Dining Room ChairsOctober 30, 2012 - Author: Amy - 28 Comments
I have this theory. Well, I have lots of theories. But today’s theory is this: If you say things outloud, the universe answers you faster than if you simply think about them. (I say universe instead of God, because I’m just not arrogant enough to believe God cares about where my bum rests when I eat.)
Usually, the universe likes to slap me around and keep me in my place. For example… Me: I want to win the lottery and pay off my student loans! Universe: ~makes Amy step in puddle~
But sometimes I’m thrown a bone. On the very day I posted about our completed dining room table, I said that I needed to get serious about finding some chairs. Later that afternoon, I got on Facebook and a friend had four antique chairs he was selling. Bam!
40 bucks, so we’re right around $100 for the entire dining room furniture set. Win!
When we went to pick them up, D was all “Blargggg, this looks like a lot of work.” I told him this was my project and he wouldn’t have to lift a pretty little finger. He didn’t believe me, but I proved him wrong. Oh yes I did. (DIDN’T I, D?!) Gloating is a sign of a healthy marriage, yes?
Now I will share another theory with you: If I keep a generally neutral space, I can change the over all feel of it more often with just accent pieces. So I decided that for $40, I could afford to have a little fun with these chairs.
Lucky for me, they sanded really easily.
I was going to town, sawdust flying everywhere when D informed me that I didn’t have to strip ALL the color… just the shiny stuff.
Things moved much faster after that.
I decided I didn’t want an overly distressed look, but I didn’t want them to look brand new either, so I left some places juuuust unpainted enough to make people wonder if I did it on purpose.
I totally did.
And there you have it! Our brand new, blue dining room chairs.
I’ll wait until I’ve got all four done to share how they look with the table… but so far? Me likey.