One Day, Two Makeovers

photo 1 (6)Hi there, Friends!

It’s been that kind of delicious Spring day. The kind where you fling open the windows and are greeted with blue skies and puffs of warm air. Kids were laughing, birds were chirping, and it was time to put cream and sugar in my usually-black coffee.

If you’re anything like me, a day like that means it’s time to whip out a paint brush and put some pretty in the world (you get that, right?!).

When Mr. S came onto the scene a couple of Septembers ago, we realized that our little apartment, just perfect for one, needed some upgrades to accommodate two. Alas, my sweet little bedside tables were stored away and replaced with a pair of nightstands with real drawers. Though it sure was a good choice for our little family, I missed those pretty cottage-y tables with their curvy lines (Home Goods steals).

Armed with some French Linen Chalk Paint, whose fateful purchase you can read about here, it was time to bring one of them back home. I found the perfect spot for it and transformed it from a deep green to a lovely taupe-y gray.

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I am in love with this matte color. It’s definitely a gray, but somehow still so soft and warm! photo 4 (2)photo 5 (1)

My favorite reading nook just got better!

My next victim was one of the most used items in our little apartment. In fact, I’m sitting on it now. I wanted to lighten up our cheap-o Target desk chair. This baby is not heirloom quality by any means, so I felt no guilt or hesitation when painting it Duck Egg Blue.

The only before photo I could find (smack to the forehead for forgetting to take one) is this one of Mr. S who while fist pumping to “Eye of the Tiger” completing a research paper. I am positive that everyone is secretly as weird as we are behind closed doors… At least I hope we’re not the only ones.

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I feel like the chair is much happier herself in her new shade of blue. It was the first piece of furniture I’ve ever waxed, and I was somewhat surprised by the process even though I’d read about it before. It was a LOT of elbow grease, but well worth it! Today, a few hours after the last coat, it’s surprisingly hard and not at all soft or tacky.

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Last but not least, I thought it was worth including my loyal companion, keeping guard against the outside world as I did some reading in bed this morning. My fellow dog lovers can read about little Lucy’s less-than-smooth transition into our family here. Pet adoption is tough but worth it!

She was a great defender with her distinctive beagle baying directed at each passerby (our neighbors love us, guys).

Thanks for stopping by, friends!

Linking up to:

Savvy Southern Style: Wow Us Wednesdays

Miss Mustard Seed: Furniture Feature Friday

Domestically Speaking: The Power of Paint Party

Sweet Haute Link Party

The Shabby Nest: Frugal Friday

My Romantic Home: Show and Tell Friday

French Country Cottage: Show and Tell Friday

A Pretty Life in the Suburbs: Our Sunday Best Showcase

A Peek Into My Paradise: Happiness is Homemade

Lamb Around

DIY Showoff: That DIY Party

Catch a Glimpse Button


11 thoughts on “One Day, Two Makeovers

  1. You did an amazing job on painting your table! I love French Linen; it was a great choice of color! The chair looks fabulous painted in Duck Egg blue- another one of my favorite colors! Thanks for stopping by my blog, so I could find yours! I’ll be back. You have so many wonderful ideas!

  2. Don’t you love the way a little paint can freshen up pieces that give a whole new look to a room. Loving the round table with the curvy legs. Your reading nook looks so inviting and comfy!
    Thank you so much for your visit.
    Mary Alice

    1. Thanks for linking up with us at Your Designs This Time! Can’t wait to see what you share with us next Monday!

      Emily and Erin @ elizabethjoandesigns.com

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