Friday, August 12, 2011

Have I Planned Too Much?

This weekend is going to crammed with a lot of painting and restyling. Yesterday evening I took a few minutes to organize my paints, brushes, stains and all the other crap, it looked like a bomb went off in the basement, but not anymore hopefully I can keep organized for more than 24 hours. Now let me show you what I'll be working on, some of this you have already seen but I'm finally going to get it done.                                                                             
Natty by Design did a great post on laminate tops so I will be taking her advice this weekend. If you haven't seen her blog check it out she recreates amazing furniture Natty embraces color.  My plan is to paint the dresser black and paint the handles a metallic silver/gray.
This table I purchased back in the spring and I'm finally getting around to it, I spent some time repairing it and using quite a bit of wood filler I'm sure the end result is going to be great!
You can read about my plans for this table here.
and last but not least..........I scored this lovely dining set off of Craigslist yesterday I can't wait to get started on it. I plan on staining the table a darker color and painting the chairs and recovering the seats. The table has two leaves so I'll be able to seat up to ten! I see a fabulous dinner party in my future!! Who wants to come over? The set is in tremendous condition it just needs to be restyled.

Here is the look that I want to recreate keep your fingers crossed for me!

until next careful out there with the paint brush I know I will.



  1. GIRL! You will be so busy this weekend, but so happy!! You and I would do damage together! ;)

  2. Hi, just came across your interesting. I love the dining set and particularly the caned chairs - that look is follower.

  3. Wow, you ARE going to be busy this weekend. I can't wait to see how you transform these lovely pieces ... the table and chairs are my favorite. They are going to look gorgeous ... reminds me of what I did to my dining room table and chairs not too long ago. Have fun!

  4. That table is gorgeous! I can't wait to see the "after" pics. You are going to be busy busy this weekend! Good luck!

  5. I would love my dining room to look like that, too! I'm sure yours will look great!


  6. Oh, Vicky, I hope your hand doesn't get all cramped up from a wild weekend of painting! You have so huge projects on your to-do list. I love the idea of the painting the dresser black and adding silver hardware! Ohhh la la. And your inspiration photo for the dining room table and chairs is too die for! You have great taste. Can't wait to see the results of all your hard work.

  7. I can't keep up with you. You are Wonder Women with a paint brush. Can't wait to see how everything turns out.

  8. WOW Vicky, you're right! We're totally twins!! Well, triplets I guess (my sister and I are already identical twins). I'll follow you back, I can't wait to see how your set turns out :)


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