So, I have this little vignette in the front room of our home. The room is alternately referred to as our living room and our music room. The music part you would understand if I showed a photo facing left. More instruments than family members, years worth of music books and sheets per instrument, and teaching paraphernalia. And truthfully, since we are not formal people, this space rarely gets used as a formal living room. And the music part quickly migrates across. Nevertheless I work with what I’ve got.
This is what I’ve got: a child sized table and chairs which doubles as a music teaching/music homework spot and a pseudo coffee table. It has sentimental value since it came from Husband’s childhood home. It has the name of one of his Siblings childishly markered on the underside. Hmmm. Hope you didn’t want it back Annie H.This is what the table looked like before…
…quite unacceptable as a pseudo coffee table. I have debated for too long what to do about it. Restain? Paint? Replace?It needed to be tidied up at the very least.
You can see in the first photo that the chair situation has already been addressed. So while there was a lull in the basement renovation (can you see the flesh-coloured linoleum flooring? Oh man I can’t wait to reveal the After of this space!) I lugged the child-sized table…it weighs a tonne…they don’t make them like they used to…downstairs.
This is what I found in our storage room to use for my little makeover.
The primer seemed like it would be perfect. Since there were marker stains, even burn marks, to cover. And it worked great. But turned out I wrecked the paintbrush. Oops. So don’t use this kind unless your paintbrush is disposable!
The chalkboard paint I had bought a while ago for another project that I never did. Oops. But see, I’m using it now. Read the instructions carefully because you have to wait many hours and then cover the surface with chalk and then brush it off, and not wash it for many days after that. Here’s the finished product. Perfectly acceptable (and practical) for a not formal living room doubling as a music room.
I mentioned that the chairs had already been fixed up. When the Personally Teens were in Junior High they did them as an art project at school.
Personally Teen’s project was done as a Bateman. Miss Personally’s as a Monet. And mine as a Chalkboard. Tidied up quite nicely.
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