So this was the scene Tuesday morning. The kids were out of school Monday for Presidents’s Day. Once I got them on the bus I headed on home to do a little cleaning up from the three day weekend. This is when I get into trouble. I will do anything to get out of cleaning my house.
I carried out the vacuum and plugged it in……that is as far as I got! Out of the corner of my eye this table was all the sudden soooooooooo brown!! We have had it for 6 years but it wasn’t until I plugged in the vacuum that I realized something needed to be done.
Within seconds, like I didn’t have any control of my limbs, I had chalk paint and a paintbrush.
Since I was using chalk paint I didn’t have to sand this heavily varnished table. I just wiped it clean and started painting. See my vacuum sitting there in the kitchen!?!?!
While the first coat dried I could have started the vacuuming, but nooooooo. All the sudden I didn’t like what I had on this wall. I hadn’t really fixed it up since I got rid of so much out of the dining room at the Big Sale. I found the matching shutter in the garage and brought it in.
I hunted around the house for some paintings.
Because I’m lazy this is how I installed the hanging hardware. Hot glue gun and some pins!
After the first coat of paint dried for about 2 hours, I lightly sanded the whole table. I then painted on a second coat of paint. After another two hours of drying time, I sanded and distressed the table with sandpaper right there in my dining room. I was suppose to be cleaning my house but instead I was making mess after mess. We didn’t use this glaze when we painted our kitchen cabinets, seemed like a good time to bust it open.
While the glaze dried I realized all of the sudden my blue bench didn’t look right with the green top table. Hmmmmmm…….
Grabbed my staple gun, several pieces of batting, and some spray adhesive.
I found this old quilt top at Metrolina Antiques and Flea Market last month for $10.00. I hadn’t been able to find anything to use it for until now!!!
I added several layers of the batting because it was so thin and then added the quilt top. I turned the bench over and stapled the quilt to the bench.
Before plugging in the vacuum…..
After plugging in the vacuum…..
love my new bench!
Time to go get the kids. Danggggg I’m tired……..and I think my table is tooooooo green. What do you think!?!?! Another color? More Glaze!?!? Help!!! My husband gets back in town today! I need help quick!!! Anyone want to come over and help paint a table!?!
Should have stuck with the vacuuming!
Update!!!! The rug was given to me from a friend several years ago. It is coming out today. You know how you live with something even though you don’t loveeeeeeeee it? It just kinda serves a purpose. I think I will be happier with just hard word floors than a rug that I don’t love.