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Thursday, July 7, 2011


While the slaves oops children have been busy painting the house I have been busy painting furniture.
You saw my chairs I painted Tuesday, then yesterday I painted another pair of chairs.

These were a garage sale find a few years ago, 
 they came with a table that I didn't particularly want but now can't do without, 
go here to see what we did with it.

 I also painted up this chair, it was one of the roadside finds from this years council clean-up.
I am deciding if I like this or if I want to continue the stripe right along or leave the french farmhouse stripe- not sure if it quite works?

What I didn't show you was Tuesday's amazing transformation of my dining room table.

 I am so in love with my "old" farmhouse kitchen table.

 It was a very quick and easy transformation.
It only took me a couple of hours. 

 I love the worn industrial look- 10 minutes with the electric sander after the kids painted the legs for me, 'cause the little ones wanted to paint something- so I let them.

I limed the top. 
First The Girl and I scrubbed the table thoroughly to make sure it was clean, then she "helped" me paint some white paint on the top, then I wiped it off while it was still wet.
I sanded over this as well to give it more of a scrubbed look and then rubbed in some beeswax furniture polish.

It has lightened up the room considerably.

I love distressing things I paint and while I was painting I contemplated the why's and wherefores.
Firstly I like it because it gives everything a great rustic very old look even if it's new.
Secondly it covers up my bad painting.
Lastly because when you paint something nice and new and 5 minutes after you have put it out in a house full of kids someone has scuffed up the paint and you think "oh no all my hard work and it is wrecked" - this way I don't notice and don't feel cross about it!

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  1. Wow! It completely transforms your dining area. Great job. I'm with you on distressing the furniture. Love it! Lisa~

  2. Love what you did with your really does lighten the room :)

  3. Love it!!! It really does lighten the room!! Great job!!

  4. Looks great! I'm all for distressed furniture. Your blog photo of the children lined up always makes me smile!
    Dropping by from Met Monday. I'll hope you'll come see the nursery I helped create for my first grandchild.


  5. Love the table! I just did something similar to our table and I couldn't believe how much it brightened up our room. Great job!

  6. I can see why you love that table - it's gorgeous!!! What a cute blog. I'm so happy to be a new follower. Hope you stop by for a visit sometime.

  7. Lovely table! looks so country chic :)

  8. I love the striped chair and your cute farmhouse table! I would love it if you would share this at my linky party this week.

  9. I agree Deanne,
    You just can't be precious with kids in the house ;o)
    Great makeover. I love the finish!
    Tania xx

  10. Love what you did to the table and chairs


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