Updating a Lamp Shade

There are so many fun projects going on in our guest room, but I am not ready to reveal the whole room to you mainly because it is not complete.  I love watching the progress of rooms come together, but this one I want to wait until it is together and then piece everything together for you.

One of the many things that needs to be taken care of in this room is the lighting.  Right now I have your standard boob light on the ceiling and while that works for now, it does not work for me.  I am waiting for a ceiling fan sale (because I cannot get a chandy for in there….wayyy too stuffy)

I have this lamp.  He is a lamp without a purpose.  I bought him from Target a few years back as a small desk lamp, no thrills, no frills.

IMG_7484Sexy, right?  Just look at that huge stain on the shade.  MMMMIMG_7485I didn’t want to see the lamp go because it worked perfectly fine, but my cheapo self did not want to fork money over for a new shade.  I did what every DIYer would do.  I said “Hey, I can do that myself!”

I went through my fabric stash and found some fabric I bought at IKEA a year or so ago that fit the colors of the room almost perfectly.  Supplies were gathered and demolition began.

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 I used my xacto knife to tear the shade off and found it pretty easy to remove.  I kept as much of it together in case I needed it again for size reference.

Once I took the shade off, I used it to measure out how much fabric I needed and cut a little extra just in case.  Now that I cut what I needed, I pinned the fabric to the bottom metal piece.

IMG_7492Here is where I had my DUH moment.  The lamp shade did not hang DOWN from the light blub, it went up.  How was I supposed to make the fabric float in mid air to hold this together?  To the drawing board.

I went to the store and could not find any type of material to use.  Disgruntled, I went onto Hometalk to see what other people may have done.  I found a super cool tutorial on how to make a lamp shade (out of other materials) but the one thing she used to stand it up….wooden skewers!  Why didn’t I think of that????

I cut down my wooden skewers and hot glued them to the metal.

IMG_7493Worked like a charm!  I ended up using the hot glue to adhere the fabric to the metal mainly because it was easy.  It might not be as pretty as others lamp shades, but who is really inspecting?

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Some of it is a little wrinkly because it was hard for me to pull as tightly as I wanted, but I think it is a nice pop of color.

Love it or hate it?

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Stache Dash 2014

I just found out today it is supposed to rain all weekend and that makes me somewhat poopy because I need to Round Up some of the weeds that have been growing where they are not supposed to.  It also means another week will go by without us mowing the lawn.  Our mower is broken and Matt has tried to fix it but now it is leaking gas, so we THOSE neighbors!  UGH!

My running group officially ended this past weekend with a 5k.  We were a 5k training group and we were suggested to pick the 5k race that was affiliated with the running store, but some of us went rouge and signed up for the Stache Dash that was taking place the same day.  Based on the pictures from last year, it looked like a good time.  They also provided VERY STRONG margaritas after your run.

Friday on the way to dinner to meet friends, I got frisky and bought a bunch of mustaches for the group.  I never dress up for races, so it was time to turn over a new leaf.

Yes, I have no idea how to smile with a blob of hair on my face #itisgreattobeawoman

The race itself was very small but EVERYONE dressed up!  We were off to the start and a few things I noticed:

A man was running with his beer WITHOUT spilling
We spied a Taco in the crowd and tried to chase him for a picture
They had us start uphill

In all the excitement, I started way too stinking fast.  I was maintaining a 10 minute mile (which I have not worked up to yet) and we were working the hills hard.  By the time I hit mile one, my stache fell off and I was sucking.  I was so grateful to see the first downhill, but also knew I wouldnt be running without stopping.  I was sort of disappointed in myself.

Once I hit the second mile (UPHILL), I stopped for a second to wait for my friend.  The hills were a little insane and set us up to fail (maybe not most runners, but myself for sure).  We ran/walked a bit for the rest of the way until we hit the last portion of the race….you guessed it….UPHILL!  The last hill was a complete butthole and laughed at us as we ran it.  And ran it we did.  I was happy to see this one done and over with.

Did I mention the FREE margaritas after the race?  Did I also mention how strong they were (which is awesome for free)?  Did I ALSO mention how buzzed I was after the TWO drinks I had?  Dont run and drink without eating first, LOL!

HA TACO! WE GOT YOU!

