I have been taking a hiatus from my DIY mania for a few days. I am creatively bipolar. Don’t worry…I am seeking help. I am taking a break for several reasons. The first and most important one is to get the kids ready to start Homeschooling…priorities. We’re not just redecorating;) I have been working hard to get the room and their curriculums set up for them. Right now, its function before fashion. It’s not cute. Not even a little. I’m trying to fix that. As I wrote about a few days ago, we bought up most of the remaining chalk paint from The Market. One of the colors was a beautiful mustard yellow called English Yellow. It is bright, cheery, and everything yellow should be. It makes me happy. It was going to be a perfect for the four chairs that were going to go around my red cottage table. The color was deceiving in the can. It was really lime when I put it on the chairs. The one thing I have figured out: bright colors are not as forgiving:( So my idea of slapping the paint on, the kids getting new chairs, and taking some pictures isn’t going to happen. Lime wasn’t the color I was thinking of but I am all about improvising. That, and DH already took one look at them and said: “I don’t care what color they are. You’re not repainting them.” He is intuitive like that. He had also been stuck in the house for two days with five children while I painted them. He wasn’t signing up for two days more. Smart man.
As you can see, the chairs from my Step-Mama are going to be adorable. I am painting another two chairs of my own to match.
Step-Mama suggested using Annie Sloan’s Dark Wax to tone it down. Initially, I was skeptical anything could tone this down. I found this picture from Janet at The Empty Nest and its pretty amazing. The wax warms it up. As usual, Step-Mama’s right. She is a die-hard “junker” and was doing DIY before the internet…or blogs. It’s hard to imagine…right? What did people do?!?
So I am changing my color scheme. I have been eyeing this fabric for quite some time now and my lime green chairs are going to be a good excuse to buy this….
It’s Waverly’s Pom-Pom Play Confetti fabric. Love. So I am plugging along getting my children’s Homeschool Room ready. Until it’s not embarrassing, you won’t be seeing it;) I am finding so many things to go in the room around the house. Take these for example. I bought them on clearance years ago at Hobby Lobby. Had NO idea what to do with them. Until now.
I saw these and wanted something similar. Just cheaper! At $19.00 a pop, Pottery Barn Kids version is not cheap. My kids are hard on things. Mine were $5. Big difference. So when and if they get destroyed…I won’t be crushed!