Monday, September 29, 2014

Living Room Shelving

A few months ago, I posted about an empty spot behind the couch. Well, we decided to go with shelves but the next step was to find the right size and color. We found some large ones on steep discount at restoration hardware. The shelves were listed as "reclaimed" but when they came in the mail, they were painted to look reclaimed but they looked very fake. My husband spent the next two days sanding them and revealved beautiful wood underneath! No idea why they chose to paint them!

I printed some photos I have taken and am really happy with how it turned out!

BUT now I have this empty spot that we need to fill. I am not sure what to put here:

I have looked and looked and I think that one day I will just stumble upon it. Whatever it is :)

Monday, September 1, 2014

Rubio Monocoat on Restoration Hardware Reclaimed Wood

Thought I would stop in and give an update on the table! The table, from Restoration Hardware, was unfinished wood. A few weeks ago, we set a glass of water on the table and it left a very clear ring and we decided it was time to better protect the top. We did a bunch of research and decided to go with Rubio Monocoat natural oil finish in clear/pure (no, they are not sponsoring me or know I am writing about them).

Application was pretty simple and although we were a little sad that it made the table darker, it is well worth it to have the table to protected. Water now just pools on the top layer.

Soon I will be updating about the couch corner!