Monday, March 31, 2014

Table redo

Back to house stuff for a bit. I'm trying to make this place feel complete. Which is not that easy for me. I love the process. And starting projects. And ideas. But finishing out my visions?! Not my strong suit. 

We have been so so pleased with our remodel. The added space (closets!! Playrooms!! Laundry room!!) has felt like the biggest luxury ever. 

I have been extremely slow in getting things set up. I'm talking furniture and hanging things on the wall and bedding and all the extra things that make a house feel so personal. I have analyzed over every detail to the point where I am just about where I left off... Two weeks after we moved in. The boxes are finally all unpacked (well, aaactually, there are a couple in a few closets :/ ). I have hung some curtains, but I still haven't decided on a coffee table, side tables, or a single lamp. How many times do I feel like this,,, First world problems really are redic. 

One problem is I like to find pieces that I fall In love with. Like, they have a special story, or they are one of a kind.... To a fault. 

I have had one success early on that i decided to post about in hopes that I'll inspire myself to make some more decisions.

 I found this big 8 ft table at a resale place in nlr. 8 chairs and the table for $200. I'd been dreaming of a huge table like this for awhile. And looked online a lot and saw how costly this piece of furniture could be. I love a good find, so I bought it before anyone else could scoop it up, hoping it would look just right in our new big eating space. Which is pictured below, premove. 

Here she sat in our rent house carport for a couple months. 

And here the chairs sat in our remodeled house for a few months before I decided what to do with them. 

So pleased when the table and chairs were just the right size for the space. And I love the cane backing on the chairs. AND it was all very sturdy.. Hugely important with my three rough kids. 

My talented friend, sarah, is great at completing projects and she helped me figure out what to do to update the table and chairs. 

We paid someone to sand it all. Cut the top decorative pieces off of the top top of the chairs, and paint the chairs. Now I just need to put some wax on the chairs maybe, and work on the chair seats. Which should take me another year at the rate I'm moving. 

But I'm very happy with where they are now. Isaac says this is his favorite spot to sit in the whole house. And I agree. 

It was a really big deal to me to have a big table in here. A place for neighbors and family to eat with us at any time. 

The rest of my house is very uncomplete. Here's to finding my motivation to complete the rest of the spaces! 

1 comment:

Bmore Bungalow said...

What a deal for the table and chairs. They look great. The light fixtures are very nice as well.