So I know this is a really boring post for some. But I, for one, think it's pretty clever.
We have a ton of monogrammed burp cloths for Wells that have been replaced with the boy versions for Tag in my diaper bag.
I really hate to just box them up or leave them all taking up precious dresser real estate.
And while playing "cook-in" with Wells for about the billionth time this week I discovered that they're the exact perfect size to use as dishtowels for her little play kitchen.
And what little budding chef doesn't need her own set of monogrammed dish towels?
And because I'm such a dumb brilliant mother who lets her put real water in the sink basin to wash her hands they actually really come in handy for drying off.
I am way too busy watching the today show and snuggling with my little man this morning to think of anything good to blog about. My parents kept the babies last night while Matthew and I went out to dinner. Wells spent the night but we picked up Tag around 9:30 and plopped him in to bed as soon as we got home. My sweet baby didn't call for us once until 6am!
Yup, he officially slept through the night!
Anyway, I'm rewarding him with non-stop attention and a one on one recap of the Oscars.
First of all, thanks so much for all your help yesterday.
Keep the opionions coming because I doubt I'll get to this project before next week.
I've been on the spray paint bandwagon lately and started spray painting everything in sight.
Sometimes is successful, like my table project here.
Other times it's a spray paint fail.
I really wanted to add some orange to my house in honor of Pantone's color of the year, tangerine.
And I thought getting rid of the shabby chic look in favor of a more modern orange should be a no-brainer.
Not so much.
I covered these two distressed cream candlestick lamps in a nice orange (mandarin by Krylon) but it just doesn't work with the style of the lamps or my rooms so after several weeks of trying to make myself like them, I just gave in and sprayed them back to a nice glossy white.
I accidentally deleted the before pictures off my camera before getting it uploaded but the lamp above a pretty close match.
After spraying them down with orange
(I just wrapped the tops and the cords with plastic wrap to keep from getting sprayed)
and then back to white
I'm not quite done with them yet but I will be sticking with a white base for sure.
So we literally have no storage by our front door. The walls creating a proper entrance hall were removed decades ago so you walk directly into the living room from the front door. I really like the extra living space it's created where a hallway used to be but it leaves a major problem with storage. I originally placed our skirted table just beside the front door to store boots and scarves and other outdoor daily's but that piece is currently housing the tv. I moved a storage unit from Target in it's place and while the smaller compartments are much more useful, it's created a cluttered landing zone. I decided I desperately need to make another skirted table, only this time I plan to use velcro instead of a staple gun because this piece isn't solid wood. I'm not sure what type of skirt I want or what fabric to use so I draped a leftover white curtain over the top for the time being.
I actually really love the plainness of the white.
Maybe I could try adding some trim?
But what color? Which one?
Also, don't judge the table styling. It's got a long way to go.
It's really perfect for holding all items usually hidden behind front hall closet doors.
Are y'all as currently OB.SESED with all that glitters as I am?
I want a gold and marble end table for my living room.
Like I really really REALLY want it.
Something like this beaut pictured below.
Only my budget is more like twelve dollars not twelve hundred.
So this is the metal end table currently living in the corner of my living room.
It's not a bad table.
In fact, I really like it.
It's thin little legs and scalloped edges make me swoon.
But that color is creating a visual black whole in the corner.
I've tried lightening it up with accessories but then it's just too colorful for my taste.
Not bad, but a not quite the look I'm going for either.
Enter my new best friends:
Rust-oleum Lacquer in White
And Rust-oleum Metallic in Gold
I knew I could rock this table out.
First I spray painted the legs and scalloped trim gold
Next I taped up the lip of the table with blue painters tape so I could spray paint the top a nice
shellack-y lacquer white. Notice a little bit of gold overspray on the black surface. I actually kinda liked that look and almost derailed my original plan.
I know y'all are looking at these inside pictures and thinking, hmmmm.
Don't worry, I'm not a total idiot.
I did take this metal goddess outside to spray her down with the midas touch.
Matthew made me swear on this part when he found the table drying in the sunroom.
I even let her dry overnight like the directions said to do.
And I knew the forecast called for rain so I brought her inside to finish drying overnight.
It never rained.
Doesn't that always happen when you try to be patient?
So I brought her back outside for a heavy dose of white to the top this morning.
She's currently inside drying so you'll have to wait for me to show the next step.
Have y'all been spray painting anything fun lately?