Thursday, 27 August 2015

The Greatest Love Of All

Hi Guys,
Whitney once sang that the children are our future, I belted that tune out as a 10 year old in spite of the fact that I have 0 singing talents and I am sure I drove my parents crazy, Today I know my future will, at some point be in their hands. This is why I whisper lovingly into each of their ears when the others can't hear and say "you're my favorite, don't tell the others". I figure which ever one ends up choosing my home will believe my words and pick out something nice, at least my fingers are crossed that will happen. To clarify I don't really have a fave but there are plenty of days when I have a least favorite depending on who has or hasnot done what.

I can honestly say that while I love many things I do, within a short period I hate it. In fact I think I would haveto say there are only a few things I still love and until now my deepest DIY love was my patchwork chair.

This DIY was actually Jule's idea and it was BLOODY BRILLIANT, sorry but it deserves that kind of praise,

So those who have been around here for a while might remember a few craft rooms ago I had this table.


Then I covered it in houndstooth contact paper, which I did like but I missed this particular dining table so a few months later I ripped off the contact and placed it back into the kitchen


One evening, the night after the new peel and stick vinyl floors were laid, I went out when Jule's came up with an awesome idea. He took the scraps and off cuts from the flooring and placed them on the glass to imitate an old farmhouse wood topped table.



You see a few days before I was leafing through a Country Living or something similar when I saw an iron and wood table, it was only about $3500 and I fell in love, I showed Jule's and declared it to be my ultra dream table.  Anyway one night out I go and when I get back there was the newly covered table, he made it look pretty with candles and everything. I went out of my mind, fell in love (with both the table and Jules all over again, he's a keeper). Can you believe that the wood is in fact peel and stick tiles? I'll tell you now, I had a recent termite issue and the pest control guy was stunned, this guy inspects wood for a living peeps!

This top holds up to anything my lot can throw at it and believe me, if you have seen a four year old at a table that is quite a feat! I LOVE IT.

So since I work real quickly these days, 8 months later I took my old wooden chairs which the kids over the last 15 years had pretty much rendered them to the ugliest chairs on the face of the earth and painted them up.


My goodness can't even begin to tell you how thrilled I am with this dining set. My suburban country style home is coming together and for this all I spent was $15 on paint WOOOT!!!


She truly is a beauty, so in honor of my lovely lady I dedicate this song to her, take it away Whitney




Thanks for reading,

Mel xo

17 comments:

  1. Lol! I let each of mine hink they're the favorite too!! I thought I was the only one mean enough to do that. I imagine them sitting around after I'm gone someday, realizing I told them all the same thing. Truthfully, they're all my favorites for different reasons though. I already told you how much I love your table, so I'll just say; Jules is AWESOME!

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  2. Your table looks amazing Mel! Jules did a great job. He's a keeper all right. Love the white chairs with it. White paint can bring anything back to life.

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  3. Your table and chairs are beautiful, Mel! Your darling Jules is a keeper alright! This was truly a romantic gesture and a wonderful surprise!!!!

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  4. That is bloody brilliant. (Both the whispering AND the table and chairs set.) Kudos to you for picking a man who knows just what to do with his leftover faux wood. =D

    -andi

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  5. Your table looks amazing, and I love the chair makeover. We have old chairs that I have redone, but they are too small for my hubby to be comfortable.

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  6. That is just awesome Mel. He is a keeper for sure. What a difference a coat of paint makes I tell mine they are my favorite all the time.....fingers crossed! Anyways this is just BLOODY BRILLIANT mate! cheers.

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  7. Heck, yeah, he's a keeper ! And what a brilliant idea. Looks real country-ish and the white chairs finishes off the picture perfectly. My kids are older, but still squabble over whose the favorite - well, that changes by the day,,,,lol, depends on what I need from them and which one I think is the awesome {shame!} winner on the particular day ! {btw, you won't be telling a lie if you say your floor is clean enough to eat from !}

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  8. I think we will all find out your favorite child when we see who inherits the fab pair of pink boots. Lovely solution to the desire for a $3500 table. The chairs look great.

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  9. I used to sing that song too. ;) I do like the table, and yep, your hubby def. sounds like a keeper. :)

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  10. LOVE your new table! Peel and stick tiles are awesome, I have used them in a few different projects and always love the results. No wonder you're so pleased, it looks like you have a fab new dining set. Enjoy!

    Hugs, E xx

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  11. That looks AMAZING! Wow. I'm so impressed. Jules needs to start his own blog :).

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  13. I'm not sure what impresses me most, your clever reworking of the table, the stunning lines of the chairs in white, manipulating your children or that Jules thought of using the flooring on the table, did the job and staged it all. I'm pretty sure it's the last one that gets the biggest wow!

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  14. I'm here to say Merry Christmas. :)

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