Photobombed by the tall man

As much as I hated they threw these stupid hills in the mix (SO.MANY.HILLS), it was a fun race for a good cause and I will run it again next year.  Hopefully better trained for hills!  Way to throw a stellar party, Tin Lizzy’s!

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The Liebster Award – because I worked hard for this

So you made it through Monday.  Yesterday was my rest day and I took advantage.  As soon as I was done cleaning the kitchen after dinner, I fell asleep on the couch at 7pm!  My body is TIRED!!  My body was not too tired to earn an award though, the Liebster Award.  I worked super hard for this award and I want to thank all of the people and fans involved.  Without you, I would probably be lost in this great big world!  My friend Beth at Discombobulated Running recognized my hard work and presented this award to me during a fabulous award ceremony.  You should have been there!  The lights, the tablescapes, the….Oh, that may have been in my head.  Whatevs.

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So here is the Q&A (Beth asked SUCH personal questions.  I feel exposed):

1. What is your go to snack?
Cheese.  I am obsessed with cheese and we never seem to have enough in the house. 
2. What is your favorite at home easy meal to make?
Im lucky, Matt cooks dinner almost every night.  He is home two hours before me, so he has a little more time.  But I love to make baked pork chops, egg noodles with a sauce of sorts, and asparagus. 
3. What is your favorite way to unwind?
Sitting on the couch browsing Pinterest or watching tv.  I really enjoy reading, but if I start too late, sleepy eyes take over
4. How many pairs of running shoes do you currently own?
Two-I have to purge purge purge twice a year, so my old shoes go out with the rest of the givings. 
5. What was the best part of your day today?
I guess I could say I woke up, but the best thing so far was the fact that I got a little cleaning done in the house before work.  Yes, I am a weirdo and like to clean at 6am
6. What was the worst part of your day today?
Being at work.  I should be grateful I have a job, but things are not going well here these days.  I have a big sit down this week to let the boss know.  Blah
7. What time do you get up every morning?
I start to wake up at 5 when Matt’s alarm goes off, but then I go back to sleep when he leaves and officially wake up at 6:15. 
8. What is your favorite tv show?
I had a slight obsession with Parenthood when it went on Demand, but now that I have to wait for this past season to go up, the Big Bang Theory and The Profit are my current faves.  Have you seen The Profit??
9. What is your favorite running route and why?
Right now it is the Atlanta Beltline because it is flat.  I am doing a total disservice to myself for not doing hills, but hills are buttholes.  This upcoming training cycle has to include a lot of hills
10. Who has been your biggest fitness inspiration to date?
Actually, just about anyone that has a fitness/running blog, I am hooked and totally inspired.  I think back to the days when I started running and there was no way in hell I was ever going to run a marathon, but I started reading runner’s blogs and here I am looking at starting training in two months.  TWO MONTHS!  And some of you are doing triathlons….I cant swim but have been totally inspired to take on a duathlon next year
So now I get to pick a few lucky friends to receive the award.  Don’t worry, I am renting out the space now to have the award ceremony!!
Amber at The Girl with the Red Hair
Carina at The Adventures of a German Girl
Lauren at Outside the Frame
Kelly at She Wears a Red Sox Cap
Kim at The Newlywoodwards
Dena at Hearts and Sharts
Jenna at Rain on a Tin Roof
Now for my nosy questions:
1. If you could go anywhere, where would you go?
2. Out of all of your hobbies, which is your favorite?
3. What is your favorite candy?
4. Out of all the social media out there, which is your favorite?
5. What is your dream job?
6. They are filming a movie about your life.  Who would play your role?
7. Speaking of movies, what is your favorite movie?
8. What color do you hate the most?
9. Do you have a hidden talent?  What is it?
10. What was the first concert you attended?
Boom!  Now answer and nominate your friends.
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Things are getting better

TGIF!  This has been such a long and stressful week at work.  I found the straw that broke this camel’s back and I feel like my eyes have been crying for days and I haven’t eaten since lunch yesterday (seriously, I like to eat).  Not good when I am really trying to focus on running.

To focus on the getting better part, I feel like things are much improved on the running front.  Two weeks ago I ran my first 5k back and killed it, for my turtle self.  Tomorrow is the last “meeting” of my running group for this training cycle and a few of us decided to be rebels and not run the groups suggested race and go for something a little more Cinco di Mayo themed, being close to May 5th and all.  I checked the course yesterday online and it looks like it has some rolling hills, but my goal is to run it all without stopping.

