This was my big project while the girls were away and I completely forgot to take a before pic of this one sorry!! It is an old jacobean extension table that was very dark. The brief from my client was to lighten it up to better suit their home.
I'm so happy with how it turned out!! And so are they!!
There was a lot of sanding involved but it was so worth it - check it out!!
Yep, I sanded and waxed all that top, including an extension leaf!!
The base was painted a neutral shade - my DIY chalk paint of course - then distressed and waxed.
It's a huge change from how it looked before, and now along with these chairs, fits into the room so much better!!
I've been so fortunate to work with such a wonderful client who completely trusts my judgement and gives me lots of creative licence! I've really enjoyed doing these pieces for her and her family - especially when the furniture has a history and is now looking fresh and new that they can enjoy them for years to come!
Have you got pieces around your home that you've had for so long and maybe don't particularly love that could do with a new look to get you loving it again? Maybe this weekend you could don your old clothes and re-vamp a tired old piece?!
One thing I've noticed since becoming a stay-at-home-mum is that we spend a LOT of time at home (obviously!) so it's been a big priority to be surrounded by things we love. When I was hairdressing, it was important, but with working such long hours it tended to be way down the list of things to do. Looking back now, when I was at home...I hated it. I found it really difficult to be grateful for what I did have, when nothing was as I really wanted it to be. Yet I didn't make it a priority and I'd always find excuses to get out of the house because it wasn't a joy to spend time there.
How do you feel in your home? Is it a happy place to spend time? Are there things you would change and would you make it a priority? Are you willing to change?
I'm just curious. Sometimes I wonder if it's just me who has these thoughts or if it passes through the minds of others!