Thursday, August 26, 2010

Another Table Redo

I picked up this table the other day for a song

It had that shiny brown wood look to it, maybe a veneer? Very 1991.
It was in great condition, not a thing wrong with it, very sturdy
and the caning on the bottom was in perfect condition

Now this little gem looks like this

I sanded and primed it with KILZ and painted it an antique white

YAY - another cute table to perch all of my "finds" on

Have a great weekend

PS - I will try to post more regularly. I have been too busy checking out other blogs and forgetting about my own. It is still all so knew, I'm not in the habit yet.

PSS - I almost forgot! I got the new camera I was hoping for for my birthday. Once I figure out how to use it my pics will look way better - I promise

Monday, August 16, 2010

Lazy Summer Daze

I can't believe another summer vacation is almost over - Alot of good memories

BBQ's, Visits from Aunts, Uncles & Cousins, Road Trip to Denver, Ears Pierced, New Puppy, Sleeping in the Backyard Tent, Soccer, Boondocks, Lagoon, Princess Tea Party, Baseball, Basketball & Golf Camp, 4th Birthday Party, Wendover Trip with the Girls,
Trips to Grandpa's cabin, Lot and Lots of Popsicles and Ice Cream

All Photos by Jen Herem Photography

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Slipcover Sensation

I finally got around to taking the photos I promised about my 1st "genuine" slipcover.

I had it made in a neutral heavy cotton/poly material that is kid friendly. It is piped in a houndstooth check.

I love the detail down the back of the slipcover

I think it will be a really versatile chair that will fit in almost any room of my house

I need to paint the curvy legs still

I have a birthday coming up - I am hoping for a new camera so my pics will be alot better...fingers crossed

Monday, August 2, 2010

Turning the Tables...

I found this octagon shaped table at a secondhand store recently. At first I couldn't tell if I loved it or not. I went back to the thrift store 3 times to look at it and ponder its potential.

It had been marked down to $30.00. I decided I would take it home and redo it.

A few days later I bought the new issue of Better Homes & Gardens 100 Ideas Flea Market Style Magazine. And there, on the front cover was a table very similar to mine.

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That was all the validation I needed - I knew I had a keeper!....

I painted it an Heirloom White and antiqued it.

It is now our new dining room table. It looks fresh and changes the rooms entire feel. I had the same farmhouse table in there (that I still love) for years and years but I was ready for a change.

Our 1st gourmet dinner at our new table!

Have a Great Day!