It’s been a long winter and it’s time for a change. I’m tired of the cold. But most of all I’m tired of looking at my kitchen dining area, it needs a facelift. I wanted a simple re-do, something not to labor intensive, must be getting old.
I decided I would start with my table. I would keep this. I bought this years ago at a garage sale for $35.00 solid oak it was painted a horrible orange color. I stripped it to the bare wood. My first thought was to stain it a dark oak but I decided to do something fun with it instead. Using my protractor (something I hadn’t used since 8th grade), I measured out equal pie shaped triangles. After carefully measuring, I marked them off in pencil. Taping off the lines I was ready for stain. I stained every other one dark leaving the other ones natural. A clear coat of polyurethane sealed the wood. My table was done.
I had used black wrought iron chairs with the table. Perfect with three large boys. Unbreakable!
For my re-do i needed to lighten up the look. I was looking thru magazines and saw upholstered chairs and thought how nice those would be. Now that the kids are grown, they might actually survive in my house without being stained or broken.
I found the perfect chair at a local furniture store featured in their brochure. The right size. The only problem, each chair sold for $339.00. I needed two.
I could do better. The hunt was on . I remembered I had seen something similar at the Goodwill store and hoped they were still there. Off to goodwill and sure enough there they sat. After careful inspection I realized they were perfect. Although light in color they were actually slip covers which were even better. If needed I could easily remove them and have them dry-cleaned. At $150.00 for the pair I thought it was a great buy. Two new cushions from Pier 1 in a bright cheery pattern brightens up the other two chairs and completely changes the look of the dining area.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day Everyone! Don’t forget to wear your green! it’s easy with Goodwill and Salvation Army around. I found this great
100% silk Jones New York jacket $5.00
and my fabulous (favorite hat)$2.50
Re-cycle Re-purpose, Reuse and Reap the benefits ….. Nancy