Monday, July 15, 2013

There Must Be Something About This Color

I've done it again.  I think I need more friends because it seems when I have down time, I paint things. If you haven't noticed, I paint a lot- therefore I apparently have no friends.  So painting is what I did yesterday.  At least this was something that was kind of necessary.  Since I went and screwed the piece up by doing another project way back when.

Let's start with this.  You remember my cute little pedestal table in my kitchen, right?  Don't mind the old photos.  There are no pumpkins currently on the table.  I'm not that crazy.

OK- while I was staining my new laundry room shelves however many months ago, I somehow got splatters of stain all over the top of this table.  Which, as you can see, is no where near the laundry room or the shelves that actually got the stain.  Apparently I'm super talented like that.

After I finally realized that the stain got on the table top, well after it was dried of course, I knew I needed to try to fix it.  I got out the extra trim paint and decided to try to cover it up.  But let me tell you- it looked like a hot mess.  So I decided to change it altogether.

Well yesterday as the sun was shining I decided to get 'er done.  First I started out by getting the orbital sander and scuffing the surface a bit.  Then I flipped her over and removed the legs that's what she said and got out the pretty alpine valley paint that is the color of the powder room and the garage entry door.  I'm kind of obsessed with it if you haven't figured it out by now.  After the first brush strokes, I knew it was going to be gorgeous.  Which was a good thing, since there was no turning back at that point.  Picture me being Jack singing Cher- "If I could turn back tiiiiiiiiiiime."  with a flick of my long black wig.  Just Jack!

All Cher aside, after a few coats had dried, this is what she looked like.

Ahhhhh so pretty.  I reattached the legs and flipped her right side up and got started on the top.

I still will need to put a clear protective coat on it and I'm also hoping to find a piece of glass for cheap that will protect it even more since I use this table a LOT and really don't want it going back to the hot mess.

Here's what she looks like now.

I've been searching for a while for new chairs as I'm not loving the ones that came with the table.  I'm thinking more like wicker chairs??  Maybe?  But I haven't found them yet.  Clearly.  So for now, I will be living with the white ones- which is fine, cuz this mama is not about to be painting 4 chairs.

But now that I've put this color on the table, it definitely brings out the other areas of the kitchen and living room that have the same or similar tone.  Like the mason jar lights and rug in the kitchen.  See what I'm talking about?

Or looking into the living room, with the baby blue vases on the leaning bookcase, the new tv stand, the blanket and the embroidery on the pillows.

Or in the powder room right next to the table.

Told you I was obsessed.  Opposite the powder room is the outside screened porch- with the aqua floor.  I'd show you a picture of that but it looks terrible, so........ You'll have to take my word for it.

Countdown has begun- 11 days!!!!  If you don't know what the countdown is for- come to my house next Sunday.  You don't want to miss out on all the fun I'm about to be having up in here.  Up in here.

Monday, July 8, 2013

All You Need Is Love

I really haven't been in the mood for any big projects lately.  Not sure if it's that I don't have anything to change up or I'm just enjoying the calm before the storm of El Nino Patio.  Either way, I've been a total bum around the house lately.  However, as I'm typing this I'm thinking about what I can to do this table of mine that I messed up the top on.  Hmmmmm..... There are a couple of things that I've done though- but don't go getting all excited.  They really aren't all that awesome.  

First up I did a little reuse, re-purpose, re-whatever.  Remember that horrific wire shelf in the laundry room?

Well I decided that instead of just leaning up against the garage wall, maybe it'd be better served being attached to it.  So mama got out the drill and made it happen.

And yes- I'm busted.  Totally haven't painted the garage yet.  It's hot as balls people.  I cut myself some slack on that one.

Next up you might have noticed in my last post something was different.  Aside from the very juvenile artwork.  Well I just never really liked the blue tv stand in my upstairs living room.

So since I had swapped out the wood one that was downstairs for the new light blue dresser, the wood one was just sitting around in my garage.  And after the umpteenth time of almost running it over and/or knocking my shins into it, I decided to change it with the one upstairs.  Which first called for me unloading two of the bookcases and moving them over 4 inches to fit it.  Which was awesome, by the way.  But I got 'er done and it looks so much better.  

It's funny how something doesn't work in one space but totally fits in another.  Oh and do you like my $20 Ikea rug thrown in there?  Have I mentioned it before?  I forget.  

And lastly, I pinned this picture from Pinterest awhile ago- thinking it was totally cute.

And while I'm not really in the need for book ends- I headed over to Hobby Lobby a couple weekends ago and picked up some wooden letters.

I actually had the cardboard 3D ones in my cart and had a last minute second guess of myself and went back around and found the above letters.  These ones worked much better than the cardboard ones would have.  Plus they were like double the size.  So this is the finished product.

Love it.  Get it?  Ahhhh hahaha.  This is the same little area with the other two hot pink lettered frames.

Srsly?  Wtf.

So that's that.  Only 20 more days until we begin tearing up my back yard.  SOFUCKINGEXCITEDITS NOTEVENFUNNY!!!!!!  Fingers crossed we figure out what the hell we are doing by then!  HAH.

Oh and PS- still taking volunteers to help out!  Don't be shy now.  The more the merrier.

Oh and PPS.  Totally funny story about how my dad was talking about me driving this bobcat.  I keep telling him no and he keeps acting like I'm going to drive it.  I literally just picture myself barreling down my street and ending up in my neighbors living room.  Plus I read the warnings on my pill bottles- they are very clear when they say not to operate heavy machinery while under the influence.  So my dad goes, "It's not difficult- it's just like driving a tank."  Ummmmm yeah, when's the last time I DROVE A TANK??????  I mean, really! Hilarious!  So who wants to see me drive a tanker?