Our antique dining table, we gave to Mike's daughter, Nancy. I'm so glad she wanted it. I've always loved the table and we had many good meals with family and friends at it but honestly it was just too big for the space, that and it belonged to Nancy's grandmother, so it had sentimental value for her. I'm really thrilled she could use it and now she can love and take care of it like I did.
We drove over to Petaluma last week and found the perfect 48 inch round table. It's not an antique and it wasn't very much money so I painted it using chalk paint. It was my second time using this product and I cannot tell you if I love it or hate it. I need to practice on some other things first and just did one of our coffee tables in red. They say it's a product that's easy for beginners but I think you should have some experience with painting and antiquing furniture before using it. I didn't find the product all that user friendly. Once the wax goes on, it sets up almost immediately and then if you have any areas that are uneven or you need to add to or change it up, it's a bitch to remove or loosen up the wax or paint. So that's my two cents whatever that's worth. It's also very, very expensive to use their products. They want over $50- for one stinking paint brush. My brushes worked just fine. The paint costs roughly $45- per quart. I'm beginning to think it's a lot of hype. Honestly, I was really excited to try it out and one little round table I did turned out fantastic. It's just not that easy to work with. I'm still willing to give it a few more tries though. Not throwing in the towel on it yet. I'm sure I need to just gain experience working with it.
I can't tell you how pretty things are turning out. We both love it and it's just our style. Mike is really enjoying everything I do. He keeps thanking me and telling me how beautiful the house is. I'm so pleased he likes it.
I love pretty much everything on that site and I have my eye on a couple of lamps for the bedroom. My lamp on my nightstand is not working and I like to read in bed before I sleep if I can. It relaxes me.
Benjamin Moore's governor's gold. I love Benjamin Moore's historic colors. They work well with my style. Our kitchen and the living room and on down the hallway are painted with buxton blue.