July 12, 2012
Dining Room Table Takes on Farmhouse Look
Good morning friends. I'm getting myself back in the groove of things again since all of our company is gone. However, I sure do miss them. It was so wonderful having so much of our family here recently. Being in the military, the hardest thing for us is being away from family. Mr. JUNKtion and I both grew up together in the same little-bitty home town. In fact, the some of the land that my parent's and his parent's owned was connected. There was a pond in the middle...half the pond was on our side and half was on there side. I know such a romantic story, huh? Growing up across the pond from each other. :)
But since we grew up together, most all of our family is still there...parent's, grandparent's, aunts, uncles, cousins, sisters, nieces, nephews, and the whole nine yards. So, it gets hard to be away from all of that, so getting to bring a bit of it to us was a real treat! Other things we miss terribly due to being in the military: good tex-mex food, Braum's ice-cream, and our church: LifeChurch.tv. There are certainly lots of military benefits, but those are the things that get to us the most.
Okay, moving on to something else I enjoy...refinishing furniture. Our dining room table and chairs were a hand-me-down from Justin's wonderful Uncle and Aunt (Barry & LaDonna). They gave us this table before we were even married. Let's just say they assumed we would get married since we only dated over 8 years...he says he was making sure I was the right one! At the time they gave it to us, we didn't even have a place for it so we stored it in my parent's attic. Then, once we got married, we lived in a teen-insy little-bitty apartment with no dining room, let alone room for a large table and chairs. Finally though, we got to start using it in our house when we were stationed in Utah, about 5 years ago. It is a super sturdy piece, but I gotta tell you, I wasn't in love with the golden look of it. I had it on my personal project list for years, but it's hard to work on something for me, when I know I can be working on a piece to sell to create a little extra income for our family. Needless to say, while the hubby was gone for 6 weeks, I decided to tackle it. Here's the before and after:
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