Whew. Three weeks into our home re-do, I officially feel sorry for house flippers. Why the rush, who knows.
The kitchen and dining room are at 95% completion lacking only a bit more decor. Our theme--"Go Bold or Grow Old".
The wall color is Valspar's "Tidal Teal". Or what I call "Cancun On A Budget". The time killer--every door/window trim and base board was brown and the ceiling required 3 coats of white paint sans popcorn.
link for you DIY'ers for the farm table. This thing was so easy it did not make "Carpentry for Dummies", more like "Lumber for the Dumber". If I can make one and still count ten fingers, anyone can do it. Simple yes, but still about 8 hours of labor.
Only a few alterations we made: 1) White-washed it, essentially rubbing white paint on it with a rag to give it a rustic appearancce and then topped with 3 coats of PolyCrylic. 2) Legs are 4x4s rather than suggested 2x4s to give it a more robust look. 3) Length was changed to 7ft. The 8 ft. recommended was big enough to feed Uncle Si and all of his Vietnam veteran friends.
The five chairs found at 3 different garage sales, all originally simple wood. The two on the right await seat cushions, hence the bottom-less photo.
The curtains are from Ikea. What is it with that place--like a NASCAR for shopping carts with no pit area. Oh, and also put it on your "Places To Never Go To On A Sunday" list. The lime green shelf is from Teri's grandma on her mom's side.
In other news:
Our house has a walking score of 100%. (Teri is in to teal. I kid.)
- Hardware store: 4 mins 30 secs
- El Rancho Mexican Restaurant: 4 mins 30 secs
- HEB grocery store: 5 mins
- Whataburger: 5 mins 30 secs
- Library: 9 mins (for Teri, I don't read anything printed on paper)
The RV has yet to sell. Arrgghh.
Next reveal: Living Room.It's about 80% complete. Til next time...oh, and the new King size bed--a dream machine!