Just got home very early this morning from a long trip to California. Most of the time I spent there was without internet, so I used the time to look at old photos stored on my computer.
Here's an old one of our entryway, which hasn't changed much over the years.
While I've been gone, I've missed painting my furniture...and repainting it...and "de-painting" it with a sander when needed.
Being away from home seems to have revitalized my DIY bone. I'm even excited about finally picking a color and painting some walls!
After 6 years, I'm really tired of our greenish-yellow walls. We're going brownish-grey-beige to get rid of the yellow.
After looking at the pig design I put on the top of this table when I did a makeover in 2013, I recently decided to shabby it up a little.
Because it's slim and fragile, I thought the pure white made it seem a little too sweet.With just a little hit of the sander, the painted pig was gone... depainted!
I was going to paint it white again and age it down with dark wax, but the heavy distressing spoke to me so I left it that way for now.
I'm going to live with it for a while and see what it wants to do next.
Wild Bill's maternal grandfather, Will Savage, traded a little pig for this side table for his newlywed bride, Mattie, not long after they married in April 1912.
When I first painted the table, I wrote about how the young Will bartered with a neighbor for the table HERE. We found the little table, in many pieces, in the attic of Wild Bill's parents when we were helping them move in 2005.
Wild Bill put it back together and strengthened it a little. The little table was in pretty bad shape so I didn't feel bad about painting it back then.
For now it's in the hallway holding a lamp. It may end up in the powder room after that room gets painted since it's the most girly room in the house.
The hall bench will probably be my next victim. I plan to make it higher by making a rolling shelf for it to sit on (that will hold shoes) and then make it softer with a cushion for the seat.
I love furniture painted white because it makes everything more flexible. With white furniture, everything can move from one room to the next easily.
Thanks for dropping by!