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Black and White Rocking Chair September 19, 2011

Filed under: For Sale — willandlauren @ 9:00 am

Here is another find we just finished:



The chair is a little¬†deceiving because it doesn’t look like your typical rocker, but the seat is spring-loaded and tilts back. The color scheme was sort of inspired by Mondo from Project Runway. ūüôā I love the black and white plaid especially. I picked out the colors and painted the chair–but my mom is the amazing seamstress that took these nasty yellow cushions (no picture before but they were ugly!) and made them so cute. She wants me to keep it for the baby’s room, but I am going for more neutral colors I think–although the pink is fun for sure!

I am consigning this rocker at Joyful Furniture in Boulder.  This store is super cute if you have never been. I felt really lucky that they would take some of my pieces. Go check it out sometime (they are located at Pearl & 21st).


For Sale: Table and chair set September 10, 2011

Filed under: Current Projects,For Sale — willandlauren @ 3:19 pm

Here is my first project that I will be selling! I found this table and chair set that is perfect for a small kitchen. It has a small leaf to make a round table oval-shaped. I also found this set at Salvation Army for a steal (half off!).

Here are before pictures:

The challenge here is that the table top is veneer (fake wood!) but the rest is hard wood. I have painted veneer before but it chips and scratches easily. I found this blog: Living with Lindsay, a mom who re-finishes furniture also and has great ideas for decorating as well. She walked me through the process of finishing veneer, even suggesting what products (what grain of¬†sand paper and what primer) to use.¬† I am learning that some of my early projects were a bit rushed and the finish will not last as long. True to life–I need to slow down and enjoy the process. It may take two weeks instead of two days, but hopefully I will have better quality at the end.

Here are a few after pictures. It ended up taking me a few weeks as I worked on some other projects too, but it is finally done. I found this great upholstery fabric on sale and chose the paint colors to match. The fabric was easy to work with and I just used a staple gun to wrap them like little presents.

I am consigning this set at Joyful Furniture in Boulder: http://www.joyfulfurniture.com/.