Monday, 7 July 2014

Monday Made It. Finally!

So I have been devouring the blog posts for Monday Made It this summer, as in literally spent a week reading through EVERY single link - up. But then last week ...
no internet connection yet in the house AND I used up all my data on my phone.
I have been desperate to link up and couldn't.
So finally this week, we are connected and I am ready.

So unlike the rest of you lucky people, I am still in school. As in I still have 2.5 more weeks! For the past two weeks my hubby and I have been moving into our first new home. My made its for this week are all house related, but hopefully I can get some school stuff sorted in the near future, not that I'm remotely busy or anything.

So our new house was in good condition and didn't really need anything doing to it when we moved in. That is why it kind of appealed to us. We put the offer in in FEB and have been patiently waiting for 4 months to actually be able to move in.
4 months AFTER we had our offer accepted and had seen the house we finally got our keys and the house was a mess, like literally filthy. I don't think it had been clean since we had last seen it. 
Thankfully we had a week to get ourselves sorted.

 We managed to rope in a few extra helper to get the living room and dining room painted. I'm loving grey at the moment and wanted to also go for a country/rustic theme in the house.
Living room with a new coat of paint. Really want to get a new couch but it's feeling more homey already.

My most favourite purchase was this, not sure what to call it, from a flea market/vintage shop. I love the veggie crates as drawers. It is now in the living room and has all my baking equipment/ingredients in it. 
My 2nd made it is actually one of our first DIY projects. I bought a lovely pine table and 4 chairs from the previously mentioned shop.

The appeal for these tables and chairs were that they were sturdy and they were already sanded down, ready to be painted/varnished. It took us two weekends, 4 coats of varnish and 2 coats of paint ...

I love it! We haven't full decided what to do about the chairs. I think we'll end up painting them with the same white, but haven't fully made up our minds.

I can't wait to link up again next week as well as read everyone else's post.



  1. Hi Becky,

    Your table looks great!! You'll have to share a photo when you are finished with the chairs so we can see the final product. :)

    Love, Laughter and Learning in Prep!

    1. Thanks Lauren! I'm kind of dreading the chairs because they have some fiddly bits and I'm afraid of having globs of dried paint on them!

  2. Home made its are the best. That has been my life this summer I just haven't posted all the pics because it is a hot mess!!!! Thanks for linking up:) LOVE the gray color:)
    4th Grade Frolics

  3. Try Annie Sloan chalk paint for your chairs. You will spend less time and frustration and they will look amazing. Just my two cents :)
    This Old Art Room

    1. Thanks Kristin for the tip. I love the Annie Sloan colours but only one shop in my region sells it! I ended up going with Laura Ashley.
      I think it's my impatience that will make the chairs the hardest.

  4. Love the table! I'm working on my own table redo this summer! I agree with Kristin abou the chalk paint. It rocks!

    Keep Calm and Hoot On

  5. Your table turned out great!! I just finished my kitchen table too. I think I'm going to buy some cutesy, upholstered chairs to go with mine! Congrats on your house, it looks like it's coming together!
    Mrs. Masters’ Kinder Love