It has taken several weeks to find a facility that best supports her needs both physically and emotionally and I'm happy to report that we found one in the "old neighborhood" where we were raised. She's happy, content, and safe and you can only imagine the relief we feel knowing that when we are not at her bedside, she is in good hands. So for that reason, I am late with my furniture makeover this week because my focus has been on Mom and only Mom.
Now...onto my most recent find, a set of three-legged bronze metal cocktail tables that had seen their better days. It's not often that you find a set, especially ones with beautiful floral lattice tops. A fresh coat of white paint on these Round Metal Accent Tables made all those details pop!
This is what the tables looked like before the makeover...
We have had temperatures of below 0°C and snow on the ground since early October, so my spray painting outdoors days are over. Instead, I brushed two coats of Dixie Belle Paint Company chalk paint in the color Fluff and distressed the raised details on the table.
To protect the finish I tried Dixie Belle Paint Company Clear Coat Satin Finish. I love the streak free matte finish but it did yellow the paint a little. At first, I panicked but then decided I kind of liked the aged patina and decided to embrace the yellow.
Those curvy legs and details on the top look so much better painted white, don't you think?
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And as I usually do, I went room-by-room looking for a spot to keep these tables and as what usually happens, there wasn't one square inch of space in this house for them. So I will be selling this set at the holiday market in November. Which brings me to my first announcement...
Local Curated Holiday Market AnnouncementI will be one of many Curators at the Curated Holiday Market on November 5th & 6th. For those of you living in the Edmonton, Alberta area, there will be a Ticket Only Market Eve event on Saturday, November 5th from 5-9pm. Which means you will get first dibs at all the handmade goods!
$10.00 Power Tool Reader Project Challenge with Ryobi Prize Package AnnouncementThe members of our monthly Power Tool Challenge Team are inviting and challenging our readers to build a project for $10.00 or less (including hardware) using at least one power tool. It can be made with a free item, reclaimed wood, anything as long as you spend a total of $10.00 or less to make it.
Come back here between October 27th and November 10th to upload a picture of your project to our Power Tool Reader Challenge Linky Party. The Power Tool Challenge Team will vote for our favorite project and that lucky winner will receive a Ryobi ONE+ 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Combo Kit with Miter Saw 6-tool package!
Participants may enter up to three projects, so get busy! Winner of the Ryobi Prize package must be 18 years of age or older and reside in the USA.