Since the kids have been back in school three weeks, I have had more time to get a couple of projects done around the house. The first being a new kitchen table. I clipped a picture of a farmhouse table a year ago from Pottery Barn that I loved and thought would be cute and functional in our kitchen. I have looked several places for one like it and have had no luck. A friend told me about a couple in town who make these beautiful farmhouse style tables. I was able to have input on all of the details of the table. I was able to choose the size, type of wood, color, and even type of legs for it. I really love how it turned out. After her husband made the table, she distressed it and beat on it with a chain, then stained it a color called Mediterranean. Some women choose to have the legs of the table painted a color, then distressed but I wanted it all this dark brown. That way I can keep the table forever and just change out the chairs when I want a new look. I found the chairs on Overstock.com. They are black with a rush seat. If you live in Grenada or near, this couple has a few tables for sale at our Antique Mall. They are also making really cute coffee tables that have the dark tops and distressed colored legs. I have seen similar furniture in my August Southern Living magazine.
Another project that I wanted to do was create a desk area for the playroom where the kids could do their homework. I had my eye on a table David's mom had but wasn't using. I asked her if I could take it and do something with it. So, I have had this table for months thinking I would paint it but never did. I was afraid I would mess it up. The same lady that made my table also takes old pieces and paints and distresses them. I wish I had taken a before picture to show what it looked like but I forgot to. It was an off white which she painted a color called Black Magic on top of it. Next she rubbed a little brown stain on it and then distressed the edges with a sander. I love how it turned out. The kids have requested a rolling chair, so I found a cute red one online that I will order soon. I love to find old pieces and make them new again.