October 31, 2012

One thing leads to another!

We talked several months ago about the freebie tables that I re-did here and here. Then we made our new coffee table and decided we wanted matching side tables that were the right height, that matched….so on and so on.

The freebie tables were living in the living room so we needed to relocate them. We decided the perfect spot for them would be in the guest room because we didn't have any night stands in their and the bed in there is the exact same stain as the tables. Eventually, we'd be moving my dresser down there and the stain is the same on that  - so it'd be like a matching set.

The guest room isn't very big so its hard to photograph it – but I gave it a shot. This is the view when you are standing in the doorway. To the left is a closet with bi-fold doors and to the right is a window.

The Freckled Redhead - Guest Room
This is what you see when you stand to the left of the bed – it’s the dresser that matches our lovely bed set. ( Note sarcasm )

The Freckled Redhead - Guest Room

We thought it would be no big thing – just put the nightstands on each side of the bed, no big deal. Well, if you scroll up, one was already in place and when we put the other one in place it made it impossible to open one of the closet doors. That wasn't going to work – Mr.B has all his work stuff in this room and uses that closet daily.

When he left for work – I got to work. I whipped out my EZ-Moves and started doing a little switch-a-roo. Yes, I legit have a set of EZ-Moves last year for Christmas we did as seen on T.V. gifts – my family knows me too well and they care about my back – bam!

So after a little shimmy and shaking – here’s what we were working with. Notice anything different? While I was putting my EZ-Moves underneath the dresser the mirror that wasn't attached fell off and broke – but the mirror part was safe. Thank god who knows how many years of bad luck that would've been!

The Freckled Redhead - Guest Room
The placement worked really well because there was more room in front of the closet for Mr.B and the nightstands fit and the room just felt bigger. I hung up some curtains because the one I had up just wasn't working for me.

The Freckled Redhead - Guest Room
Max is always ready for his close up and thought this was a photo shoot. Sorry to disappoint shorty.

The Freckled Redhead - Guest Room
Both nightstands fit comfortably and I will move the lamp from the living room once we figure out what were doing.  I’d also like to purchase some shams and some pillowcases so that we can a more finished looking going on in here.

The Freckled Redhead - Guest Room
I folded up that quilt that we had laying around and laid out the comforter to make it look nicer. Kota lays on this bed while Mr.B is getting ready for work so it was kind of there for that reason. He sheds a ton so it was easier.

I also brought the curtains out past the window a little bit on each side to make the window feel bigger. If the pole was up higher it would be less obvious because you can see where the molding ends – but I was working with what was already there.

The Freckled Redhead - Guest Room

House projects and DIY usually lead one project into another because it’s a domino effect. We are happy with our progress in the living room and just need to figure out what our lamp situation is – ready made or DIY.

Of course I’ll keep you updated on what we decided and if we end up DIY’ing them I’ll show ya how we ended up doing them.

Do you love to rearrange rooms? I sure do!

October 30, 2012

Ikea Love’s

I hope that everyone is safe and sound and that the Frankenstorm didn't cause to much damage! Stay safe!

We don’t have an Ikea that is close by at all – and they aren't just a couple of hours away they're like FAR. Whenever I get any catalogs from stores like Ikea, Ballard Designs, Pottery Barn I love to scour through them and see their vignettes because they can be inspirational.

I decided to put together some of the things I would love to get my hands on from Ikea. I’m sure if I were in a store I’d want everything because they are totally overwhelming. So here are a few of the things from the catalog that I liked. ( By the way just click on any of the pictures and it’ll take you right to the product page on Ikea’s website! )

I’m loving this Isala Side Table – the lilac color is awesome and in the catalog it's used in a bedroom. I think the storage underneath would make it an awesome night stand.

The Freckled Redhead - Ikea loves
Next up is the Storsele chair. I love the lines and how it looks like an old bamboo chair and how high the back is. Love, love and more love – I would probably spray paint this a bright color or keep it black and put an awesome cushion on it in a super cool pattern.

The Freckled Redhead - Ikea loves
The Isala laptop table is from the same line as the first table. I think I’m drawn to these tables first because I love purple and this lilac shade is awesome and secondly because they have great lines. They look like they could be something that was in your grandmother’s house because the legs have so much detail. A cute crystal knob on this would look so charming.

