Alright y’all. I’m done pouting about my Dream House. Maybe. No really, I put my big girl pants on and started another project.
On two separate occasions I found a pair of these chairs in the alley (put out by someone who was de-hoarding only to be re-hoarded by me). So along with the MCM walnut chair, I have another project in motion to bounce back and forth between. I was planning on painting them white except for the bottom five inches or so of the legs (which would be left natural). This plan derailed when JT pointed out we weren’t keeping them, they’re going to the “list”. He thought Craigslist browsers of our antiquated ass-backwards town might not appreciate my design sensibilities and he’s probably right. So instead I’m going to work on doing a light restoration. It won’t fix everything (one has the letter “r” carved in the seat) so they’ll still be a little rustic but that look seems to be pretty popular-ish. . . so we’ll see. I’ve started in on two of the rougher ones and it’s looking pretty good although I need to get them out of the basement and into some natural light for Round Two to make sure they’re not streaky.
In unrelated news, here’s a cute baby bunny JT unearthed while mowing the backyard over the weekend (it was really tall – the yard, not the rabbit.) He took his time hopping off but seemed to get used to his legs and made it out through the fence and safely away from our dogs.
Look at his little ears!! (Pretty much every animal gets a male pronoun with me. Is that normal?)
The chairs are really great! Good luck with refinishing. I have a feeling they’ll turn out fabulous. Never ending projects seem to be a way of life (for both of us) Have fun!
Thanks Stacey! I guess maybe I do have some sort of attraction to the never-ending projects because I keep dragging them home and storing them in my basement. Maybe I need therapy for that. Or instead of therapy, I could spend that money on some more Restor-a-finish and Howard’s Feed-n-Wax and tackle a few more projects! Really I think (and this may be similar with you . .. ) that I have a hard time sitting still and doing nothing (aka watching TV). I like to at least have my hands busy so during TV time I’m even usually crocheting. Cheers – CT
Awww, he’s so cute! And yes, “he” is almost always used by me as well!
Thanks Diana — glad to know I’m not alone! Cheers – CT