A Soon-to-be Mama Joins the Crew


So this past weekend wasn’t a total wash.  Meg was busy prepping for her brother’s 40th birthday bash on Sunday, Lauren’s poor, little girl was sick with a fever, and my son had a baseball tournament.  However, Meg and I were able to squeeze two hours of work in on Saturday.  While Lauren wasn’t able to join us, we were pleasantly surprised to discover another guest in our work space.  Let me explain…

I showed up at Meg’s house and walked straight to the backyard. I opened the fence and started through the hedge-lined walkway, when out of nowhere, a bird swooped in between us and squawked clearly telling us that we were invading her home.  Meg decided to check out the hedges and sure enough, found three little blue eggs. I’ve never seen anyone jump up and down so excitedly flapping their arms.  We named our soon-to-be mama friend, Robin, since we will be spending a lot of time sharing our space.  Robin’s perfect blue eggs are appropriately named Lovely 1, Lovely 2, and Lovely 3.  Check out their first photo below (unfortunately, Robin wouldn’t sit still for the picture, thus she missed out)!


After all that excitement, it was time to get to work.  We couldn’t wait to use the Annie Sloan chalk paint on our two end tables.  We decided to go with “Old White”, which is a soft cream color.  Our first brush strokes were filled with cautious optimism- afterall, we had a lot banking on this! Sure enough, it went on like a dream!  Proudly, we have some pictures to display.   Here is a before and after shot of the adorable end tables we worked on.  Actually, it’s not a true “after” shot.  We painted, sanded and waxed the drawer.  With our time running short, we decided we’d wax the rest of the table at a later date.  That is why when you look closely, the drawer is slightly darker than the rest of the table.

before side table

after side table

Meg was feeling inspired, so she worked on this darling child’s chair, too.  It’s still a work in progress, but it’s coming along nicely.  Hope you enjoy the before and “almost” after pics.

before children's chairchildren's chair

A friend of mine (Hi, Shelly!) said it would be a perfect time-out chair.  What a great idea!  We’ll post the finished product soon.

In other news, I started to paint the second end table and a chair last night and we are working again tomorrow night for a couple hours.  This Saturday is the date we’ve had on the books for a while now.  Like an assembly line, we are going to knock out LOVELY pieces left and right!  One of us will try to get a blog post up after the weekend for all of our followers and potential buyers ;).

Before I leave you, I thought I’d mention that while sitting down to write this blog today, Corrine Bailey Rae’s song, “Turn the Records on”, started playing in my head.  I think it’s perfect for our new, precious baby lovelies and a delightful summer knocking at our door.

Three little birds sat on my window,

   And they told me I don’t need to worry.

Summer came like cinnamon

So sweet….

Wishing you all things lovely,



8 responses »

  1. What delightful words….and love the blue robin eggs! The end table looks great, huge improvement from what it was!

  2. The before & after photos for that end table are pretty wild. Glad to see the results on these early pieces are already matching the vision you had for them.

    • Thanks, Gene! You can have first dibs on our furniture. You have been doing a lot of heavy lifting for us, after all!

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