Monday, July 28, 2014

Monday Made It

Another Monday rolling around-School starts for us in one month!
This week, I made a lot of home changes (with lots of pictures)!
My first new addition-a dining room table!

I finally found a table that I like and would work for me. I got it at the Mill Stores (which is an unfinished wood furniture store here in New England), and had them stain it for me (for a price!)

Having never stained anything, I thought it would be better to pay the fee so it would turn out well!

They finally finished it so I could pick it up.

They even included little tools for me to put it together!
Adding the legs:
Finally finished!
Isn't it beautiful?! I love the color-and it it the perfect size for me-30" by 30".

Now, any good dining table needs chairs...

I found the chairs at a local consignment store-but they needed a little work!
Now, they aren't exactly the same, but the were close enough that with a little a lot of work I thought they would look fine.

First step-take the seats out!
Then I washed them-man, were they dirty! After cleaning, and a little sanding, they were ready for primer.

They look so much better just painted with primer!

Now, I did this inside. I tarped off my bathroom and thought it would be okay (since it had a fan and was small enough cover everything). NOT! The spray paint particles went EVERYWHERE! Learn from my mistake-do this outside!

Then, it was time to do the seats while the primer was drying.
These chairs were so old, that the cushions were straw! (That was fun to clean-although not nearly as fun as trying to clean the carpet after spray painting!)

Color time!
So pretty! Add the cushions back on and...
From drab to fab!
and with the table-it looks beautiful!
Flowers are from my parents for my birthday! :)
I also got a VIP delivery-

My new chair!

It goes perfectly with my couch, and the blanket I finished in early May looks awesome on the back!

I also did another painting.
I love the way it turned out-and I put it on the wall with a friend!
This is the wall opposite the dining table and the cherry trees!
Now, all of my paintings are up, and none of them are lying on the floor anymore! Having the on the walls makes a big difference in how my apartment looks!

And now, the moment you've all been waiting for- and last, but certainly not least-the winner to my giveaway!

Thank you for all the birthday wishes and entries!
Congrats Tobi!

I'll email you later today to find out your choice!

And to some of my new followers-I hope you stay and take a look around-there is some fun stuff in some of my old posts!

Smiles and Sunshine,


  1. Your chairs look great. I also learned the particle lesson this week. My garage floor - even though it was covered is now purple-yikes.

    Just a Primary Girl

  2. You did an amazing job on those chairs! They do look beautiful with the blanket. Your paintings are beautiful, too. So talented!
    Fun in Room 4B

  3. Those chairs look AMAZING! I love the pop of color. :)

    Creativity to the Core

  4. I'm impressed!!! Those chairs look great :) love the color

    Dirty Hands & Lesson Plans

  5. Looks great. What color did you use on your chairs? Was it also spray paint?

  6. Great paintings...and love the table and chairs transformation!
    Sarah from Mrs. Jones Teaches :o)

  7. I'm very impressed - you've made some amazing things there!
    Growing Little Learners

  8. Very pretty painted pictures! Tammy (the Owl Teacher)

  9. Thank you Kaitlyn...I sure enjoyed the gift card!!


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