11.12.2012

Long time coming

By the time you read this, I will have hopefully won a bunch of money! My hubby and I are celebrating his birthday (actually Nov.7) in Las Vegas. Since turning 50, it has become our birthday gift to each other...I mean seriously, what do you buy a person that you have been married to for 36 years, that he/she doesn't just go buy themselves. So here we are! So, do you remember months ago when I purchased a dining room set to refinish? NO? Well let me refresh your memory. This is what it originally looked like:




And the cute little buffet:



And of course the chairs:


Now, if you were paying attention last week when I showed you the centerpiece box that I built, you may (or may not) have noticed the table it was sitting on.

In all honesty, this project did not come out as planned.  I wanted to sand and restain the top, and paint the rest.  Which I did, which came out to be a total disaster.  Okay, I am resilient, after a few unshed tears and a lot of anxiety, I decided to go with plan B and paint the whole damn thing.

Anyhoo, this is what it looks like today:



And the little buffet:


 And a closeup of the chairs:


Whatcha' think?  This style is completely different than anything that I have ever had in my home, but I think it is sort of fun to go outside your comfort zone every once in a while!  I am a little sad that it did not turn out as I had planned, but for now, I can live with it!  Who knows...I could decide to sell it on Craigslist tomorrow!  That's kind of the way that I roll!

One more peek:


Till next time...



This post linked to:

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9 comments:

suzyq said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I think it's just gorgeous - and I SO hear you about here today - gone tomorrow - that's the beauty of redoing furniture, ( or the curse lol ) we get to change constantly!!!

Rita said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

It is beautiful! The shape of each piece shows up so nice. The white paint gives your project character. I hope you find that you are happy with it because it is oh so pretty now and it was not before you painted it.

Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

that is so cute, I love you light it looks.

MG said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I just love the little buffet especially! Tell us what you did with the wire on the doors. Is it painted black now or what :?

Diane said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Excellent job my friend!! Love, love the new look. Lots of work I am sure, but well worth it. By the way, love the little box you made last week, I may have to copy that idea. :) Diane

gail@My Repurposed Life said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

love the after Terri! The new (old) set looks fabulous. That little buffet is tooo cute!

I hope you won a bunch of money, if not I hope you had a great time.

gail

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Scribbler said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love it! It looks just like the husband's grandmother's set which I would have bought in a heartbeat. However, she already sold it before I knew she was selling her stuff to go to a retirement home! Boo.

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