Week 6: A really good running week if you ask me.  I “ran” with a running group my running shoe store hosts on Thursdays.  It was brutal.  They were all elite runners and I was left behind in their dust.  But hey, I got the mileage in and routed a new course if I need it.  Weekly Miles Budgeted: 9  Completed: 8.1

Week 7: First week back on the bike.  I know these aren’t run miles, but to me they are miles.  I am still doing cardio (have you seen Atlanta’s hills?) and my legs are working their little tails off.  This week I also exceeded my planned numbers (somewhat)  Weekly Miles Budgeted: 9.5  Completed: 15.2

Week 8: This week started really strong, but I noticed some phantom pains in my leg and instead of irritating it more, I decided to listen and rest some.  This was also my first 5k back!  Weekly Miles Budgeted: 9  Completed: 7.6

Week 9: All-star week right here.  I was active all but one day!  I biked to work twice last week and my mileage was pretty spot on.  It was my last real run with the run group and we did some speed work in the park.  Of course someone helped me out in telling me my arms were crazy sauce during the speed bursts, so I screwed my breathing up trying to focus on my arms.  Still, it was an AWESOME run.  Weekly Miles Budgeted: 10.5  Completed: 22.85

Week 10 (this week): Total fail.  Working late, absolute exhaustion.  This week made me realize maybe during the weeks I need to find a running partner.  I think I need that push.  Plus the weather was really bad down here for a few days, so riding my bike was out.  Weekly Miles Budgeted: 10  Completed: planned 3.1

My numbers still might be on the low side, but what I am noticing is the mileage I do run is less intense.  My body has accepted what I have asked it to do and while there are still a few adjustments it needs to get used to, it is playing very nicely.

Future plans:

I have a 5k planned this weekend
I would really like to hit the 4 miler on my own without walking at least HALF.
I signed up for an 8k with my dad when we pop in for a visit this month.
Hills hills hills.  I hate them, they hate me, but boy do they help improve running.  I need to start introducing more of them and stop relying on the beltline for my runs.
Training for Peachtree starts in three weeks and I think the best way to tackle that race is to run the course as much as possible.  Im looking at you, Heartattack Hill.
Find a running buddy.  I may ask a few of the girls from my running group to see if they would like to meet up during the week.  I was considering signing up for the running group again (since they have it timed to end on the Peachtree race, but the price went up and I don’t know if it was really worth that cost).

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A Fun Little Update

But I am not sharing everything with you because I want to actually FINISH and then break it down in other posts!

See, if you were my Instagram friend, you would have already seen this super cool update I did a few weeks ago and this post would be old news.

I finally got around to repainting my guest room.  The yellow, flat paint on the walls was bringing the room down.  Not to mention, the mess.  BUT, we are getting ahead of ourselves….

One sneak peak for the non-IG friends

:P

IMG_20140418_091856I have much nicer pictures of the final phase one product, but you will have to wait.  I am pretty excited about how the room looks so far because it is completely different from the rest of the house.  Almost hotel like.  perfect for a guest room.

More to come………

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First 5k Back in

Happy (blech) Monday, guys!  I hope you had a lovely Easter with your friends and family.

I signed up for the Sweetwater 420 5k, which took place this past Saturday, and was also my first race back into this crazy world we love.  But we need to back up to the week of…

Last Saturday I had a great group run with a very large running group.  I love running with this group because there is always someone to run with.  Our group running ends May 3 and I would LOVE to sign up again for the 10k group, but I haven’t decided if I wanted to fork over the cash.

Tuesday I had a solo run and decided to hit the Beltline again.  It was FREEZING cold and the wind was so strong, I had to turn my music up just to hear it.  The run was only 1.5 miles, but I wanted to push my calves into thinking they could do the whole run without stopping.  That they did.  I was super pumped.  The next day I had to take a forced rest day because I was having what seemed like phantom pains in the exact spot I had a stress fracture a few years back.  Im sure they were just psyching me out, but better to be safe than sorry.

