Yep. This is my latest project. My kitchen chairs and table. Today is “peek day” at Gwen Moss.
If you’ve been around awhile, you know there’s always something I’m working on around here. Right now I’m still in the process of lightening up my great room.
First I gave the family room bricks a makeover and now comes my kitchen. See the black table and black chairs? Well, they’re in the process of being transformed by white chalk paint as I write this post.
But I rarely announce my plans to my family and sometimes it’s funny how the men in my life handle it. Mostly they’re just oblivious.
Seriously. Patrick actually came home from college and didn’t even notice that I’d repainted the brick fireplace.
I mean… how do you not see this?
Which gives you an idea of the type of men I live with. Let’s just say when it comes to decorating, they’re not the most astute observers of the changes that go on around here…
Except when it comes to chairs.
The other day Michael came home from Crew practice and even though I was in the garage busy sanding the thick black veneer off my chairs, I could hear him calling me….
“MOOOOOOMMMMMM…where are the chairs?”
I had to laugh.
Apparently he was all ready to eat when he happened to notice there wasn’t a chair in sight. At least at the kitchen island which is the prime real estate location in our home because, well… it’s near the TV.
Here’s a peek at the chairs so far. For this paint job I made my own chalk paint (to save money)using Plaster of Paris and it’s going on well. Although I’ve read some negative reviews about Plaster of Paris, I decided to use this blogger’s review as a guide.
No seats yet, sorry Mike.
I still need to add another coat of wax on the table but I’m loving the change.
After the first coat of white paint I pulled the chair up to the island to get an idea of the new look.
And here’s a peek at my other kitchen project. Yep, it’s a chalkboard, can you guess where it’s going?
Don’t forget to check back for my big reveal. Hopefully by then I’ll have my camera problems worked out. These are all photos from my cell phone. Somehow I’ve messed up my settings on my Nikon D90 while I was trying to practice taking pictures from the manual setting.
Now my “auto” setting isn’t focusing like before.
photos : sweetestspottumblr.com
Sigh. Just another day in the life of a blogger, right?
Patrick’s coming home for a visit this weekend which means the family’s together again…
which means I’m so happy!
What are you doing this weekend? Anything fun?
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