Thursday, December 31, 2009

Not much to update

There's really not a whole lot to update...I've been busy painting awat here each day except for Christmas, the day got home from Jersey and then today. Joe and I managed to get a lot done yesterday...but it's certainly slow going. Pics eventually of the new place. It's really coming together well and we're to the point where we have maybe 1 wall left to do in each room plus re-edging the newly applied paint. Pretty cool!

Since I have a hard time sitting idle when I'm at home, I took on a little project on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day...painting the dining room table. This table has had quite a history in our house - from our first purchase almost 7 or 8 years ago from a friend who said it was made out of mahogany to today. IN the middle, there were attempts at refinishing by both Joe and I. I used a chemical refinisher on 3/4 of the table and Joe was so against doing that, he decided that sanding (using a power tool!) was the right way. Little did we know that the mahogany on the top was a very thin veneer...until Joe sanded right though it. Needless to say, it's been covered in tablecloths since that time. When the colorist from a few weeks ago was looking through pics of our existing furniture, she got to this table and said "why is that covered"? I explained the situation to her and she suggested painting it black.

So, that's what I did...

And I'm super happy with how it turned out. The last piece of the updating will be just to reupolster (sp?) the seats in a "fabric that makes me happy" and put some new foam in...

Sounds like something I can do in an evening soon...I just need to find that right fabric! I need to figure out what will look good in the new place with our colors, but these are calling to me now...


I'm leaning towards one of the last two...we do have some orange in the house that's similar to the orange in the first one, it's still a possibility! :-)
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1 comment:

  1. Love the black table! What color are the walls in the dining room going to be? The last fabric link didn't work, but I went to the web site. If you'd like to pick up the black from the table, the last one would do it.