I have a lot to fit in this post!! Sheesh! Things have been piling up on my to do list. Why is it that I feel more busy during the summertime than I do during the school year?
First, my friend Hannah contacted me last Friday and told me to be on the lookout for a sofa table. Not 2 hours later, I scored this Thomasville beaut at a yardsale for $5!
Unfortunately, it’s about a half a foot too long for Hannah’s purposes, so this puppy’s now available! I painted it satin black and decided to try out Rustoleum’s Frosted Glass Spray on the glass panels using a store-bought stencil. I LOVE how it turned out. I would really, really love to keep it for my house, if I had any where at all I could squeeze it in. ;)
This week, I’ve also finished up the Studded Desk project. I finished up the studded design on the left side of the desk, where I had run out of tacks before (oops) and I also did up a matching chair. The chair has a little bit of a story:
I met a woman, Valarie (Hi, Valerie!!!) who had seen some of our pieces for sale on Craigslist and who had in mind a few things she wanted us to do for her home. She also had some furniture that she wanted to get rid of, and wondered if we would want it to do our thing with. Well, I for one will never turn down free. :) Valerie had a dining set that she had inherited from her husband’s mother. It was a double pedestal table, the top of which was long gone. The pedestals were all that remained. She had one of the captain’s chairs (with arms) and another four with no arms. She wants me to fix up and reupholster the captain’s chair and use one of the pedestals to make a side table to match, so she can have a piece of her mother-in-law’s old table for posterity. Isn’t that a great idea? She gave me the remaining pedestal and the four other chairs to do with what I do. :) I used one of these chairs for a makeover to match the studded desk. They now look like they were always meant to be together.
Here’s a side-by-side with one of the chairs that hasn’t yet been made over:
And here’s a shot from the left to show you that I did, in fact, finish of the studding. :)
Lastly, I just found out this morning about an event coming up this Saturday, the Arizona Bloggers Tour de Thrift, put on by Aly and Ash over at Cute as a Fox Creations. Needless to say, I signed right-the-heck up! I’m stoked to be attending! Hopefully we all have a fabulous time and I come back with some loot! :)
I’m sure there’s more I meant to write about that I’m forgetting right now, but this post is long enough, and I’m tired.