Monday, May 14, 2012

Entry Table Redo

I decided this week to redo our entry door table.  I got this table as a present for my birthday the first year we were married from my sweet in-laws.  I love the lines of the table, and I really love painted furniture distressed just slightly to give it a more casual, cottage look.  Here is how it turned out.

And here it is before.

 To start this project off, I sanded down the piece and wiped down the debris with a wet rag before I sprayed on the primer.

I primed it with Zinsser Cover Stain which made a huge difference before I painted.  The Rust-Oleum clear enamel was to seal everything after I painted and distressed.

I used Behr's Pot of Cream paint in a satin finish, and then distressed the edges with a little sandpaper.  One tip I learned is to rub your edges that you want to sand with a candle before you prime and paint.  The wax makes it really easy to sand the paint when distressing.

It turned out pretty cute.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Tasting and Trains

Last weekend, Weston's parents came in town for a visit, and we had a really great time with them as always.  We got Mike and Debbie started on Downton Abbey.  And by started, I mean we watched the ENTIRE first season in one weekend.  I think they're hooked.

In between all the drama at Downton, we made a trip to Ozan Vineyard for a wine tasting and train ride through the countryside.  It was a gorgeous day!  I was kicking myself for forgetting my camera, but I did take a few from the iphone.


We packed a picnic with sandwiches and cheese and crackers to have with the wine tasting.

 After our wine tasting, we took a tour of the vineyard and a little train ride through the countryside.

To finish our weekend off, we took Debbie and Mike to our favorite place to get a downtown view- the rooftop lounge at the Redmont hotel. 

We couldn't have asked for a better weekend.  Thank you Mike and Debbie for coming!!