Since I’ve had a few people ask, I thought I would give an update on the “factory table” I purchased off of craigslist and stripped down several weeks ago. Well, I had plans to paint and finish it right away, but with cold weather looming, I felt it was more urgent to paint the kitchen cabinets. I needed to be able to spray the doors outside, whereas the table can be painted inside in any sort of weather.
I was also able to just throw a tablecloth over it and out of sight out of mind. Right?
It is still unfinished under there, though, so it’s on my to-do list.
A small part of my procrastination, other than working on other things, is that I’m not 100% sure how I want to bring the furniture, fabrics, and everything together in this room. It really needs some fabric and so much is going to key off of that choice. Right now, everything is very neutral and feels a little unfinished. Well, because it is!
I really love the blue check that is in there, but I only have a few yards of it, not the 20+ yards I’m going to need for all of the curtain panels I would need for this room and the adjoining living room. So, I’ve been looking at different fabric options and I always come back to checks. I just love the classic look, but they are relaxed and can work with so many other prints if I want to swap out pillows every couple of years.
I found this small-scale check that’s a similar size to the one I have, but the color is a truer blue, with less green in it.
And then there is a large scale version of the same check…
I’ve ordered samples of both, so I can see and feel them in person and make a decision from there. I had ordered another fabric sample a few weeks ago that I liked and they might work together. We’ll see. It’ll mean redoing some of my upholstered pieces or swapping them around, but that’ll be a better option than trying to match fabric that is no longer available.
So, here is what I’m thinking…
If I pick one of the checks, I’ll use it for curtains, some upholstery, and will most likely redo the backs of the dining chairs in it and make skirts. I’ll then paint the table base in MMS Milk Paint Linen and finish the top in Tough Coat. I do want to paint the end chairs, but I’m not sure if they will be in Linen or perhaps in Boxwood?
Decorating can be like dominoes, as I’m sure you’ve experienced. You need to make the decisions in sequence or you might end up in a dilemma of your own making!
So, slow and steady wins the race…