So tell me, what do these two pieces of furniture have in common?
Maybe more than you think:
1. They both are furniture. (Duh.)
2. They both have drawers. (Another Duh.)
3. They both belong to me. (Maybe Duh but you didn’t know if I just borrowed it or not.) (Duh.)
4. This list is really Duh.
See, I’ve been wanting a nightstand to add to my bedroom. I’ve never had a complete matching bedroom set, and that’s really not a problem with me because I’m more of an eclectic person anyway. But I’m afraid my furniture is probably too eclectic to even be eclectic. It probably plain long clashes.
While we were in Tennessee for a family reunion …. did I even tell you we were in Tennessee? I bet you saw my header up there ^ and thought we have beautiful fall leaves here too. You didn’t think that?? Good! Whew!
Well, let me just tell you, it is still green here. We should be getting a hard frost in the next couple of weeks or so. I just picked 6 lovely jalepeno peppers from our garden the other day plus several green bell peppers. And we have ornamental corn that has tiny ears on it although that probably won’t actually have time to ripen before the weather gets cold.
We live in the semi-tropics I tell you and we just don’t have hardwoods that turn brilliant colors. The Bradford pears usually have spectacular color once a hard frost comes. If they haven’t all defoliated (?) by then.
So while were on our way to Tennessee I openly drooled over the brilliant colors and was sad that I couldn’t take more pictures. Surely at the campground there would be lots to photograph. We ate a picnic lunch at a lovely rest area.
Once we got to the campground west of Nashville, we noticed most of the colorful leaves were already on the ground so I gave up that dream.
And I only took 2 pictures at the reunion. Here is one of them:
My uncle Harold bravely striding back toward the main meeting room. He is a used car salesman and would be very happy to purchase a car for you if you need one. I’ve purchased the last 3 I’ve owned from him.
Anyway Lois and I went junk/antique shopping while were were there and I found a nice little night stand that someone had done a shabby-chic job on it. And I wanted to find one that I could paint and since this one had already been painted and I could just paint over it. Nice. $35. That was nice too.
And I found a tree:
But they had a No Trespassing sign so I didn’t go inside the fence.
So anyway, this past Saturday I finally had time to paint the nightstand. It is far from perfect but if you see it hopefully you’ll be far enough away to not notice the blemishes. I found antique gold paint at Walmart in the crafts which came pretty close to matching what was on the chest of drawers. And get this … the pulls on the chest of drawers are pewter. Pewter with antique gold?? It looks okay on the chest but the night stand (Yeah, the pulls are kind of odd here. They were left over from Lois’ bathroom when she decided she wanted black pulls after all.).
So now what do they have in common?
You probably don’t want me to start another list. Mine are kind of dumb.
And we’ve been to Tennesse and back.
And my bedroom furniture is still eclectic. See the footboard there? I’ve been wondering what that would look like painted black…..