Well, now that things seem to be moving along at a steady pace and we are almost in a routine, it’s time for me to get some much neglected work done.
Yesterday I finished painting the deck and the stairs that wrap around our pool and now I am moving on to thinking of Thanksgiving. A few years back I decided that the oak table we have, did not go with our beautiful new kitchen. We remodeled, painted the cupboards (white), added a granite countertop (black) and subway tile (white with stainless accents) to make our brand new backsplash. Since the oak table had to stay I had to think of what I could do to make it a part of our dining/kitchen area. I decided a colour change was needed...
I was nervous to tackle such a large project, but I knew it would be worth it. First, I sanded the table top (just a light sanding). I chose a flat black interior paint. Then I went to work painting the top… What a difference a couple of coats of the right colour paint makes. I have to say I did leave the legs oak for a couple of years, but after careful consideration I decided it was time to deal with those legs also. I had some flat medium-dark grey left from painting accents walls in my girls rooms so I thought I would give that a try. Again, gave them a quick sanding and then I was off… I have never looked back! I love it. It blends with the kitchen perfectly and it doesn’t stick out like a sore thumb anymore.
Then I decided to paint the chairs black, but I left the last two arm chairs. Now with Thanksgiving coming and I am hosting this year’s dinner (and our ever growing family) I need those last two arm chairs. So now in the next couple of days I will be tackling them. Sanding, cleaning and then painting.
I have to say, that my favourite part has to be recovering the seats. My lovely daughter and I found the material on clearance for a total of (you're never going to believe it...) $20! Who says decorating has to cost a fortune? You just have to learn to reuse, restore and recover (my three favourite 'r' words)
Thanks again for letting me show you the simplicity of my life as I turn it into something chic.