Welcome back to The Creative Fox Den, everyone! To get everything back up and running, I’m finally writing the post for this table that I made before Cana came. Bad news: I don’t have all the specs for this table as I was in a bit of a rush putting it together. Good news: it’s so so easy that you can definitely put one together yourself.
Happy Monday, everyone! I know last week kind of fell apart and there wasn’t really any new content up but this week makes up for it. My office is really coming together now, I’m actually feeling really inspired to work in there. It’s turning into quiet the creative space. I’m glad you guys are here to see the transformation!
GUYS! The dinning room set is finally done! Can you believe it?! I can’t! I feel like I’ve been working on it FOREVER. That being said, I did take some pretty lengthy breaks in between some of the steps but still, I’ve been at this for a very long time. When I put the piping on the last chair it was such a moment of pride and exhilaration. Have you ever worked on a project that took you a really long time to complete? Then you know how I was feeling when the last touches were finally applied. A-freaking-mazing!
Well, this series took long enough. I’ve actually had the painting done for quiet a while now but I had to put the video together and then there were other posts that I got caught up in, so that’s that. But this is the last instalment (at least for painting). I have two separate posts coming for the upholstery (which is currently done! Woohoo!) and I couldn’t be prouder of how it turned out!
PAINTING IS DONE! Today we did the final coat of white on the base of the table and the second coat of grey on the table top. And, if I don’t mind saying so myself, it looks fan-freaking-tastic. It is sooooooo beautiful. I feel unreasonably emotionally attached to it.
A couple notes now that the painting portion is done: Read more
Today I did the first coat for the top of the table… I freaking LOVE it. I thought this colour might be too dark, but it’s perfect! Couldn’t be any better. As you can see in the picture, it does dry lighter than it looks while still in the bottle. This is common with any paint but I hadn’t used this particular paint before so I wasn’t sure. Read more
This dining room set is going to be EPIC. I am so out-of-this-world excited! When I first laid eyes on this set, I fell in love. My husband and I joke all the time that our house is the house Kijiji built. I refuse to pay overpriced retail prices, so I go to tent sales, store clearances, garage sales (my favourite Saturday activity!) and I thrift as if my life depended on it. Hunting items down on Kijiji is almost a full time job. New things are loaded every minute and the good items are gone just as quickly. I have a whole system for snatching up the best deals, but that is a topic for another blog.