Ok, onto Saturday.  I woke up and it was cold.  Cold and rainy.  Not my ideal running weather (I know, Im weird to like hot temps).  I was running this race alone and had no one at the finish line to cheer me on (sad panda) so motivation was meh at best.  I arrived to Centennial Olympic Park about an hour early to pick up my number and I really had nothing else to do.  I waited around a bit and what happens 15 minutes before the start……I had to pee.  Bad.

I left my spot in line for the nearest potty and was so happy to not find a line.  I hate the last minute fake out.

I jumped back in and we were ready to go.

I was sans Garmin and feeling really good about how my body felt.  I feel like if I had worn Garms, he would have made me mad and I would have constantly looked and screwed up my flow.  In the matter of minutes I was already at the first water station (1.5 miles) and had not stopped running for even a millesecond.  I figured I made it this far without stopping, why not go for the whole thing!

Mile 2 was the first spot I saw an actual mile marker and figured, I didnt stop, what’s another 1.1 miles?

Then we hit the hills.  At first they were small ups and downs (didn’t stop).  Then they were up (didn’t stop).  Then I made the second to last turn.  I could see the park, I could feel the finish, I was starting to suck because I was getting overly excited about running this far without stopping and without pain.  That was when I saw the hill.  Dear God, the hill.  I sort of tuned myself out while running it and may have even left my body for a few minutes just to get through.  It was so brutal I was about to ask the woman running with her stroller next to me if I could hold on with her.

But I didnt stop.

The last turn was a slight downhill and it was over then!  I was soooo excited.  I ran a 5k without stopping to take a break.  My body let me do this!

I was so excited that I cashed in my voucher for a free beer and chugged it because my heart was a pumpin!  I wish I had someone there to celebrate with, but had to settle with texting people instead.

My official time was 39:33.  That is the slowest 5k I have ever run (that I can remember), but I am starting over and can only improve from here.

And I didnt stop!

~~My body was really tired for the rest of the day, so I lazed around with the animals, but my legs felt great and more importantly my feet were just fine.  God Bless the foam roller!!~~

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Short Weeks Get Me Through

I hope you all had a fantastic weekend!  The weather was truly amazing and I am sad to see it leave us with two rainy days in a row.

Actually, I will take that rain so it will wash away all this pollen!  My allergies are killing me slowly.

Today is my Thursday at work and I couldn’t be happier.  I have not really taken a day off from work this year yet and I am going full force Wed-Friday.  The computer will stay off, the phone on silent, no emails, nothing.  I usually work through my vacations, but not this one.  I just can’t.

So that means you are in for a random post this morning.  You love random posts, stop.

First order of business….Matt bought a bike!  Now I have someone to ride with and we can plan actual long rides around town.  Last Thursday was my first day back on the bike to commute to and from work.  At the end of the day, I logged 9 miles with going to/from work and then riding to dinner.  I missed my run from being so exhausted, but to me it is still cardio without the impact.  I just cannot make a it habit of missing runs.

Speaking of running…..I had two AMAZING runs last week.  I have been good about rolling out my legs the night before and just before my runs and it has helped significantly with the calf tightness.  I can tell my body is trying to get into the swing of running and now I just have to fight all this lactic acid in my body.  A good soaking is in order!  The feet are also doing much better than I expected.  My longest run to date is 4 miles (not the best four) and my feet have slight soreness a few hours after the run.

This week…..With my three (really five) days off, I have a ton to accomplish around the house/running.  This weekend is my first 5k since coming off the disabled list, so I want to be ready.  I want to run half without stopping.  Did you hear that calves?

Painting…..I bought a wall stencil.  I also bought dark paint for said stencil.  Im nervous!  Stay tuned

Not quite this dark of a blue, but very deep

Not quite this dark of a blue, but very deep

Our garden….it is all planted and now we wait.  I have a feeling I planted a few of our veggies incorrectly, but this year we are looking at it as a “what did we do right/wrong?” year.

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This past weekend…..I spent way too much money.  I was in desperate need of clothes, so I threw some money aside to buy a semi new wardrobe.  Of course, I went over.  I also took the pup over to my parents house so he could play with their dogs.  I felt bad because this past week I did not have time to take him on a dedicated walk and he is no longer running with me.  Rigsby had so much fun with the other dogs that he fell asleep sitting up on the car ride home.

