Supplies from the paint store: $40
How mad am I that I didn't take a picture of Leah painting with me--in only a pull-up, and completely covered in stain, proudly holding up a paint brush??? REALLY MAD!
Our kitchen table seating options included two orange arm chairs (so old and ugly), three black folding chairs, a gray rolling office chair, and an ottoman. Can you see why I wanted new kitchen chairs?
I have also had the idea in the back of my mind for years to sand the sides of my kitchen table and paint them red, but I impulsively started sanding the legs too, and that was a huge project. I spent at least six hours sanding table legs, regretting it the entire time, and I'm not even sure you can tell. If I were to do it again (I wouldn't) I would definitely get an electric sander. Do I get any exercising points for doing that much sanding?
Here are some before, during, and after shots of my kitchen re-vamp project
While in paint/project/redecorating mode, I also put up my "Serve the Lord" Decor from Stampin' Up on a really neat frame. I found it at the Hallmark store, of all places, but it was the only one I could find that was the right size, and I think it is perfect! I also painted a toy box orange (IKEA said it was red--be glad I didn't make that the color of my kitchen furniture!). I think I've inhaled enough stain, polyurethane, and paint thinner for a while!