Sunday, September 16, 2012

Pinterest Projects

Like I have said before, I am too busy pinning to write. Lately I have been too busy actually creating my Pins. Such a sense of accomplishment to find something you love on Pinterest, then create it. Recently I pinned a breakfast nook and got it in my head to create one. I scoured Craigslist for weeks looking for just he right Nook. Then I found it. Hideous, dirty and in desperate need of a face lift. However it was solid wood and only $175! It included the table and two chairs. Major score.

I ordered outdoor fabric to reupholster the cushions. The kind of fabric that you can pour a glass of red wine on and it rolls right off. I plan on putting this to test time and time again. I got a great deal at for $6.75/yard. Can't beat that. We then painted, distressed and varnished the wood benches. I ordered a couple throw pillows from The Lacey Placey Etsy Shop. I also painted the chairs in "almost ebony" with a "witch hazel" distressed bottom. I have a feeling my kids will enjoy many cozy meals at this table for years to come. All for under $250.

Pinterest Inspiration
Craigslist purchase - Before Picture. Yuck!

Distressing Phase. The color is Metropolitan by Benjamin Moore.

Almost finished!

Ready for cozy time! Our next project is swapping out the table top for a barn door or distressed wood planks.
Another Pinterest inspiration....

My next Pinterest project...tune in for pictures. 

1 comment:

  1. That looks awesome, Celina! I can only imagine how much time that must have taken- so worth it!