Okay, some of you know me from FunkyBlueDandelion and you know full well that I'm a little off my rocker, right? This is a totally different blog than that one. This one is about...are you ready for it?...decorating. Let that sink in for a second. No, there will be no how-to's about turning your old records into clocks because a.) that's cheesy and b.) do you really think I'd be able to do that to a perfectly good piece of vinyl? My grandmother did that to a box of jazz 78s and I cried for a week.
Anyway, you know how when you're growing up you think about all the things you'd do to your house if you were in charge? As it turns out I live in the house where I grew up and I'm now in charge so some of those things are going to be happening. I don't think I'll be able to pull off the overhead aquarium in the secret passageway (architects just don't plan for secret passageways in the average split level, the philistines) but there are some things that I'd like to do to make the place a little cosier and you're welcome to come along.
So where did this come from? My secret (okay, not secret now) addiction is DIY decorating blogs and about a week ago I stumbled across this tutorial about painting dining room furniture. I have a dining room table in my kitchen that I love (it's oval and beautiful and did I mention I love it?) but it's definitely seen better days and is in desperate need of refinishing before it's moved into our currently empty dining room that used to be our living room. Our living room is now downstairs (DH remodeled it last winter) and things are just changing all around. Another change? My birthday is coming up and while last year I asked for a marimba and a Bat Boy bobblehead this year I want a Lowe's gift card. Dude, I'm scaring myself.
Okay, so, I'm going to start off with refinishing a small free standing cabinet in my kitchen this week so prepare yourselves. Any questions or comments, feel free to email me at funkybluedelphinium (at) gmail (dot) com. Have a great week and barring any chemical burns or major disasters I'll post the before and after soon.