The Freckled Redhead - Ikea Loves
This is the Ikea PS 2012 fabric in blue. It is a fleece and the pattern is indented in I just think it looks so cool when you can see it 3-D in the catalog. ( I’m not sure it reads to well on the screen )

The Freckled Redhead - Ikea Loves
Flat file storage makes my heart pitter patter – and this Alex drawer unit is sweet. I’d love to have this in my office – there are endless possibilities for personalizing it. I’d probably take off the wheels and add some cool feet. ( This also comes in white )

The Freckled Redhead - Ikea Loves
The Brukbar glasses are so cool. The green have a sort of ombre effect because the bottom is darker and it gets lighter and I love all the little bubbles. They’re only $1.49 a piece so you wouldn't mind if one broke in the dishwasher or if you dropped it and they are a great size!

The Freckled Redhead - Ikea Loves
These Godta bowls are great! I love small little bowls like this for putting snacks like chips, crackers and pretzels in. I also use them for putting condiments in for dinner – these ones are dishwasher and microwave safe.

The Freckled Redhead - Ikea Loves
These Tripp storage containers are so versatile. Put them on a shelf for display, use them as canisters in the kitchen, office storage, pantry storage – you name it!

The Freckled Redhead - Ikea Loves
I love this pillow cover – Alvine Raffla – the buttons are so cute and they’re a little offset so they don’t just go right down the middle. Love it!

The Freckled Redhead - Ikea Loves
Fur haters calm down, Johanna (Any Real Housewieves of Miami watchers?) – this is the Rens Sheepskin rug and I’m pretty sure at $29.99 its faux so no animals were harmed in the making of this rug. These are awesome thrown over a chair or used as rugs on each side of a bed. I've been lusting after these! ( Okay, maybe these are real it doesn't say faux – don’t hate me I’ll get the $9.99 faux ones )

The Freckled Redhead - Ikea Loves

Ikea is the epicenter for all the things you need and didn't know you need. I seriously hope they plan on building one in this area – pronto. It’s probably for the good of mankind my wallet that they aren't close because I’d spend some serious time and cash in there.

Do you love all things Ikea as much as I do?

October 29, 2012

Wax on, Wax off.

Last weekend was my first experience with paste wax and I was thrilled. I never ending up “finishing” my stenciled dresser because I liked the look of the stained wood and didn't want to poly it.

However, lately it’s been looking really dusty, but when you wipe it off it still looked cloudy. I decided to give the paste wax a try on it.

Here’s how it looked before I did anything to it. It didn't look bad, but leaving it unfinished just wasn't working out.

The Freckled Redhead - Stenciled Dresser

The Freckled Redhead - Stenciled Dresser
I took a wet rag and wiped the whole thing down so that I had a clean surface to work with. I didn't want dust particles getting mixed in with the wax and being on there permanently.

The Freckled Redhead - Stenciled Dresser

The Freckled Redhead - Stenciled Dresser
I just used an old rag and rubbed the paste wax on in a circular motion and then let it dry for a couple of minutes and went back over it with a clean rag and “buffed” it to get it nice shine.

It might be hard to tell but it definitely have it a richer deeper color.

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The top looks a lot better and I’ll be able to dust it off much easier and won’t look hazy.

The Freckled Redhead - Stenciled Dresser
It even brightened up the stenciled area where there was paint.

The Freckled Redhead - Stenciled Dresser
You can see how the color is popping in this picture and how the wood is really brightened up and brought out from one simple coat of paste wax.

The Freckled Redhead - Stenciled Dresser
Overall, I’m very happy with and it now that I know all the wonders of paste wax I’ll be using it a lot more!

One other thing I did in my office last weekend was to pair down what was going on. When I looked at this picture it just felt like too much! I have the one wall with the photo’s and then the other wall with the shelves but something felt like – too much.

The Freckled Redhead - Office
This just feels better. I moved the stuff around and eliminated some of the stuff on the desk – for the hundredth time.  I also removed the picture that was hanging to the left of the shelves.

