Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Dining Room Makeover

My husband was actually relieved to be the on-call mental health therapist this weekend so we could stay home for a change.
While he was on the phone saving lives in this little part of the world I did my own WEEKEND PROJECT: Dining Room Makeover

Ever since we moved into our house 5 years ago I have always thought a black table would look better in here BUT we had bought this one 5 years earlier and it was still perfectly functional with 2 expanding leaves and extra chairs even ...so... what to do??   PAINT.

BEFORE:
  As I was sanding off the 10 + years of grime in this table's nether parts, I thought how much easier it would be to JUST BUY A NEW ONE....I immediately stopped my progress to have a looky online:  hmmmm $1000 new table vs. $50 paint and some sweat... Shoot.
 AFTER:
 10 Bottles of Black Spray paint Primer and High Gloss Black Spray Paint later and 1 of Polyurethane...What do you think?
 Why didn't I do it sooner??
 The map covering has the double benefit of protecting the finish as well as providing interesting dinner time conversations:)     Thanks to my SIL for believing in me and sending me this link:   All Things Thrifty: How to Paint Furniture .  I finally did it!!
 
In other news we hosted our 4th? annual neighborhood block party. Think Bring your own meat and Potluck, and a little rivalry with some tug-o-war.  One of our neighbors was fresh off an Alaskan salmon fishing trip and he kindly grilled some up for us to try.    sooo delicious it was like Meat Cookies!  Yeah. THAT good. I'm ready to plan a fishing trip so I can have my own freezer full... And after my money saving project I should be that much closer, right?:)

3 comments:

cold cocoa said...

Yay! Looks superb. I want to spray paint something now. We just bought a sander and it was just 20 bucks and makes things so much easier. Feel free to borrow it next project!

Megan said...

Such a great-looking great room! Seriously impressive. And speaking of maps, I only recently learned where Cyprus is. Look for that one over breakfast.

Sheree said...

That looks great Laura! I love how it turned out. I loved how when our painted table needed a little tlc, it was easy to just lightly sand the poly coat and put on some more paint! I can't believe it has been five years since you moved into your home. That is crazy!