Our 4th was a pleasant one and I hope that yours was too! We went to watch fireworks up at the church where Littliest goes to preschool. It lasted all of ten minutes but they were very pretty. We parked at a local business near by and sat in the back of The Hubsters truck. The boys were just tickled! Afterwards we came home to our sparklers and few works we had and the neighbors were out doing theirs. Seeing as we had not met most of them and we have been here a year officially now we thought we should go down and introduce ourselves and join in on the fun. Again the boys were just tickled!
Not too much else going on around here except for some more rain. In between playing mommy nurse I was able to tackle a few projects while the boys were down and out. It was totally weird because they never had a fever nor acted sick just had the barforama going on. I insisted they stay on the couch though and just watch tv. Worked out nicely. But before I show ya one of the projects I completed I must show ya'll my thrifty treasure first mainly because I loaded my pics backwards but hey it all works!;)
For now I am placing one here in our dining room in the corner. The other one will be my chair in our soon....one day in say the next month or two...to be office.
I was thinking of possibly painting and then selling one of them but while I was wiping them down I just fell in love with all the details on them! I was told they are antiques.
I wish I knew exactly how old they are. They have a stamp on them but it just too hard to make out what it says. They are super duper sturdy!! Nothing like furniture these days so I am sure they are old, just how old is the question. If anybody has a chair like this and knows any info abt them please share! Oh, what makes them all the more wonderful was that they were just $25 a piece!! I just think that that was an outstanding deal especially if they really are antiques!
Okay now on to my first project I tackled. I purchased this bench before we moved here over a year ago. I at first I thought I was going to just paint um black and slightly distress it to match our table.
That changed and so I started adding on colors. First was white and then a layer of a buttery yellow.
Looks kinda scary I know!
After 5 coats of paint, distressing and some stain here is the final finish! I wanted to add some blue to all the rooms in the house and so I figured the bench was a perfect way to add it to the dinning room. Seeing as somehow I managed to NOT download the pic with the entire bench in it ya'll will have to come back and see it in all its glory. I will have another reveal then!;) Have a good one ya'll!
Linking up to Frugalicios Friday over at Finding Fabulous!