|Here it is!|
Painted and repaired!
|working on building the new seats|
|covered the old Techline desk top with cork|
|put the wheels back on|
they have been on and off 500 times
|Here it is the way I bought it --|
the bright gold base around the bottom has been toned down and also has a coat of gold gilding wax.
|First I trashed the shade, then found a shorter harp.|
The prospect of an entire week of sunny days, slightly cooler temperatures and a new series of shots to temper the discomfort in my worn out knees has led me to draw up a list of 42,000 projects for this week. Among them, working on some of the junk I have acquired recently at estate sales.
|The base now is metallic silver.|
I have big plans for a smasheroo design on the top.
Hint: it will not be brown.
That screen in the background won't be brown too much longer, either.
I have big plans for that iron patio sofa, too.
Of course, I was acquiring all this junk in the hopes of furnishing a beach place with it, but we have stepped back from that objective for a little while. There are some much-needed renovations to be done on this house, and we have decided to concentrate instead on first getting those things done in the immediate future.
|These two little cane chairs, now primed, are getting new seats.|
Then they will be painted Greek Blue ASCP.
I bought "green" foam -- didn't even know there was such a thing, but surprise, there is!
|I couldn't find what I wanted for seat fabric anywhere, which was the bright yellow and white chevron.|
Amazon to the rescue! I also got a couple of yards of the suzani pattern on the right.
Fabric.com was their supplier.
I think this bright yellow chevron will look fabulous with the blue chair frames!
First, the garage is going to be converted into my long-needed laundry/mudroom/studio. When the washer, dryer and laundry sink move, that will give me at long last a dish pantry! I can't wait! Then there will be some sort of covered space like a porte cochere or another garage space built next to the present one, and there will also be a porch extension on the back off the kitchen. We haven't decided yet if it will be the sunroom I want or the screened porch Sweet Husband wants. All these things will take some time to work out.
|This little wicker cabinet came from that same sale where everything was so dirty.|
It has taken a lot of work to get it to this point. Here it is primed. One of the knob-pulls was damaged, so I have to think up a clever substitute.
|I found a round wooden ball in my stash, drilled out the hole and used it to replace the broken one.|
In the meantime, I am losing my feeble mind, trying to find a place to work on things around here, all my artsy-fartsy endeavors, especially the messy ones. Every time I start something, I have to move my car out of range so it doesn't wind up paint spattered or misted. I just mainly bitch a lot and get my husband to come move the heavy stuff. I think he mostly tunes me out, anyway -- he just moves stuff wherever I point. Then he disappears back to the Man Cave.
|You are not really surprised that it is Apple Green, are you?|
This is also Rustoleum 2X.
|I don't like this brand, but I used up what I had then went back to Rustoleum 2X|
much better and less stinky!
|This is the stuff I used to faux mercury glass everything that would hold still long enough year before last.|
It is now on the table base.
|The garage got a straightening this morning|
|I think this is gonna look pretty sexy.|
Can a table look sexy?
Sure it can, with legs like these.
|Soon, the patio sofa and the screen will get some help, too.Stay tuned.|
And onto another topic:
About the programs I was investigating for Mac re watermarking photos, etc., I decided they were much too complicated for a little non-profit blog. I think if the stealing and spamming, especially the porn stuff, continue to be a nasty problem, I will just stop blogging altogether. I will really hate to do that, but enough is enough. Are you listening, Google-Blogger?
I am linking to the four gorgeous Texas ladies today for Cowgirl UP!
I am linking to Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday
I am linking to Brenda at Cozy Little House for Tweak It Tuesday.
I am linking this post to Rhoda at Southern Hospitality for Thrifty Treasures
and Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
and Nita at Mod Vintage Life for Mod Mix Monday