I have been planning out this room for months now. I have been in my house for almost three years and I have just started working on it. I am still not 100% sure what I want it to look like, but I do have a vision now.
I have decided I want it to look "classy" but done on a budget. Like you all will learn, I am not the craftiest person around, hence the name of my blog!
I will start by telling you that I bought an old antique chair from Goodwill for 9.00 that I have spraypainted white and will cover the seat with a blue and white fabric. I have also purchased a sofa and oversized chair from someone on Craig's List and even though it is not the color I want and it really needs a good cleaning, it is a start. I also got a blue wingback chair and a rug from a lady on ebay and I paid 27.00 for the chair and 20.00 for the rug, both of which I went to pick up locally.
The wingback chair, I am going to try my luck at painting the fabric. I saw some people on Pinterest do this and I think I will give it a try. If I mess it up, I am not out that much money! Wish me luck on this one!
For a coffee table, I took my old coffee table that had a glass center and it had an accident and broke, so I took the bottom off of the table, put the legs on the bottom of that, spray painted it a gorgeous silver! I still have to spray poly on it to protect the finish. I have two chihuahuas that jumped on it a few times when I moved it in front of the windows and they scratched. So, I have to spray it again and then put the poly on it.
Ok, so far things are going well in here, until.....I painted my beautiful wooden lamp base that I loved and I painted it with a brush white and then I decided to do the second coat with white spray paint. Well, needless to say, it looks terrible! There are runs, spots where the color is just not covering well. From a distance it looks ok and I can see the potential, but up close, it looks like......hmmm, what is the word I am looking for....yes, crap, that will do! I am not sure how to make it look better. Do I keep piling on the paint? Do I sand it down and try again? I don't like to redo things and I certainly don't like to sand them! I am one that likes to do it quick! Maybe that is why some of my projects don't turn out. I have very little patience!
I also painted the burgundy lamp shade a shiny silver too. It looks ok. It is not the shape I like, but I do like the look. But, just in case, I found a drum shade that I really like and I am going to look for some fabric to cover it with. My walls are a dark gray. The color is Glidden - Seal Gray. I saw it on another blog. I LOVE the color. It really makes my room look great.
|Craig's List sofas and unpainted room, unpainted lamp and repurposed table|
|Same view with the 20.00 rug and painted walls.|
|View of the bay window with my painted antique chair.|