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20140413_152926Eating out….we also ate out too much this weekend.  My goal is to cut back on doing that, but right now we are in need of groceries and friends were here yesterday.  After dinner we decided to get a walk in across the street from the restaurant at the cemetery across the street.  Don’t worry, it is actually a historic site and they welcome people to come in and take a tour.  (Not that I would care, I love a good ghost hunt!)

20140413_20125320140413_201341How is that for random?!  How was your weekend?

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Setting the Mood

Yes, ANOTHER house project post.  We have been super busy with getting things looking nice around these parts.  We are far from being close to being anything, but we are making progress.

One of the items on my list of things I want in my dream home is tons of natural lighting.  Our house doesn’t have tons, but it has windows on each side which helps a lot.  I wish our little kitchen had more lighting, but my favorite part is the french doors that lead to the back.

Sorry for the crummy pictures I am about to show you, the lighting was pulling in all the wrong directions.  UPDATE:  I PROMISE TO HAVE A FEW BETTER PICTURES TOMORROW.  I HAVEN’T HAD LUCK WITH THE LIGHTING THIS WEEK.  Sorry for the shouty text!

IMG_7417There was nothing wrong with the doors, but I will be honest……white does NOT go with Georgia clay.  This door would get so dirty for whatever reason and I just couldn’t take it.  Plus I wanted some pop for the kitchen.

And let’s not forget how I want to be part of the “paint your doors” trend.  Im hip, Im cool!

Prime example of nasty:

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So I set off to the store and got me some paint.  I kept it in the same family as the walls so it wasnt so shocking, but three shades darker.  All that was needed was a sample size and I was able to get 3 coats on each door from that.

 20140312_071724This project was much easier than I expected, but took longer than I thought.  My biggest worry was (and still is) the paint will peel easily since this isn’t wood.  I kept on though

IMG_7428I am not one to use a dark color, so this is huge for me.  I really worried the whole time this was going to be an epic fail.  Even while the paint was drying and I could envision the end product, I still thought I may have made a mistake.

IT’S JUST PAINT PEOPLE!  If it was a mistake, I could paint over it (or peel off in this case).

I kept on.

IMG_7436Too bad what is on the other side of the doors isnt pretty yet.  We are having issues with the backyard.

Personally…..I am super pleased with the turn out.  It adds a little mood to the room that wasn’t there (and I am totally making these terms up).  It gives the kitchen a more modern pop and secretly I like the doors without the blinds, but we have neighbors behind us that could see in if they wanted.

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The Idea Room

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What a Treasure (Chest)

I told you all a few weeks ago we bought brand new furniture for the bedroom and the living room.  New house, new furniture.  The first year of living in a home will seriously make you so poor.

Maybe you remember our old setup:

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IMG_7215This was just after I painted the living room from the bright yellow to the softer, yummier gray.  Looking at the room, nothing was really wrong with it, but the furniture was more worn down that you can see and the couch did not fit properly.  In the bottom picture I am standing in the dining room, the tv is on the right side of the room (not shown) and there is only one comfortable place to sit on the couch to watch.  Sitting under the window, you would have to turn your head to look.  I know that sounds totally crazy, but after a year of Matt having to sit sideways, we had had enough.  Please don’t think I was going to give up my side of the couch for his comfort..pfft!

We went out and bought new couches.  Because we have all the money in the world! ha

Fast forward a bit and we end up selling the couch the same day our new stuff was to arrive.  We passed on buying tables from the furniture store because they wanted $400 for a cheap coffee table, so we decided to take the money we got from the couch to buy two end tables, a coffee table, and lamps.  Our budget was $250.

One lovely weekend day after I got of work, we decided to hit up a cool consignment shop by my house.  There was also an antique shop on the way I wanted to check out if the first place was a bust.  We had not been to this location yet (they have a second location, but the items were very pricey), so this store needed a chance to shine.

The consignment shop had nothing, so we swung by the antique shop.  (The store was Kudzu for all of my Atlanta friends.  We went to Decatur this time, but they have a shop in Sandy Springs too)

We walked around and Matt found something super cool out of the corner of his eye.  It was such a cool piece that we could use for our coffee table, but would definitely eat up our whole living room budget.  We thought about it for a few minutes and decided this was the coolest conversation piece and our house would probably have kicked us out if we didn’t buy our find.

