We’ve been slowly tackling our never ending list of home improvements. Partly because it’s just stuff that needs to get done and partly because we need things finished in case we decided to seriously look for a new house late spring or summer.
The list is so loooooong. It includes everything from paint touch-ups to completely redoing our main bathroom. It’s a little intimidating, but I think if we just go slow and conquer one project at a time, we can get most of it done.
I love crossing things off the list, but I don’t always love starting and doing the projects. It of course depends on the projects and how time consuming it is. Case in point, last year I decided to paint our living room. It has very high ceilings and spans all the way done the hall and the entry, which also has very high ceilings. I managed to do two coats of paint in the hallway and the living room within a short amount of time, but I didn’t do the cutting in or the entry for over six months. That’s right. It took me six months to complete the entry. It’s finally done. It sucked, but it’s done. I will not do that again.
Crossed it off the list…finally.
Then just this week, I crossed another major project off the list. I bought a beautiful mid-century dining table and chairs at the Goodwill for $50 awhile back. It had the ugliest, stained fabric on the chairs, but I knew it could be beautiful if I found the right fabric. And I finally did!
Here is a photo of the table before.
Can you believe it was only $50? I turned around and sold our very old and very small table for $50, so it was like getting this one for free!
Tomorrow I’ll show you the finished table. It’s so beautiful! However, you have to promise not to look at the ugly walls and floor. Those will also be getting an overhaul soon.
See you tomorrow!