The Freckled Redhead - Office
Between the desk with everything on it and then everything on the shelves and the walls it really just felt like to much - so I knew I needed to edit it.

The Freckled Redhead - Office
I want to move the shadow box or put something else over on that side and it will feel more balanced. It’s not a huge change but it makes a big difference – that side of the room doesn't feel to heavy. Now when I look at pictures it works for me.

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This is my favorite angle. It all works!

The Freckled Redhead - Office
Sometimes you need to let things live in a space before you figure out how they need to be finished off and that’s exactly what I did with my stenciled dresser. I’m glad I waited and found the perfect thing to finish it off.

You also need to be a ruthless editor because sometimes you can over crowd a space. (Especially when you are a borderline hoarder) Just know that what you take down doesn't need to be thrown out you can rotate what you have – I’m sure I’ll find a different spot to use that painting and if not I’m okay with that too.

Have you ever used paste wax before? Did you love it as much as I have?

October 26, 2012

Frankfurter Friday!

Whenever I'm working at my computer the little man usually needs to get on the desk and take a walk around and sniff everything. Then he'll usually just go to sleep underneath in his bed. 

The bed is from when he was a baby so that's why he's falling over the edge he's a bit bigger now but the temper pedic pillow in it is just so comfortable for him - haha.

I'm going to make him some of his favorite treats this weekend - I found the recipe here. I try to always have cans of pumpkin on hand because Max is very sensitive and Kota is a German Shepard and they're known for having sensitive stomachs that bloat easily. Kota gets himself worked up at work because he gets so excited so it  has come in handy several times. Pumpkin has been great for Max - but that is a story for another day.

The Freckled Redhead - Frankfurter Friday!

Mr.B was busy whipping up some more furniture for me this week so I have a few projects to work on this weekend.

I'll be back next week to show you all of that - Cheers to the freakin' weekend!

October 25, 2012

Big fatty listy listerson.

Mr.B and I are both very hands on. I’m the one who comes up with the design and he executes it – sometimes but not always. Basically, we are constantly seeing things we like and we end up wanting, building or getting it – so we are kind of all over the place.

That makes me panicky because the Interior Designer in me needs and wants everything to be perfect all the time. I hate the interim of things not being completely finished and perfect. I also like to think long and hard about doing something so that we don’t regret it later.

We have a lot of projects that are developing and brewing and some that are dying like an un-watered plant. So in the spirit of letting you in on these projects and trying to organize them in my mind here is our big fatty listy listerson.

Mudroom – we tackled some of our storage last winter and while we don’t hate it we wanted it to be more finished and complete looking.
  • Vertical wood paneling on the walls in a gray color
  • Big bench that has some storage in it for hats, gloves, scarves, etc.
  • Shoe storage – make our own shoe dresser like Ikeas.
  • Put our washer and dryer back in there
  • Add cabinets and counter top for adding storage and a folding spot for clothes
  • Hooks for coat storage
  • Tile flooring
Here’s what were working with now…on the right is a rack that holds shoes and a boot tray.

The Freckled Redhead - Mudroom
Kitchen – the kitchen is a big undertaking and will probably be doing in stages – a lot of stages.
  • Build a big hutch, kitchen table and corner cabinet
  • Build all of our own kitchen cabinets and reconfigure the layout – add island cabinets
  • Paint the walls
  • Re-do all the flooring in a darker hand scraped finish (Living room and hallways would have to be refinished also.)
Here is what we’re working with – when we added the new cabinet it definitely made the kitchen feel more functional, but we would still like to build all of our own cabinets and have a nice big island.

The Freckled Redhead - Kitchen
Living Room – we are almost done with the living room but there a few things.
  • Make matching side tables for couch and Mr.B’s chair
  • Add art work on the walls that couch is on
  • 2 matching lamps for new side tables
  • Flooring ( see Kitchen)
Here’s where we are at right now – once we add the matching side tables and some art work we’ll pretty much be finished in here.

The Freckled Redhead - Living Room
Bedroom- we haven’t done anything to our room since we moved in.
  • I want an upholstered headboard – Mr.B wants a wood one (We still need to figure this out)
  • Accent wall behind bed using pallets
  • Build dressers and side tables
  • Paint the walls a darkish gray color
  • Add artwork and other decorations to the walls (We purchased nice hooks awhile ago that still haven’t been hung up)
Here’s what we’re working with now – the bed frame is old and for a water bed, the dresser I re-did awhile ago and its my Great Grandma’s so we won’t be getting rid of it just relocating it to our guest room.

