Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Procrastinators Unite.....Tomorrow!

It's time for a party! I just RSVP'd to be a part of The Inspired Room's Procrastinator's party. I have a million projects going on right now in various stages. The project I am choosing to tackle is the kitchen table. It is a hand me down from my brother and sister-in-law. I believe she bought it in the 80's. You will see why I say that in a minute. The table has been well loved and when I heard they were getting rid of it I thought, I could give that table a new life. I started working on this table a while back (a lot longer than I care to admit) I had fun taking out the tiles and then it was time for the sanding, sanding, sanding, and did I mention sanding?

A couple of before shots:

You can now see why I have dated this table to the 80's. Tile with mauve and brown flowers... Think I can get away with calling it vintage? I didn't think so.

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In progress shot:
Half the tiles have been freed (AKA: broken into eleventy billion pieces)

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All the tiles have vanished and the sanding has begun. You can also see the new color we chose for the kitchen! It's bright and happy and I love it. I still need to make curtains for the windows but alas I am focused on my table :)

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That brings us to the present time. I would love to say that it's all re-tiled and stained a new fabulous color but well I lost interest in it for awhile and decided to paint my living room. Don't we all do that in the middle of a project!

Anyway, I have decided that I will dedicate my time to finishing this table (the chairs are another party all together) My plan for the next two weeks is to finish sanding (I am about 95% done), put in new tile, and find a stain that I like and finish this table. I can't wait to see the finished product! I will post pictures of the after product at the end of the party on October 20th. Wish me luck.

So, what have you been procrastinating on?



Edit: The table did not get finished. Yep, I procrastinated.... again. Story of my life. When it does get finished (crosses fingers) I will post pictures.

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6 comments:

Maureen said...

I'm waiting to see what you do with it. Should be nice!

Funky Frog Designs said...

I am planning staining it a dark brown kinda of an expresso color and I am still picking out what tiles I want to put in.

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Just one week left!! Hope you are having fun!!

Wendymo said...

Heehee Guess I should really get started! No pressure :)

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

You are a brave woman for taking this one on! Any progress in the last few weeks? I am scared of tiling. Grout and me are not close friends. It has never cooperated in the past. And with that encouraging thought I will leave you with a "good luck". :)

rebecca @ older and wisor said...

A girl after my own heart....why finish one project when you can begin seven?

I bet it'll look fabulous when it's done. Even though those mauve flowers were pretty sexy ;)