Considering my silence for the past couple of weeks, one would think that amazing amounts of "stuff" is getting accomplished around here. While that is true to a certain degree, a lot of that "stuff" is hard to photograph and write an interesting blog post about!
I do have something to show for my time off from blogging.
Remember these guys?
I needed/wanted a bigger cocktail table for my patio seating area. Unfortunately the budget would not allow for the purchase of something that appealed to me so I was stuck with this wimpy lil' thing....
It served the purpose, but didn't really work visually. So with a little particle board, about 700 coats of primer and half that many coats of this paint,
which I used on these chairs,
I got to this...
A few screws to affix this new top to the old table and the result is this....
I love the metallic finish of the top, it looks a bit like zinc, and it does a pretty good job of withstanding the elements. (Except for where the screws went in and not enough paint went down, thankfully that doesn't show in these photos.)
and looks a bit more impressive!
Now my patio seating area looks like this! Still a few tweaks 'til it is exactly how I want it.
You know, a designer's work is just never done!
And this "project?"
Not quite making the progress that the table has. The idea I had is good in theory and tougher to execute. We'll see if I have the wherewithal (or time) to finish it...
Just tearing out the broken wicker is a time consuming task, and for a girl like me with DIY - ADD, well let's just say, it may sit in my garage for a while as I get through the next month or two with graduation (this Saturday!), my daughter's arrival home from Chile, a grad party and a family vacation....
Like all of you, life is busy!
What have you been up to lately? Any good DIY projects that you are making progress on???
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