Friday, May 27, 2011

Toddler chairs: before and afters

So I totally teased you all with a picture of the chairs in my children's table makeover found HERE
And here is the end result, but for some reason I don't have a picture with both chairs, even thought they are exactly the same.  I just love that lacquered finish on the black.  Something we decided to do on the table legs and the chairs so they could with stand a little more beating that I'm sure is to come with more kids and playing.
Again my husband sanded the wood legs down and stained away.  We used an Ace Hardware brand stain in Walnut.  It's one I had on hand for lots of my other crafts.  Really walnut is my favorite shade of stain.  And when we lived in Pullman, WA, there really wasn't many other option besides our local ACE to buy things like that.
  We were a little worried about the white almost laminate covered seat and back, but with a light sanding and some black gloss paint (which we inherited from my mom again, since they were done with it and we had just about 5 more projects to paint black) took just fine.  It was then finished off with a few coats of that beautiful high gloss lacquer.  Thanks again Hubby for all the hard work.  Kherrington loves having chairs that she can get off and on all by herself and not tipping over while she's sitting at the table!!
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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Scalloped Circle and Initials!!

So I'm so excited to show you all this new addition to my vinyl collection.  This idea I got through my crafty sister-in-law at the Creative Crate, I know she saw this idea somewhere on the Internet..but I sure don't remember where.  Where Stacie was/is going to put hers is way cute because she has painted stripes on the wall.  But she hasn't put it up yet, cause they might be building soon and doesn't want to waste it.
But I knew that I'd end up putting it in my little girls room too when I saw it.  
So I'm sort of spoiling my future reveal of everything that we've done in this room by showing these pictures but I just couldn't resist!!

So it's a big circle, that is a toddler sized bed though.

Original scalloped circle #1

So I totally remade another scalloped circle to have less scallops cause I thought I'd like it bettter.
and I do!!  One of these days I'll have to cut Kherrington a new one

14 point scalloped circle #2

So these measure about 35.5 inches on the outside of the scallops and comes in 3 pieces. Two pieces for the scalloped circle to make it easier to apply and also one more piece for the initial

This is the font that I like most with it for the initials, but if you have a different font you'd like to see in an example I can send you a PDF via email.

At that size the 3 pieces are a total of $55 and since we're over $40 the shipping is free.  Let me know if you would like a smaller one and I can get you a quote!!

I know you're dying to put it somewhere...Where's it going to be.
Shoot me an email at and I'll need what colors you'd like the circle, the initial, and which initial you would like.
Here's a link to the colors I have on hand, but I'm willing to order others!!
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Friday, May 20, 2011

Children's table and chairs:Before and after

So here is a snap shot of our cute crazy haired child modernized farmhouse table from Shopko that I had such an interesting time getting home the first time.  You can read about that all HERE at my personal blog.  What a fiasco, but we've totally loved it.  Even though it fit with our dark stained cherry cabinets a little bit better than the knotty alder cabinets that we have in our current house we moved into about a year ago!!  Crazy how time flies.  

So you see that beautiful little table that K is sitting at.  It wasn't always that cute....I wish that I had a before picture, but my hubby is such a doer that I didn't get one.  You'll soon see that as a trend as I start posting all those before and afters that we've been up to lately.  I should train him to at least tell me before he starts the project!!  I can't complain though cause he's been a painting fiend lately, since I'm totally ready to pop about any day now and have another little girl join our family I haven't really got in on any of the painting.  So I really am just glad to have the hard work finished.  Thanks Hubby!!

Well that table came from a DI, that my awesome thrifty mother frequents at least once a week!! And man have we benefited from her finds... You'll see in the next few weeks of posts.

So where you see black legs...was once a bright cherry red color.  And that nice cherry topped table that matches our own dining room table was an oak color like the legs of the chair below.  This is the one toy piece that I've let stay in our great room.  That and the box that is on top of it in the the above picture that has her kitchen necessities and food set in them.  They are usually stored under the table.
She sits at this table so many times a day for coloring or playing.  It's been nice for her to have her own space.
One of these days when we finish the basement I'm sure they will live downstairs.  Oh that thought is lovely!!

But the only chair we had to go with it was one that my husband had growing up that had long legs.  So then enters in 2 chairs like the one above.  Another DI find from my Mom.  I'll show you that transformation in another post hopefully soon!!!

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