Saturday, April 6, 2013

Update On Current Projects/ And Craigslist Finds

Hello All.... I hope your weekend is off to a great start. I just wanted to give you a quick update on what I have been doing and what projects I have been working on! (I love keeping you posted) I recently posted my Foyer or Entryway Reveal. (Which I happen to love)And no one can resist grabbing a handful of candy on the way out the door.

The Foyer was on my "TO DO LIST" of projects. But I wasn't at that time working on "The Foyer" per say. I was working on the basement. But as you may already know sometimes you might run across a piece of furniture for another project, And for whatever reason you just cant pass it up, Its a must grab type of situation! And you  end up getting all side tracked (At least that's what ALWAYS happens to me ....HA!) So I ran across my entryway table and figured what the heck! might as well check that project off the list of To DO's. So I stopped production on the basement and worked on the foyer.In case you missed that post here's how it turned out.

Link to the actual post IS HERE

So you may or may NOT know that I am currently working on making our basement a place we can actually enjoy and use as a family. And YES! it is a work in progress because it is a large area and money is tight. The hubby has agreed to let me decorate it on a super tight budget. Providing I can pull it off of course. And I gave him my word that I would thrift decorate mostly the whole thing. So I have been working on sections at a time. As not to get to over whelmed and OFF track. (Because Lord knows I can easily get off track HA! HA!) So, with that being said So far I have completed our office:

I have also completed my craft room/laundry room. Well actually the laundry side is still kind of under construction but its almost complete. Here's How it look so far.

 You can view the actual Post here and see more pictures:

(Side Note:) Both office and craft/laundry room are located in the basement I am working from the far back corner to the front of the basement.
 Then I moved on out to the main part of the basement area which is where I am currently working at this point, The next space that you come to after leaving the office area is the space where I will place my dining room(Large Family Gatherings are on the way) I have painted that entire area and here's where the new dining room will be:

And this is what the space recently looked like: Sorry for the horrible picture clarity

So in my quest of thrift decorating I had to find me a dining room table and chairs, So the search began. I checked all my local Goodwill stores, All the thrift stores in my area, and of course the Habitat Store. Which is were I hit the jack pot! I came across these chairs and snagged then for $4.oo each. (talk about excited).

I have already stripped them of their original look and painted them(Stay tuned for transformation)

Now that I have my chairs I needed a table that could seat at least six since that's how many chairs I have. So I turned to my old friend Craig~ Yep Craigslist. In case you didn't know I stalks the heck out of him HA! HA! almost daily. OK a couple times a day actually. I am obsessed!
But my stalking paid off because I found the mother load of all tables:

She seats ten, and has two leafs in the middle that I could take out if I chose. My poor brain has been all over the place since the moment I unloaded her off the truck with ideas of how to paint her and what color or finish she will be. I am yet again over whelmed with excitement. I paid $80.00 for this grand ole girl. The guy had ten chairs  that came with it but I had no room for ten chairs, I didn't even want to temp myself so I told him to keep them.
We negotiated on this girl back and forth for a whole week. Guess who won???? (smiling)

Is It just me or do you get plum excited when you get a new piece of furniture to makeover?

Please stay tuned for the total transformation of my "Furniture Finds" and the basement makeover as I continue to move from section to section until she is all done.

That's my update folks, That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

I am happily working on my table and chairs on this lovely Saturday morning.

Have a great weekend, and come back real soon now.

Yours Truly,

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