Prairie Blue


...............at my front door spinning...................just some simple thoughts & happenings of an ordinary woman.....

Monday, August 8, 2011

the project.....!

remember the day last week...................you know the day...................the pity me day.....................this is the project that at times i wish i hadn't started............................a customer asked if i could paint her dining set....................research.......................sure, i can do that......................fast forward......100 degrees....hot...humid....garage.....sweat dripping from my face onto the paint...the wax................................................UGH...............................move it into the house......................................sand down.......start over......................now..........finished.......not so bad afterall..................it was worth it.............................yes, this was the project...........lessons learned ! ..........................................................................................i am blessed !


11 comments:

Courtney said...

I hope you've cooled off with some lovely sweet tea in the shade. As for the project...I love it! It looks fabulous! Makes me realize that I could do that to an inexpensive set and get a good look for my little dining area!
Courtney

Angela said...

Wow, you were a brave woman to tackle such a big job, but one that turned out wonderful. I just love it. Would love to have it in my kitchen.
Angela

Misi said...

Urgh those elements of summer! Humidity & painting. Yukkers! Hats off to you for plowing through- A Fantastic Job Denise!
~ Bliss

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

hi, Denise~ I am thinking the sweat was worth it~ it is beautiful!!!Wonderful hot dog days job!
smiles
Teresa

MARY PERNULA said...

Wonderful job!!!! I love the new look of the chairs and table. Hugs Mary

annie said...

Looks great! Beautiful color!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Awesome job, Denise!! But, arghhh...all those twists and turnings!! You post did make me chuckle somewhat....I have been, for sometime, been thinking about changing out my dining table and chairs...but given the limited and awkward area they are in, I can't just fit "any" table in the space...and there isn't a ready supply of good old tables to choose from in these parts....Seeing all the wonderful "re-do's" out there, the thought started creeping into my brain the past several weeks of sanding/stripping and painting the set I have....Ummmm...I'm thinking maybe not so much now....unless I can find someone like you in Nod who's silly enough to take it on!!! ;o) Loves truly great - I'm sure the owner will love it!! Wishing you a week filled with blessings....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Prairie Blue... said...

thanks to all of you......she did love it.....i finished yesterday, called her, she picked it up last night!........Robin....i used the new Annie Sloan chalk paint....no sanding, no primer.....then antique with what you like.....i love the way it sanded off, did not care for her wax so much, used my method on the chairs, but Annie Sloan wax on top of the table (that was a struggle for me), but it was also my first time using it (first mistake), don't try something new on someone elses piece....LESSONS LEARNED !

Vicki said...

Hi Friend, IT LOOKS GREAT! I know this was work and as you said doing it in the heat bless your heart....Now you can relax some...You need to pat yourself on the back...Good job girlfriend....Love ya...

frontporchprims said...

Wow!! That table looks awesome. I was wondering if you could tell me how to do that. I need to do my kitchen table. frontporchprimitives@hotmail.com. -Steph-

Tammy ~ A Primitive Place said...

Turned out Wonderful!!!
Tam