Now before you judge me for my mismatched kitchen, please keep in mind that this is a room in progress. Well actually it's a room in denial. I haven't done a thing. I'm in the hunter/gatherer stage of redoing the kitchen. Found the sideboard at an auction (it's going to be painted out to match the table), the floor needs to be replaced (on the agenda for the fall) and the wallpaper is coming down. The only thing that's working is the new table. And it's probably not staying the same as I'm likely going to paint out the base.
Bill certainly did his magic with this one. The base and legs are from an old table found in an auction house in the northern U.S. (he won't tell me where in fear that I might go there) and the top is made of boards from an old barn floor - pine which he planed and refinished to this high gloss. The chairs are also from Bill - they are from an old church in our area and they were selling them off to him for a song. I grabbed four but need two more.
It's also a great place to show of my latest project - this old wooden box which I've repainted, distressed and transferred a terrific graphic of a vintage bee hive.
Just a quick coat of primer, then an undercoat of a sage green followed by a coat of "decorator white" homemade chalkpaint and this 25 cent garage sale find has become my new centrepiece. I have another one I'm working on which will have "fleurs" stencilled onto it for a more French ephemeral look. The transfer isn't perfect, but I kind of like it that way - makes it look like it's been there a long time and is wearing off. I still need to wax it and am going to try adding some brown stain to the wax for an antique finish. But I couldn't wait to share it with you.
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