Thursday, May 14, 2009

Procrastinator's Party- Children Table and Chairs - DONE!!

A little less then two weeks ago I signed up at The Inspired Room Procrastinator's Party. Although I have been out of town two weekends in a row, a rough week with one child, and just life happenings, I made it a personal goal to complete this project for me!!! I am proud to say it is DONE!!

BEFORE: (What in the world was I thinking?)


A week after I signed up for the party I made my plans...


Work in Progress:


This isn't right: Grrrrr!!


Miss Lawson helping mommy (the final day)


After: I LOVE IT!!!

Saving the Table and Chairs: This is my 3rd attempt at painting this table and chairs. It was the final straw. If this attempt did not work, I was seriously considering throwing it in the dumpster, because it was not meant to be in my home. Luck was on this table and chairs side because now it resides in my kitchen!!

Finishing a project feels good: It is not perfect and does not look like my drawing, but I am not a painter nor an artist, I am a Wanna-Be!! Once I was done and all the frustrations of this project were behind me, Lawson and I did the "Finished Dance" Oh the joy of showing my daughter how it feels to finish something and to be proud of your work!!!

Lessons Learned: I didn't realize until this project how much fun distressing is. Oh my goodness!! I can see how you can get a little "Distressing Happy" Fun stuff!! I normally let my furniture get distressed from 2 kids and a dog, but why should they have all the fun?????

Here are the chairs with their names on them...


Lawson sitting at the new table!!


Melissa was honest about not finishing her project, I will be honest too... I still have to seal the table and chairs, but today is too humid to polyurethane (I promise). Plus, looking at these pictures I am wondering if I should paint the legs black...

Thanks Melissa for hosting such a great Party. It felt wonderful to get one of (many) my projects complete!!!

16 comments:

Fresh Poppy Sisters said...

super cute! good work.

Vivienne said...

This is darling! I love that you posted pix of your frustration too. It is helpful for dorks like me to see that other people "do it wrong" and then have to problem solve. Thnaks for that.

(I'm wondering if black legs may be a good thing too...) hmm.

Great project!

Kara said...

This is just darling! I love the fun red color!

Katie said...

I just love it, actually I didn't think they looked that bad to begin with but now that I see what you had in your mind I can understand how you'd have been disappointed in the before. I love how it came out the top is fabulous! Great Job!

Lisa said...

That is incredibly adorable!!!!!

BugaBoos Creations said...

I love it!! It is soo adorable!!! Great Job!!

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

It turned out fabulous! I would paint the legs black if it were mine. But then I would probably procrastinate it until my kids were teenagers. I always love to hear that others are human too. Makes me feel normal. Thanks!

Carla said...

Too cute. Looks great.

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

The colour mixture is gorgeous. Hope Lawson will enjoy her set.

Have fun.

Xazmin said...

It turned out wonderful! I love it!

Great job on getting it done...let's hope I can pull off a completed project (my living room!) by the end of this month!!

Amber said...

I love kids tables and chairs but they are not as easy as they should be for being so small. This is really cute and your children must love it. I did ours 2 or 3 times when my children were small.

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

I am impressed. Pat yourself on the back for getting it done while your children are still small enough to sit in it. It is super cute too! Great job!

Tami (Pixeltrash) said...

That is SOOOO cute! I love it. I now want to do some decorative furniture. Maybe the tv stand in the boys' playroom? Hmmmm... thanks for the inspiration. Don't you hate it when the tape doesn't keep the paint from seeping? I hate that!!!

~Katie said...

Oh Wow! That is adorable! What a GREAT idea to let the kids help. Ok, I need to take lessons from you sister! Super Cute Job!!! Thanks for the comment. I am hoping to hear about Poca soon!!

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

Great job, Maridith. We have that same table and chairs and I have had high hopes for it, but nothing yet. Right now it sits "as is" with stains and all. OK, now I'm inspired to do something about it! You should be proud of your hard work and I love the names on the chairs.

Avery & Hailey said...

LOVE THIS!