Today, one of the things that I really enjoy about doing outdoor markets, is just that - the merchandising. Playing with every little piece to find the right home for each.
I often get the same comment while selling at markets - it goes something like this..."Wow. I'll bet Your home just looks amazing". Each time I smile graciously while thinking, "Couldn't be farther from the truth!".
I spend so much time on the little details of my business (I'm not complaining - I love every minute of it) that the house just gets the basics. Some cleaning, some organizing, but nothing fancy.
I have a bazillion home decor projects that sit and wait for me to get to them, and they just get dusted off now and then.
A few days ago, I decided to pull a major home project out of the cobwebs (literally out of the cobwebs...) and actually get it done. It's going to take some time, but I think we will be using it well by Thanksgiving. It's a new dining set for my kitchen!
I remember drooling over this cover page from Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion (April/May 2008) and have kept it in my Idea Notebook ever since. It's the inspiration for my new dining area, although I do have to tone the colors down a bit to match some pieces that I already have.
Dreamy, isn't it?
So, here's what I've started working on...
This table. I found it on Craigslist!
And primed. Color coming soon!
Comfy arm chairs Before. (also found on Craigslist!)
Comfy arm chairs primed. Color to come soon!
This is another set of smaller dining chairs that I brought back from Germany. They will be a part of this new group and they join the paint party tomorrow when I'm finished sanding them.
(Ok, so this pic may be a little too honest...can you tell that I may have a chair fetish???)
So that's what's in the works!
I'm really praying for this beautiful weather here in Colorado to hold on a little bit longer...painting in freezing temps is not my thing!
I'll keep you posted...literally!
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