Some of you will remember when I had Jeff add two islands to the center of my studio in an effort to be more organized almost a year ago. Jeff's comment at the time, "You know if I add more storage you will just make a bigger mess right?" I only responded with a slight eye roll because I knew deep down inside that was true, but I was not about to admit it. He was right. I love this man because he knows me so well and is still married to me after almost 17 years.
So a few months ago I made the comment, "I really would like a big big table in the center of my studio?" Jeff, "Didn't you have a table in the center before I added the islands?" Lisa - "sigh...yes, but I really need a big table so the girls and I can sit and work on bigger projects and maybe a class in my studio!" I do believe there was a little muttering, and then he said he would make me one for Valentine's Day. Lisa - happy sigh. So designing ensued, and Jeff was just waiting on my final decision. The thought of all the saw dust and mess in the garage and driveway, discussions about proportion, legs, and the cost of wood did delay any final decision and one night I spied this large table in Craig's list for $50.00...solid wood. We couldn't even buy the wood to make my table for that price so here it is before I painted it.
Below is the after shot. Sorry it is a little blurry, but I wanted you to see the chair in the lower right corner...three more to paint. These were purchased years ago and in our garage forever...they were originally going to be painted bright colors and used in our garden, but I never got that project going and now I am glad that I procrastinated...because they are new studio chairs. The little vintage trays were a great find and perfect for keeping beads from rolling on the floor.
I have painted an armoire, a cubby, a bench, a table, two chairs and a frame and can honestly say...I won't be buying anymore furniture that needs to be painted for a while. The cubby almost put me over the edge. I am still suppose to paint the cabinet doors to my desk...but that is going to have to wait...I want to make a big mess on my new clean table.