Wednesday, June 30, 2010
For my next project, I decided to tackle my hearth area because we spend a lot of time in that area (it's part of our kitchen). When we moved, the only furniture I placed in the area was a couch and chair from our previous home... and it has remained unchanged for several months. (Except I did do a subtle glaze over the white enameled surround...not shown here as this shot was taken before). I have this malfunction of being very indecisive, hesitant and sometimes even paralytic when it comes to making decorating decisions. I think I am afraid of making a mistake. Here are some pics of the area.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
We have been in our new house for several months now, however, had not moved the pool table over from our old home because we were hoping whoever bought the property would want it. Not only was it an awful Golden Oak color, but it was in disrepair and I no longer cared for the shape of the table, especially the legs. Additionally, moving it would be a pain and expensive. Here are some pics of the pool table at our old house.
The good news is this past week we closed on the sale of our old home... YEAH! The bad new is the buyers did not want the ugly pool table. Since we were going to have to keep the pool table, I decided a black finish. Initially, I was worried that too much grain would show through, and thought about filling in the grain, but decided to try finishing it without doing that first. I'm glad I didn't fill because in the end I liked the the subtle grain in the finish. The pool table needed re-felting and new pockets so I chose a khaki felt and black leather for the pockets, simple and clean. Below is the pool table in our new home.