We have been working hard around here, and some very fun things are happening.
First, behold Eric's b-e-a-utifully crafted bench, made from an old rafter that my cousin was keeping around for a someday project. I seriously go weak thinking about what the two of them could do if they combined forces. I mean, they could literally build anything. This bench makes me very happy.
That cabinet is brand new on the scene and is hiding copious amounts of baby stuffs that we don't require right away. We didn't reeeeeeeally need it, but it was so gorgeous and such a steal that I figured it would be one of those pieces I always regretted not snatching up. And so we did.
Our weather was seriously glorious over the weekend so we (and, of course, by "we" I mean Eric) took advantage and repainted the door to the garage. From a freakish turquoise (actually a very gorgeous color, just didn't read well in this dark space) to a crisp, classic black (Krylon's indoor/outdoor in satin finish). I'm still getting used to it because it's sooo different, but I love it. Other doors in the house need beware of my new infatuation.
Paint goes a long way, yo.
We also scored -- and I mean scored -- a new dining table. FINALLY. I was about to throw in the towel on this one and drop some serious coin. Luckily, my mom is the ultimate Craigslist stalker and spotted this beauty before I had to do any such thing.
It's not in perfect condition, but I didn't expect it to be for the price. So we will eventually need to do a little sanding and staining. But it's the size I was looking for, has a beautiful ebony finish, an interesting pedestal base, and will expand when we need it to (but stays round! Yessssssss!!!). Now I feel like I can make some real decisions on the dining room. Gosh, if I can get that room together, only the entry and family room will remain.
Speaking of the entry...
It's going dark. Not quite black, but very very close. I'm leaning towards BM's Soot. This from an acid green (the previous owners really liked their green), which is actually not a bad color at certain times of day but horror film green in artificial light. There really isn't much wall space in this entry, so it won't be overwhelming, and will look quite crisp with all of the white trim. I hesitate juuuuust a little as it makes its up the stairs and into the second floor hallway. Will be pretty dark. But I figure that gives me every reason to start collecting and just fill the walls with family photos and art!
The original 1960s entry flooring will be addressed someday....but not for awhile. Our new fixture (discussed last week) has arrived and will go up soon. Woop!
The nursery is super close to completion as well. I'm making the final calls on a few loose ends and then I will show you the goods, I promise. I cannot wait to show you the before and after! Especially the closet. I mean, you won't even recognize the space from before! It will definitely blow ya minds.
Naturally, I made Eric paint the drawer knobs gold. What else would you expect from a brass addict?