It’s Week 2 of the One Room Challenge and today we’re sharing a painted table, chairs, and a shed update!
As always, a big thank you to the One Room Challenge
and media partner Better Homes and Gardens for hosting this bi-annual inspirational event.
We’ve made a lot of progress this week. We installed and painted the baseboard trim in Valspar’s Du Jour,
finished painting the walls also in Du Jour, the floor in New Concrete,
and the rafters in Faint Maple.
The rafters took a while because I had to paint each side individually then sand each beam front and back.
My arms were definitely hurting but I love how they have rustic look to them now.
After so many delays and months of rain, it feels really good to able to walk around in the shed aka The Crowned Goat Cottage without bumping into projects or paint cans.
With the shell of the building complete, I’ve been turning my attention to furniture and furniture placement.
Given we blew the majority of our budget early on in the building process, I’m going to have to shop the house and grab pieces of furniture from our garage stash.
We’ve had this table in the garage for so long, I don’t even know how long we’ve had it or where it even came from.
While I wouldn’t say it’s in great shape, it’s in decent enough shape to be able to use it as a desk or a craft table.
Since I’m keeping the color scheme neutral, I decided to paint the table with Americana Décor Chalky Paint in Primitive which is one of my favorite greige colors.
We’ve used it in several places inside the house too.
To prep the table for painting, I used a medium bristle brush to remove any dirt, debris, or cobwebs. Then I carefully wiped everything down with warm water and mild dish detergent.
After that, I primed the entire piece and used three coats of Primitive on the top and two coats of Primitive on the bottom.
This photo is a little deceiving because it was super overcast when I took this picture. The table and paint color look whiter than the gray-brown color it’s supposed to be.
Once I brought the painted table into the shed though, you can definitely see the brown undertones.
It’s also a little smaller than I thought it would be too.
For some reason, I thought we would be able to fit 4 chairs around the table but at best, we’ll only be able to fit two.
I snagged these chairs from the dining room to see how they fit…
and this option from the breakfast nook.
Truthfully, I think I need to get the rest of the furniture in place first before I decide if I’m going to use this table and which chairs will make the cut.
Right now, I’m on the fence because the size isn’t what I expected.
I know it looks like there is plenty of room but the work station is supposed to go here because it’s over 7 feet long. This is basically one of two walls the work station can go on unless we float it in the middle.
Also, I don’t know if I’m going to keep the painted table this color either.
Here’s the rug I was thinking of using from our stash. I’m just worried it might blend in too much.
What do you think?
Other posts related to The Crowned Goat Cottage Makeover:
- The Crowned Goat Cottage – One Room Challenge Week 1
- The Crowned Goat Cottage Shed Update
- The Crowned Goat Cottage Metal Shed Plans