Have I told you that I've been searching and searching for a BIG round, wooden table for, oh, about 6 years? I have. I've looked everywhere and I do mean everywhere.
Well, all of the sudden I just got tired of damn looking. I decided to broaden my search from round to oval. This happened when my friend (and piano teacher) Miss Katie Foley (who is really a Mrs., but doesn't that name sound JUST like an old-fashioned Miss piano teacher?) put up an ad on my neighborhood message board that she had a BIG table for sale. I looked. I bought.
Now I have a ginormous dining room table and I am pleased as punch. Jackdaddy? um ... not so pleased. Accepting, but, oh, let's say, bugged by its size. Eight chairs, hos, EIGHT chairs to go around her.
We had a lovely farm table. I did love it and I will miss it but it was ... smallish.
SO, I am to.ta.lly smitten by this big mama thang. I am also completely and utterly obsessed with scouring Google for ideas on how to funk it up. Oh, yes, I am going to paint this sucker up like a madwoman. You know I am. Right now I'm thinking old-timey white or mayyyybe ORANGE:
Or maybe decoupaged:
Or maybe mapped:
Or maybe sky blue:
Oh, the joy of a project!! What if I painted it high-gloss tangerine and then put a huge pirate ship silhouette on it? A dragon! Ooo OOO, how about a BIRD? (You must watch this.)
Did that just make you spit some coffee on the screen or whut? Thanks to Jessie for turning me on to it. Jessie and I both still love the (now) totally ubiquitous owls, squirrels, foxes, rabbits - forest folk in general. I shall never tire of the magical fairy, foresty kitsch. Never, I tell you!
So...that's what I'll be doing all weekend and the next and the next and the next. Maybe someday I'll get my kitchen cabinets painted as well. It's only been 5 months since I started that project.
Oh, yea, and I also snagged a bunch of gorgeous fabric at JoAnn's today cuz I felt like I didn't really have enough to do.
I've been surfing Etsy for place mats. I just love fabric place mats and I only have the two that I made when Jessie and I were
hanging out drinking tea and yakking taking sewing lessons and I have been really, really, really wanting some more. I kept thinking that I just didn't have a big block of time to sit down and make some (and I am so not good with the machine due to reasons stated above), but then I said (said I) what the hell? I just need to make time and so I will.
Just look at this stack of deliciousness!! The sewing lady asked me what I was making and I told her. She was kind of quiet and then said, "So...is your house really neutral? Is that why you chose all these wild colors for your table?" Girl, I didn't even bat an eye. I told her, "Oh YES, my house is just SO drab and colorless and I've been trying SO hard to think of ways to spruce it up. I just have such a hard time with color." HA HA HA. OMG can you even imagine? I just didn't want her to think I was quite a weird as she obviously thought I was. I mean, look, there was a much older woman standing right next to me buying black fabric with florescent wiener dogs on it. WIENER freakin DOGS. To each her own, right?
I'm open to suggestions for the big table. Y'all lemme know!