It's always nice to remember where we started, no? (Part I and Part II for reference :)
And here she is after I brought her back to her life!
|It's rather nice to have a shot of my table with neat and organized piles on top of it. One forgets what that kind of order looks like without the pictures to serve as a reminder :)|
I am so happy I stayed the course and committed to my original plan to strip and stain vs. paint.
As you can see, I have plenty of painted pieces. I think the new coffee table is just what the room needed.
|I just love that yummy walnut stain!|
You can also see that I went with one long bench cushion on my new sofa (I posted about that dilemma HERE), and I am pleased to report that we have been so happy with it. In the absence of a guest room, it comes in handy as the bench cushion almost feels like a bed. I have also been impressed with the Sunbrella indoor/outdoor fabric I chose for the sofa. It cleans up really nicely with soap and water as I had hoped.
One last before and after photo of the table that consumed my life for many weeks:
Many thanks to those of you who cheered me on when I felt like giving up! Once I finally removed all the old paint, I really enjoyed the process of staining the table, so I plan to tackle some similar projects in the future. Next on my list though is painting both of my bookshelves white….
*disclaimer: my living room is never this clean and/or organized. These pretty pictures are courtesy of a kind friend who came by and picked up my older kids while MG napped (Hi Michelle!), which allowed me to tidy up.