It’s week #4 of the Fall 2021 One Room Challenge and I’m still alive! So far, I am enjoying the challenge and the results. I have had a few setbacks and will bring you up to speed on those. Most of the issues I’m having is probably similar to issues everyone is having right now…you cannot get products.
I ordered a beautiful pedestal table with a rounded base from Home Depot over the summer when I decided to refresh our Lunchroom. After several months of it being on back order, I stumbled on a comparable table and bought it. Of course, I do not blame the stores that I am shopping from and I hated to cancel the table order from Home Depot. I just wasn’t sure when/if the table would be available and was ready to check it off my list. Funny story, I found four cute chairs on Facebook Marketplace that I purchased to stage a home I was listing. When I got to the home, the owner explained that her family was moving and asked if I was looking for any other furniture. I said no. About the time I was getting in my car to leave, I told her that I was looking for a round pedestal table. She actually had one she was about to sell! Here’s a photo of it the day I picked up the chairs. The stain was too light and I wasn’t 100% sure I liked the base…I was hoping for more of a rounded pedestal. She offered it to me for $200. The Home Depot table was almost triple that. Could I make it work? I texted Kaytlen and she thought I should get it, so I did.
Once home, I decided to leave the base color as it is….it’s a slightly distressed grey/green. I did need the table top to be darker…I wanted it to play off of the dark window shades. This was not part of the plan, but I decided to make the best of it and give it a go.
The next few photos were taken with my phone so I apologize for the photography!
We had already set the table up in the Lunchroom and I was at home alone and couldn’t move it outside…so I covered up the surrounding areas and went for it. Out came my beloved Ryobi circular sander and I sanded off the top layer of stain to uncover the original wood tone.
Here’s a photo once the entire table was sanded.
I chose this stain and polyurethane one step finish from Rustoleum. First, I was extremely happy that this stain did not have that distinct smell that many stains have. Second, the stain went on very easily based on the directions given on the can. I put two coats on the table and got the desired color I was wanting. Lastly, I am very happy with the end result. I have used the table several times and the finish cleans up well with a wet dishcloth.
Let’s also discuss the black chairs. I had ordered four black modern wood Windsor chairs from Amazon. I had found similar chairs on multiple sites but were all sold out. Amazon was the only place I could find them in stock…or so I thought. Back to the back order world, or should I say, back to Facebook Marketplace! I found 8 metal black Windsor chairs on FB Marketplace for $150. (Ahem, 2 of the chairs I ordered from Amazon were over $150. Again, I know so many of us are dealing with a shortage of goods and I totally understand that it is not the company that I ordered these items from to blame…it’s just life as we know it for now. I am just trying to go with the flow and make lemonade when I have lemons.)
Next, I wanted to quickly show you the progress of the built-in cabinet. I repainted the cabinets, adjusted the shelves so that the television fits snugly in the bottom, applied the same peel and stick wallpaper as I did in the china cabinet and added glass and brass knobs.
The last item I want to show you is the door leading out to the side entrance. I mentioned to Kaytlen that I was going to have to repaint the door because our dear pupper, Lucy, had gotten the door so dirty with her nose that I couldn’t get it to clean up. Kaytlen said that if I was going to paint the door, paint it blue. I went to Sherwin Williams, matched a beautiful blue from the peel and stick wallpaper and painted the door blue. I simply love it! It has grey undertones and goes well with the curtains. Maybe I am telling my age, but I think it looks a lot like the colonial blues that were so popular in the 1980’s. Now I am trying to decide if I am going to paint the other side of the door the same blue along with the second door leading outside. I cannot get over how painting a door could totally transform a space!
I will take more photos of the door later and share them. My time management is in question right now and I’m pretty proud of myself that I got one photo to share!
Door color: Sherwin Williams Refuge 6228 in semi-gloss. I always buy SnapDry when painting exterior doors and used it here. It dries in an hour!
As everything is coming together, I am still concerned about the overhead light fixture I ordered as well as the two lamps that are going on the oak sideboard. I still have not made a final decision on the rug and accessories and need to get all of that together in the next week to ensure I can get everything finished by the ORC deadline in November. No pressure whatsoever.
Thank you so much for stopping by today and visiting with me at Mulch and Paint! It’s always good to be with friends!
Until next time,