So This Thing Happened …

Archive for July 2013

Okay, so…

In the continuing saga of Marti Needs a Life, here’s  where we stand on the furniture rehab projects.  In trying to make a desk and chair fit together, I took these two things

chair before

desk before

and tried to make them look like they belonged in the same room, without making them too matchy-matchy (yes, I watched Project Runway, thank you Nina Garcia)

The chair came out great, but I was never able to figure out how to finish the desk.  This is what happened:

chair after

desk after

So last week I was at my neighborhood Salvation Army Thrift Store and I saw this:

night stand before

And it hit me …

Instead of trying to match the desk and the chair to each other, I could just tie the crazy chair in with something ELSE in the room.  So that’s what I’m working on now.

I’ve painted it:

night stand during

And I’m thinking about getting maybe a piece of glass for the top and painting a design on it – maybe a cool blue floral thing in one of the corners on something.  I don’t know.  Still open to ideas.  Got any?

And while you’re at it, factor these two pieces in and let me know if you have ideas for them,.

My futon sofa for which I want to get/make an interesting cover:

2013-07-20 10.46.38

And my favorite table, which doesn’t match anything, but I love it.

2013-07-20 10.45.32

Anyway, I welcome/want/need brainstorming from you all!



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