Monday, October 19, 2009

Procrastinator's Project ~ The Reveal!




Procrastinator's Project ~ The Reveal!


This Procrastinator's Project was sponsored by The Inspired Room and began October 6. We had two weeks to finish whatever project we selected - a project we had been putting off - a dreaded project!



~ Finished Project & Lookin' Cozy! ~


I chose this antique metal-topped table and chair set for my project. I bought it in 1987 at a little antique store and even found the hand-written receipt in the drawer. The table and two chairs cost $75, and for some un-remembered reason I put it in lay-a-way for a couple of months (according to the receipt). For the past three years it has been out on my deck - covered with an awning, but still exposed to the elements. The paint had started to crackle and chip off; I knew I was ruining it. So, thanks to this project, I brought it in, scrapped, sanded, primered and painted it; the chairs had not been outside, so they are OK.


Now here it is in my bay window and I'm really happy. This year it'll hold my table-top Christmas tree. I mentioned in my "before" post that maybe the bay window would get curtains as part of this event. As you see, that didn't happen. Reason: hardware! I can't mount the bay window rod without help and there was no one around to help! That WILL HAPPEN before Christmas. I just want white cotton sheers covering the mini-blinds (yes, I know mini-blinds are "not cool" but they were here when I bought this condo - someday they may go to mini-blind heaven).


~ Midway along ~
ugghhh - lots of work!

~ Before ~
outside and starting to rot

Be sure to visit everyone who entered this Procrastinator's Project event and see how we all did! It's been worth every bit of the work, sore legs, sore back, etc., etc. to get this done! I betcha everyone feels the same way!


I hope the Inspired Room does another such event after Christmas! Possible?

Blessings,

Jayne

19 comments:

Halo Hill said...

How awesome is THAT?! Good for you! It is very pretty!

Sheila

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Ooo, very nice!! Doesn't it feel great to get these projects done? Yes, indeed I think an after the holidays procrastinator party will be in order. Yes, I will do it!!

Thanks for joining in!! It was great to do this TOGETHER!!
xo

Shannon @ Silver Trappings said...

That looks so wonderful in your bay window. I love it!! Great job!

I love her Procrastinator Parties. Makes me get something done!

Shannon

Shirley said...

Oh, I'm so glad you saved that little table and chair and you did it right. Looks wonderful.

Tamera said...

Great job! Good way to use the table before she got too rotten:)

Tamera@doubledelight

Cindy said...

Wow! That does look cozy. I hate sanding, and avoid it at all costs unless something is truly rotted. Your table looks amazing now...great job!

Elaine said...

Good for you! That little area is so cozy, and the table looks great.

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Nice work! You really gave that table a new life.

Joanie @ The Bright Side said...
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Joanie @ The Bright Side said...

This project looks like a lot of work!! I love how the table turned out and how you dressed it up. Beautiful!

ButterYum said...

Perfect!

:)
ButterYum

cherry said...

what a beautiful job love it ! hugs, Cherry

Sandy said...

Great job, it looks wonderful in the window. One thing leads to another.

Amber said...

It turned out SO nice! Lots of work, but worth it- great job!

nannykim said...

a GRRRRRRRRRReat transformation!! It looks nice there with all the accoutrements.

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

What a pretty table this turned out to be!!

I never signed up for I couldn't figure out which project I should do- now I wish I would have pinned myself down!

Su said...

What a great spot to display the table and chair! Lovely

Astrid said...

I love that little table! You really turned into a lovely table.

"m" said...

Good Save! What a cute table and You did such a nice job. I agree, we could all find another project to do I'm sure!