Monday, September 9, 2013

Hey Everyone!  
Below  is a room in the works........When we first moved in about 20 years agowe painted this room mauve  and had blue country sofa/love seat, dark cherry tables and such and an heirloom chair that I had reupholstered to match the sofa and love seat and the natural lighting was good.   Now, 20 years later, we have had a porch installed when we put on our addition so the natural light in the living room is 
H O R R I B L E !!  I have painted this room at least 4 x's in the past ten years and am planning on doing it again real soon.  Anyway, a few years ago I got rid of the sofa/loveseat and replaced it with a sofa that I had always wanted and saw it at a garage sale for $100.....It did not really go with my constantaly transforming room and one day I had enough and decided to start looking for two loveseats to replace the sofa so we could utilize the space better - well, I did not get what I had wanted and saw this sectional and it was so comfortable and the color will hide "stuff"  - I needed a sofa table to hide the section where they meet - so I saw this.  This was originally a piece that sat on the altar in front of the priests at Mass.  It was stained dark oak -  I mixed my own version of chalk paint with an "oops" jar I had picked up at home depot for $.50 - I mixed it with paster of paris and water - I liked the consistency of the paint - it felt like ASCP - but for a fraction of the cost!  I haven't waxed it yet cause I'm still iffy.

  



I really like the cutouts on the sides - the other side that you cannot see has shelves where the Mass books went.

Well, that's all for now - time to pick up the soccer players ----Until next time...Trisha

I have joined the Get Your DIY on Fall Party - This week's theme is blue - for September's birthstone - My entry isn't saphire but it is in the blue family - check out what others have done......

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