Transformation! Transformation!

10 06 2012

(Does anyone else have random Pixar quotes pop into their heads on any given occasion? Oh, okay. Nevermind, then.)

I got this little gem of a dining set about, oh, nine months ago. One table, four chairs.

I think it was originally $90, then it was marked down to $60. I was feeling like maybe I could do $60. So I went down to St. Vincent De Paul to look at it one more time, and do you know what those dear Catholics did? They marked all furniture down 50% that day. I love Catholics.

Naturally, I took it as a sign that it definitely was the table and chairs I had been looking for. After spending nine months in my garage, I spent $35 on a gallon of glossy paint, $20 on two yards of oil cloth, and about 20 hours of labor on Memorial Day weekend. (Should I have waited for Labor Day?)

But seeing them in the garage just doesn’t do them justice.

Behold, the table and chairs! Out of the garage and into the music room!

Don’t you just love that I-finally-finished-a-project feeling? Only 17 major projects left!

Um, yahoo?


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8 responses

10 06 2012
Kathleen

Best feeling ever! Nice work, I love how they look in the room.

10 06 2012
Monique

You amaze me. Nice look.

10 06 2012
Rae

So. Good.

11 06 2012
ebarchibald

They look great. How did you like working with the oil cloth? I’ve seen some really cute kids raincoats made out of it. Hope you survive till school is out. Hope the kids do too. we love you. Mom and Dad

11 06 2012
Melissa

I totally LOVE it! the color combo is perfect!

13 06 2012
Jeff Archibald

Cute. Seriously. I thought you auctioned off the old violin/piece of bread tag artwork….obviously not.

I think it looks great. We need some of your motivation/mania to get some of our projects done. Looking forward to seeing you soon.

–El Jefe

13 06 2012
Wendy

El Jefe–

I made ANOTHER piece of bread tag art–about 1/3 of this one’s size, and in blue instead of pink. But I see where you could get confused. They do *seem* like one-of-a-kind pieces . . .

Love you!

–Wendy

8 07 2012
Mandy

I really, really love it and wish you were closer to help me do the same. I’m scared!

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