10.07.2013

NUMBER 265

this is part 1 of a 2 part series called "laura spends the whole weekend being super productive". it's a rarity. i'm seriously coming off of some sort of DIY high right now. my weekend activities included: thrifting, priming, painting, thrifting [round 2], sanding, washing, cooking, sanding [round 2], staining, weeding, designing. quickly followed by sleeping, and not enough of it. here’s a wrap up of the before shots of this weekend’s projects:
 

20131004_180744_LLS (1)i know andrew thought i was certifiably crazy when he came home thursday to see this lovely swan portrait hanging in our entryway. no girl nowadays can resist a good gold frame, and i wasn’t going to let this beauty at the salvation army go to waste. i spent some time this weekend saying goodbye to the swans and jumping on the chalkboard bandwagon. the finished frame is back in the entryway, now decorated for fall! after pictures to come!

20131005_134147saturday morning we grabbed some iced chai lattes and headed down the road to charming gastonia. the backstory: i've had my heart set on a round pedestal table for our dining room for some time now – spending too many hours on craigslist for the cause. i like to think that i'm pretty frugal when it comes to spending, so i've been holding out for the best deal possible on this table [under $100]. after passing up a pretty perfect antique table for $140, we took a chance and stopped at a hole in the wall “discount alley” on the way out of town. after being directed to the basement [no joke] for the furniture selection, i spotted it. andrew and i both couldn’t believe he only wanted $40 for the table. i honestly could have passed out, my hands were shaking i was so excited! we walked out of there with a new table and $30 lighter. yes, even at $40, i still negotiated!

 20131005_143507this is the before shot – before any sanding or staning. i've got 2 coats of poly to go before it’s finished, and i'm so excited to show you the final product!

7 comments:

Laura {happily ever} Parker said...

Finding a good deal on something you DIY makes the project so much sweeter. Excited to see the after!

April of A. Liz Adventures said...

Ohhhhh girlie, that round table is EXACTLY what we are looking for for our dining room -- claw feet and all! What a steal of a price!

Carolina Charm said...

YAAAYYYYY! You were a machine this weekend! I am so ready for the finished pictures!!!!

Kelly said...

I can't wait to see what you're doing with both pieces. I have both of those things sitting in my house and I have no clue what to do with them!

The Reedy Review said...

What great deals! I cannot wait to see the finished products.

Sarah said...

Such a good find! I'm hoping to tackle some DIY this weekend and now I want to go thrifting as well!

Nicole {Appalachian Charm} said...

I got almost the same frame as you did at the salvation army except it had a vase with flowers instead of swans! What color gold did you use on your frame and did you add any brown to give it the dark look?

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