely not perfect- painting something a solid white is HARD! a lot harder than i thought- but it was worth it because i love it. i especially love the yummy yellow fabric i got to recover my chairs...for $3.00 a yard....you heard me! THREE BUCKS! man, i love getting deals. way too much.
so what do you think!? do you have any projects you're working on? if not, go find something! it's so rewarding and fun.
anyway- doing all of this stuff is super exhausting, but oh-so-worth it. because i've got myself a whole bunch of new stuff for the cost of paint!...which isn't much folks...it isn't much at all.
next on my list:
and lots and lots of other stuff in my house that i randomly look at and think, "man, i should really paint that!" yeah, this is a pretty severe addiction i've found myself :)
hug to you all!