Do you have a certain someone (or 2) in your life who, how shall we put this, is your Debbie Downer? Your negative Nelly...cup half empty...confidence zapper sorta person. I have a few...I really don't think they know or intend to be that person...but they ARE! And that really busts my butt lately!
Yes, you've seen that face before!
C'mon...I know you must have them too...you don't have to name names or anything, I know I don't hold the world record for them!
Well, unfortunately...I've been know to listen quite a few times over the years to those 'you can't do that' comments. And have not done or even tried...cause I didn't wanna hear the 'I told ya so's' later...so, 'yes' I AM going somewhere with this... My dear hubby is kinda one of those people.
This brings me to my latest project. So I've been telling the Mr. for a few months that I want to turn our Oh So boring coffee table into a bench for my table... It's kinda too small for the living room and we need more seating at the table...
The conversation went kinda like this...
Hubby: You can't do that.
Me: Yes I can.
Hubby: It's too short, it won't fit, people won't be able to reach the table.
Me: It's fine, I already measured it. It's the same height as a kitchen chair.
Hubby: It won't look right...
Back and forth and back and forth...and Friday while he was out... I quickly set up a work area...in my living room. Hush, I know you've done it once or twice too...haven't you?
Primed and painted right ontop of the 'new' coffee table... Ha! With a wet brush and some $1 quarts of paint, I blended white and teal paint... the quart of teal wasn't quite working so I switched to my aqua acrylic!
Now, you know, I've been planning to do this for a while, despite my Debbie Downer and was prepared. I had bought queen size egg crate bed topper at my local dollar store and had been waiting. So I cut two lengths to size to fit on top of the coffee table. It's kind of thin and I wanted it to be a bit more 'cushy' without having to spend big money on thick foam!
Oh, and I sprayed the hardware with primer and chrome from Krylon. Don't worry about that deck. It needs a new coat of paint anyhow!
While that was drying, I grabbed that velvet curtain I showed you yesterday. Yes, a curtain panel... luv the color & texture & the fact that it cost just under $3!
The Hubby came in when I was just about finished stapling the cushion and fabric onto the top of the coffee table NOW turned bench!
He actually gave me a hand finishing up those darn staples! He actually admitted he was wrong, well he tried to say he NEVER said it couldn't be done...he just said... (insert his crooked smile here!)
Now, I hope it's okay to show you this before it's 100% done. I still need to insert a few more staples and add some trim to cover said staples. I may distress the wood a bit. I may not. But right about now I'm just so freakin' happy that I did it!
I am WoMan...Hear me RoAR !
Reminder: The giveway for a custom handpainted canvas is still going. Be sure to pop over to the post here and leave a little comment before you go.
and... I am so very touched to have had so many people stop by and leave such sweet & heartwarming comments on Alexis' dress upcycle. I can't believe the response that post has recieved and I'm honored! So Alexis and I wanted to thank you all from the bottom of our itty bitty hearts!
Also...(the post that never ends) Just wanted to wish all of you out there a very happy Mother's day! Celebrate! Take a nap...do a project!
My mom, Betty... gee I wonder where the tiara thing came from !