Grudge Match: My Project Reveal

In order to finally, finally finish my farmhouse table project, Mr. Old House Chic and I had to slog through the snow to haul my solid wood table from my shop back inside my heated house to thaw out. I had to give it at least 24 hours for the wood to warm up before…

Finishing the Farmhouse Table

I felt like before I could do the big reveal on my DIY project, I really needed to write a post about finishing my farmhouse table. When I mentioned “finishing,” I mean the final look that I wanted to achieve. I knew I wanted an aged wood look.  Imagine the look of wood salvaged from an ancient barn…

The Junk Drunk Link Party No. 4

Welcome to the Junk Drunk Link Party! I was a little lonely last Friday and wound up junkin’ at the party by myself. Since I can’t feature any of your fantastic projects, I’ll share one of my own with you… I found this beautiful antique wooden drop leaf table a while back and held on to…

Grudge Match Final Round: Me versus My Project

I got up early again on Sunday, Day Two and Round 67 by this time, and with my coffee in hand, I stared bleary eyed at my two sets of table legs and table top.  I took a big swig from my coffee cup and looked at my sets of table legs.  One cross piece…

Grudge Match Round Two: Me versus My Project

 I drove home from Home Depot, the proud parent of an SUV filled with lumber.  I pulled into my driveway and hopped out with excitement and absolute conviction that I was going to finish my farmhouse table by the end of that day, or at the very least, by the end of the next day. …

Grudge Match Round One: Me versus My Project

I went to Home Depot on a Saturday morning, bright and early.  I am a loyalist to Home Depot for the simple fact that it’s the store my family always chose and I get such a kick out of their employees, especially on this particular Saturday. I walked confidentally through their doors and headed straight towards…

Grudge Match: Me versus My Project

Ever had one of those projects that seemed so, so, SO simple starting out and it just spiraled into something resembling a grudge match?  You, on one side of the ring (having completely lost your mind) and your project in the other corner (knowing you have completely lost your mind.) You are staring it down with total determination…

Lessons from My First Market

It was around this time last year that I was a seller/vendor for the first time at an upscale holiday flea market.  It was a two day market held indoors and it was a way to get my foot in the door- and I so, so badly wanted to get my foot in the door- for the regular upscale antique, vintage,…