My table and chairs are done! They look wonderful.

I thought I would share something a little more fun with you today.

I love decorating and redoing furniture. I love painting and “editing” furniture to better meet my needs.

Next week I will be posting about fear and how depression exacerbates our fear and makes it worse. I look back and remember the fear I had the first time I painted my oak dining set black.

I’m not kidding. I was afraid to paint it. I know it sounds so silly but I was worried I might not do a good job. Then I was worried I wouldn’t like it. Then I was worried other people might not like it.

Finally, I go over my fear and just went for it. I loved it. But after about ten years, I started playing with the idea of painting one of the pieces white. I just couldn’t decide which one.

Then I saw a picture on PInterest that helped me decide which piece to paint.

You know how it is. You keep putting something off because you dread doing it.

Then one day you decide, “That’s it.” You persevere. You “get ‘er done”.

Then you look at it and say to yourself, “Why, what was so hard about that?”

And you wished you’d done it a long time ago.

The next decision was what to do about the thrift store chairs. They were different chairs than what came with the set. I considered new chairs but why would I do that if I didn’t get a new table?

So I painted them. Again, wished I had done it years ago.

It took me about three days because I let each coat of primer and paint dry thoroughly between coats. My husband was gone so it kept me busy which is a great way to fend off a low mood.

So without further ado, here is the before although you really can’t see the table.

The after:

The wall are not quite that creamy and the table is not quite as white as it looks.

Here is my inspiration photo and yes, I am buying those checked chairs. Are you kiddin’ me? Besides, I saved a ton of money by not buy a whole new dining set. My husband loves the chairs.

Obviously I don’t have a lot of these features. And my hutch isn’t nearly as big. Nor do I have that amazing ceiling. But you can see where I was heading.

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this different post. I sometimes feel this blog can get pretty “heavy” at times and thought this might brighten your day a little.

God bless you and i hope you have a good day.

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