It's that time of year again when I want to completely redo everything to get ready for the holidays. I just get into the thought process that people are coming so I need to be ready. LOL! Not like people aren't always visiting year 'round mind you. Year 'round is okay for what it looks like...but when them SAME people come for the holidays it has to be mo'betta. Don't ask for a rationale behind this way of thinking because there is none. Seriously. None.
But I know you probably feel me and are looking around your dining room to see what you need to do too. LOL! Cuz that's how we roll.
This starts with me bringing home this piece. It was soooooooo heavy and we just loaded that sucker up any way we could. Just slid it all cross the back of the truck. We got it home and maneuvered it to the garage where it stayed while I worked on it. It was a challenge because whenever I needed to move it, I couldn't without The Robinator and his schedule made that hard to be consistent. But I finally finished it.
I stripped the top layer of the finish off and then lightly sanded it. Then I put two coats of Minwax weathered grey stain on the top of it. For the base, I painted it with Dixie Belle's Haint Blue. It's the loveliest neutral color with just the tiniest bit of blue in it. So much so that you only see it as blue in perfect lighting conditions. LOL! I'm talking blinds closed and ceiling light on. Any other times it looks white.
Because I'm going for a rustic farmhouse look in there, I distressed it lightly. I only did that after we decided to keep it because it was too heavy to take it to my shop. I mean...this thing is crazy heavy and we're just not built for moving stuff that can't get scratched up. We're more of the college students you find on Craigslist kinda movers where we just pray for the best and get the worst possible outcome. Who knew I needed so much additional storage though? I certainly didn't and now, I have much more. I have a whole drawer dedicated to linen napkins so I'm not scrambling looking for 8 that match and end up having to use two sets of 4. *sigh* And who knew I had enough small placecard holders and napkin rings to fill an entire drawer? Not me that's for sure! But I do. LOL! So yeah...next thing is to find a rug I can live with, get some cushions made for those two barrel back chairs and some kinda window treatments which don't make the room feel stuffy and I'll be ready for the eating holidays!