Thursday, July 09, 2009

a swan, maybe

Thank you kindly, friends, for loving my side-table/nightstand/dealy-do makeover. It's back to pulling heavy duty next to my desk, and I rape it with my eyes every chance I get. It's really brightened up the space it occupies. I have to do a couple of finishing touches on the area, then I'll show it to you in context.

In the meantime, I'm back to work, which is actually a relief because it means I don't have time to find anything else to paint or spruce up, thank goodness. Not that I have room or need for anything else anyway. Well, rugs, curtains ... a few small things.

The last bit of making I'll be doing this go-round is some pillow covers for my Craigslist couch. It could use some window dressing. I'll be getting to those soon.

Remember the ugly stand? Here it is. (Sorry the images are soft and dark-ish. Plenty of light outside, but not enough inside for the old Canon.)

I'm probably going to use it for booze. It turned out fine, but I have to recommend Valspar spray paint over Rustoleum, which I used. After days, it's still not really dry, and every thing I set on the stand leaves an imprint. Also, when I run my hands over it, the paint rubs off. It's not a big deal in this case, but if you're going to use a metallic spray paint on something you're particular about, I'd go with Valspar. I've used it a few times, and never had a problem with it.

I also wanted to show you my dining set, because I'm smitten. It's all vintage, 60s, I'd imagine. I bartered for the chairs, which is such a fun, cost-effective thing to do. I found the table at a consignment store, and it fits the space, the relatively small space, to a tee. I have to credit my dad with its placement. I was planning to smoosh a table against the wall, but he said it belonged in the center, under the ceiling fan. He was so right.

Once more with kitty cat.

9 comments:

Laurie Ann said...

I like that table in bright shiny silver. It looks great. Also, I can't believe how big the kitty got. She was so tiny before.

woolanthropy said...

Oh the little table looks a million times better! You really found a diamond in the rough. Now it's a shining star!

Adrienne said...

OMG! It looks wonderful!

carlita dee said...

Thanky, ma'ams!

Elbee said...

OH. MY. GOD. I can't believe it! What did you put on top to cover the hole? Good work!

carlita dee said...

I pounded out a top out of a trash can lid! Just kidding, ha ha. But one of these days ...

The top came with. It's just not in the picture. It was black. All I had to do was spray it. It was the nicest part of the stand.

golden star said...

Wow! not any toe-dipping in mid-century looks; full tilt mid-century.

purly delivers design!

afrowalking said...

Oooooo. LOVE. Your place looks fantastic, gurl! And Mira is BIG. Dang.

Stacy said...

Mira has gotten so big! And, I love the stand... great for a little bar.