I was totally giddy when I got it in the door.

IMG_7386We brought home this super awesome old shipping trunk with the original lock!  The lock alone has to be worth some money.  This is such a cool piece and looks so great in our living room.  The top does open up so we can use it for added storage if we need to.

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IMG_7388It fit just perfectly with our new furniture and the size it big enough to use, but avoids the clutter.  Don’t you just love it?  What an awesome find!!  And we have since put our rug back, so it looks 29374 times better.

So now I am back to square one in finding an end table (or two) and two lamps.  I just sold a few things on Craigslist, so I am back up to $50 to spend in the room.  Hoping to find something else to sell so I am not having to save up to buy all the things.

Total side step here.  The small toolbox on my awesome table was something I found at Goodwill a few years ago for $3, painted it for the bathroom, tossed in the furniture graveyard that is my office, and pulled it back to life by stripping the paint off and throwing a little stain on top.  The bottles are either from my wedding or what I unearthed from the backyard.

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Before

20140314_144523I left some of the paint behind because it was not coming off and I thought it added the weathered look I love so much to it.  Now for the glamor shots:

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IMG_7384I am so in love with our living room right now!

So what is left for this lovely little room:

  • Find end tables
  • Buy two lamps (can totally be a project)
  • Build a coat hanger/entrance unit behind the front door
  • Accessorize
  • Add better/sturdier shelves to the tv wall

Hey, so close to being “done.”

ABFOL One Project at a TimeTiny Sidekick

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Queen Anne Gets a Facelift

A furniture flip for your fine Saturday afternoon.

Right now, we have a hodge podge of chairs in our dining room.  Two I picked from the trash, two I bought from IKEA (one has since sold), and two are from my parents basement.  All are black and all are hideous.

Way back in January, my mom and I were checking out a new consignment shop near her house to see if we would have any good luck finding something for my house.  We circled around the store a bit and ran into two dining room chairs.  One was the Queen Anne style, cherry wood, a plain cushion, and the other was veerryyy retro.  A little too retro for my taste.

For a cool $20, I took the QA chair home.  I was worried about the style being a little too formal for my house/dining room table, but my mom told me with a little paint and a new cushion, it would take on a different look.  Moms know everything, so I believed it.

IMG_7323You all know how I feel about cherry stained wood.  There is TOO MUCH of it in my house.  The kitchen cabinets are all cherry and open to the dining room.  I wanted this project to be quick and painless.  I didn’t have too much time to work on it, but it had to be changed and it had to be now.

THANKFULLY it was super easy to take the cushion off the chair.  I have had a few chairs in my day that have fought me (ahem it is sitting in my parents basement waiting for a second chance).  I popped the cushion off, took the chair outside, and ripped the top layer of fabric off.  The fabric I planned to use would have shown the green through the white parts.  Plus I have a feeling someone once farted on the fabric, so it had to go.

If you ever wonder how my mind worked…..

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IMG_7327I love this fabric so much.  This is actually used it on the mentioned chair above, but since I have yet to finish that chair and show you, I will keep going.  All the fabric was tucked and stapled to the cushion and moved to the side.

I was in no mood to strip, scrap, and sand this chair, so I did what any rational person would do.  I just deglossed it and painted over the existing color.  BEST DECISION EVER!  Deglosser is sooo easy to use!

I used some sample paint I had sitting around and ended up having just enough to get the whole chair covered.  I cannot remember the color because it was an OOPS color I found for 50 cents.

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IMG_7330The color is white with a hint of gray in the mix.  I think now it has a more laid back look than it did before.  It isn’t exactly rustic but I think it has more personality than it did.

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IMG_7333Take your eyes away from the black chairs.  Those all have facelifts of their own coming up.  It adds the yellow I have left completely out of my house and to me lightens up the space a bit.

I am not really gung ho focused on getting the dining room completed right now, but here is what I am thinking about doing now that I have had time to really plan:

  • Find a rug
  • Chair covers for the Parson Chairs
  • Refinish the Parson Chair legs
  • Sell or donate the remaining chairs
  • Install a new light over the table
  • Build bench seating along the window wall
  • Make pillows for said seating
  • Find something for the walls

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