Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Hi everyone! Do you still have your Christmas decorations up or have you started taking them down like me? We leave our tree up until New Year’s Eve and then that night when we need some activity( to keep us awake), we take the ornaments off. I’m ready for it all to be gone!
I have few things I want to do around the house and garden this coming year. I got an early start and did one of my projects over the weekend. My dining room chairs needed sprucing up.
I painted these about 8 years ago and recovered them I think two years ago. They were really looking shabby (and not Shabby Chic)! So I gave them a quick paint job with my favorite black spray paint – Valspar Black Satin (from Lowe’s).
A few of the seats were really dirty. I recovered all the chairs with a piece of red toile that I already had. If I had more fabric I would have centered a big scene in the middle on all the chairs like the one below. But as it was I had just enough to do the four chairs.
It feels good to already be able to mark off a project on my to do list!
I’ve been wanting to paint these chairs white for a few years now, but always talk myself out of it. I really do like the contrast of the black chairs with the white table. But I may just go ahead this summer and paint them white to get it out of my system – it’s only paint after all!
I want to wish you all a Happy & Healthy New Year! I’m really looking forward to a fresh start.
The January book giveaway will be up Friday morning and it’s a good one. So come back for that, I’m really excited about it!