tiistai 12. toukokuuta 2009

One step closer

It is starting to look like we WILL finish our dining room project during this decade, hah. The dining table is ready now and it looks absolutely gorgeous. We are very very happy with the end result. All that was needed was some sandpaper, paint and a paintbrush, and a whole lot of elbow grease of course.

Ruokapöytämme muodonmuutos on vihdoinkin valmis ja omasta mielestäni se näyttää kerrassaan upealta. Olen enemmän kuin tyytyväinen, ja niin on miehenikin. Hiekkapaperi ja maalipensseli saavat ihmeitä aikaan.

Old shabby dining room chairs we bought from 't Gemakje last year also got their coat of white paint, plus a light treatment with a sandpaper afterwards.

There are few more things to do. For example we still need to repaint the blue section of the dining room wall. The current colour is a bit too bright, so I want to tone it down. More greyish blue is what I am aiming for. We also decided to paint the chest of drawers white... and so the work continues...

tiistai 5. toukokuuta 2009

Finally some progress

Rainy days can be useful. Finally we are making some progress indoors with our forever lasting "dining room plan". Dining table legs have gotten their two coats of white paint. The table top still needs to be sanded down and oiled. It is a bit chaotic right now, but every time I complain about it my partner philosophically comments "you can't make an omelet without breaking eggs". He is right of course, but I find it difficult to relax if my surroundings are messy (mad as a hatter eh?). I just have to bite my teeth and endure it for a while :-)

The table top will be oiled to match this chest of drawers. It will not be an easy job as the table top is made of rough reclaimed teak and is filled with deep dents and scratches. The dark stain is absolutely hellish to get off, but we will do our best.

I bought this French 1890's fashion print from our local antique shop quite some time ago. One of my slightly mad purchases. I guess it was the blue colour that attracted me (I was living my "blue phase" at the time).