I’m on a big project at work this month and don’t have a lot of computer time.
I wanted to check in and let you all know how much I appreciate all the suggestions on that new coffee table makeover.
There were some really different ideas that I would never have thought of, so I thank you all for chiming in.
It has given me some new perspective on my approach for sure.
I’m either going to stain the drawer fronts the same as the top, or keep the base and drawer fronts the same by staining them with white.
While I don’t want to lose the beautiful grain of the wood, I don’t want the table to be dark as I need to lighten up the room. My couch is dark brown and the room is feeling way too gloomy to me these days.
There were some suggestions given on restoring the old wicker crate table too.
My very favorite was to add chicken wire to the ends (after the dogs finish taking out all the wicker for me).
That idea is pure genius!
I love it!
It came from Molly @ To Gather With Love.
She’s a new blogger and I invite you to go visit her and tell her I sent you.
Molly, we have to get you to not be a no-replycomment blogger next, ok? Check out Gail’s great blogger tips here.
She covers lots of good stuff in this post.
Now, just to have some pictures, here’s a quickie I did a couple weekends ago while I had the sewing machine out.
Remember I showed you the messy office I had to clean up before our football party?
Well I uncovered a few pillows that had been chewed by the dogs (they love chewing corners off pillows)
That brown pillow is now covered with drop cloth with a line of upholstery strapping embellishing it.
I had two of those pillows, so I made covers for both.
While looking for something else, I found a brand new flour bag I had forgotten about.
Another chewed up pillow went inside the sack and I sewed the ends to make a quick pillow cover.
Now I just need to keep them safe from the doggies!
Since this qualifies as a textile post, I get to link it up to Jami’s Air your Laundry Friday party over at Freckled Laundry.