Thursday, September 18, 2008


I've been slowly working on furnishings for the house. We already have a queen size bed and dresser, which will go into the guest bedroom. We also have a few chairs and shelves we'll be moving from the old house. But there's a lot more rooms to furnish!

For our bedroom, we'll be buying new king-size mattress and box springs. I've seen a wrought-iron headboard and footboard at one of the second-hand shops that I'll probably buy this weekend if it's not already sold.

I've been going through all the second-hand and thrift stores in Winston and Greensboro the past few weeks searching for furniture. I bought 3 chairs this week for the house...a glider rocker from Kinnaman's antiques, which will be Tom's chair in the den, and 2 ladder-back cane chairs to go with my little dining room table that I'm painting (see below).

I have also refinished an old stereo cabinet that we bought at a yard sale many moons ago. It turned out to be a gorgeous deep cherry color, and it will be our TV stand in the den. It has lots of nice shelves in it, so we can use it to store books, games and puzzles too.

I've had a little wooden kitchen table since I graduated from college (it was the first piece of furniture that I owned, and it was used then!), so I have no idea how old it is. I just know that I've never been able to get rid of it - it seems like an integral part of my life. It's a great little table - it has 2 leaves so it can seat 4 or 6 comfortably. Anyway, I have stripped it of it's multiple(like 10!) layers of paint and have painted it. Let me know what you think!

1 comment:

M-Mom said...

You know, as I was reading this, I had a thought - wonder if she still has that green kitchen table. The one where we put the punch bowl full of White Russians at the Halloween party. Low and behold, there it is. And much prettier! Great job!