After a long and somewhat restful holiday, I’m back. I hope you have been enjoying your summer, even if you have been having rather questionable summer weather, like we have in Ottawa.
I didn’t entirely rest during my holiday at my cottage, as there is always lots to do there, but we did get more down time in this summer, as compared to previous years. And I’m excited that we will be continuing the three year long process of replacing the rustic log deck railing (that is literally falling apart) with more of the modern aluminium and glass railing that we started last year. It’s part of my quest to have pieces that are less maintenance, I’m sure it will eventually pay off
Hubby spent most of his time working on some exterior plumbing and yearly roof maintenance and I was happy to get a few more painting projects done. I even managed to buy another item that needed some love, as if I didn’t have enough items already around to refinish or repaint. It all started when my daughters came up for the weekend and we made a little trip to Renfrew. We popped into Pick-it-fence, which is such a great store, and managed to find ourselves in the second hand area at the back of the store. I just couldn’t resist this adorable little piano stool.
I just can’t seem to resist a little stool, as I always see it as double duty piece, a stool and/or a side table. So, home it came. My daughter immediately said it had to be the same happy colour as the small china cabinet that I recently refinished. Read about that makeover here.
And so with those instructions, I was off. I didn’t even give it a sanding as it was in good shape and I think the white paint was pretty recent. So out came the latex paint (I didn’t transform it into chalk paint this time) and with a soft brush I gave it two thorough coats of paint. Easy as pie!
For it’s first job it got to hold my cup of tea and the last of the cupcakes from our weekend celebration
I love that it can be either a stool or a little table, and predict that it will be well used. A pretty and practical piece, in a bright and happy colour!