Well, summer has finally arrived! Two days in the high 90s and three trips to the pool! Softball ended this week and that will free up a lot of our time. Not much planned for the rest of the summer ~ we went to Disney World at the end of May for vacation, so maybe a few day trips around Iowa. Swimming lessons will be next week and the kids are excited about that.
Onto this week's makeover! I thought about just painting it black, but then decided to use black as the undercoat and give it a top coat of burgundy.
I couldn't distress it as much as I would have liked because even with a heavy coat of black the original purple kept wanting to show through. So just a light sanding and some wax, add a pip berry ring, and candle and here's the resulting display ~
Notice the candle board on top of the table ~ it was a previous makeover of a cutting board that I've now turned into a candle board. Got to love the versatility of these prim makeovers! I picked up the two crocks at the end of last summer for a steal ~ $5 for the large and $2.50 for the small. Thought that they work well to prim up my plants.
Hard to believe that the 4th of July is here already. I did manage to put a few extra Americana items out around the house. I leave most of my Americana decor out year round ~ there's just something about the red, white, and blue that calls to me. So much pride in it and for it!
From dark to light: the living room over the years!
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