Urban Living

I’ve had this blog for years – as evidenced by some of my older interests in the header. I’ll update that later, probably.  Except for Matthew Gray Gubler. MGG stays. Anyway, I’ve decided to actually do something with it. Let’s see how long this lasts. Wish me luck!

I’ve recently moved, and of course, that means decorating. Now, I am all about redecorating, but I’m not about spending a lot of money. Join me on my journey to turn this empty apartment into a space I can call home.

Why waste time? My current project is my kitchen table. My amazing father created a farm table from an old work table and scrap wood. It even has some guy’s name stamped into it. So, shout out to James N Kelly. You’ve helped me get the table of my dreams.

It’s beautiful. I’ve still got some staining to do, but I’m obsessed. I’ve never wanted to cry over a piece of furniture until now.

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Isn’t it amazing?! I think I’m going to stain the top, but the legs are just so pretty I can’t bear to paint over them.

On to the chairs. I’m slightly bonkers so I decided that my dining room chairs could be too.

My mom scored four beautiful chairs at an antique mall. There are two dark brown and two light brown. Two captains chairs and two armless. The booth she got them from was 75 percent off, and she ended up getting all the chairs for around $70. Happy Birthday to Amy.

I decided to reupholster them all with the same fabric. I want my new space to be very colorful, and the fabric I found is just as wild and bright as I imagined. (Hobby Lobby – $32, paid $19.20)

This is my first trip down the reupholstering road, and I’m still not sure. I unscrewed the seat and removed all the staples. Once it was down to the foam and wood, I measured the fabric and started stapling. The corners are tricky, but I’ll learn. Plus, if I figure out how to make a perfect corner I can just pull up the fabric and reattach. Overall, I’m happy with the way it turned out. 1 down, 3 to go!

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