The Freckled Redhead - Bedroom

So that is our list as of right now but I should warn you that it changes daily or by the second depending on the day. We want to go room by room and try to stay focused to that were not jumping around and having a million unfinished things happening.

Of course I’ll keep you updated as we go.

Does your list of house stuff grow and grow and grow?

October 24, 2012

Mini updates

I mentioned that we made a few changes in the living room and you might have noticed them. The other night after Mr.B finished the table we were so excited so we brought it upstairs to see how it fit. I died laughing because it just seemed so big and neither of us thought to ever look at the measurements of the table.

I decided that it was nice and I liked it – but I wasn't digging the room. The rug just wasn't working and I had been telling Mr.B I wanted to put this other rug we had downstairs upstairs because it was the perfect size.

So this not the most recent picture – but that is the rug we originally had in there and I like the rug but it was just driving me nuts because it really wasn't the right size.

The Freckled Redhead - Living Room
I moved that rug under our kitchen table and love it there. It’s bigger so you can easily pull the chairs out and it makes it feel warm and cozy. Once we have a different table it will look even better!

The Freckled Redhead - Kitchen Table
So after I moved that rug I needed something in the living room and we had circle rug that I put in there and it was too small and just looked weird especially after I moved the trunk out of there. For some reason I never thought to take pictures, thank god, there’s no proof I did it!

I went to Target to check out the Nate Berkus stuff and ended up finding some awesome pillows. They are Threshold brand – they were on clearance for $12.98 and I was pumped. The front side is red and blue plaid and the backside is a blue velvet – LOVE.

Once we get the other side tables built we will relocate those ones and we still need to get some lamps. We also want to take down the wind chimes which just totally aren't working (I think I’ll go do that right now) and then move the sunflower ( my Mom doesn't understand why I have it that high – I liked it there before but now with the couch on that wall I guess I guess I don't) we want to add vertical art pieces to each side of the window – I want something with some red and yellows accents. I already add the red in the pillows I just need a couple more things to pull it all together.

The Freckled Redhead - Living Room

The Freckled Redhead - Living Room
You always get to see Max – so here’s a nice shot of Kota. He’s had a long week at work so he’s pretty tired just chilling on the couch. (No, I don’t actually like him on the couch but … the guys tired)
We added a bigger rug that we had on hand and it works so much better. The couch actually fits on it Mr.B’s chair fits on it.  It doesn't interfere with the fire place – perfection. It picks up the blue from the curtains but its dark enough that it grounds the whole room.

The Freckled Redhead - Living Room
Some other things to update you on is the chimney – its finally finished! WOOHOO! I know, I know – real exciting stuff. It’s completely parged on the outside and they added caps to the top. Bam!

The Freckled Redhead - Chimney
I showed you making my clay bowls here and I just wanted to update you on how the drying process went. They were mostly dry in 2 days and I was able to take them out of their bowls and let them sit and dry the rest of the way. So 4 days tops – and they were dried out.

The Freckled Redhead - Clay Bowl

So there are some updates for you – we have so many projects we want to tackle. I swear I have 30 ideas running through my head at all times – that’s why I’m addicted to notebooks people!
Make any small changes that had a big impact lately?

October 23, 2012

Oxidize my wood baby!

So yesterday we showed you the building process of our table. That part went really quick we picked up all the parts and pieces in the morning and by time I got home from work Mr.B already had it put together.
I also mentioned that we loosely followed this tutorial for oxidizing wood. I only say ‘loosely’ because I searched online a lot and found that everyone got mixed results from doing the same things. (Get ready for over 50 pictures – this was the longer part of the process!)

That night after Mr.B finished the table I got to work getting our brew together.
When we were at Lowe’s getting the rest of the supplies we picked up the steel wool. The tutorial we found specifically said the 0000 kind – so that’s what we got.

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I took one chunk out and then tore it up into pieces because it said that would make it do its work faster. I really tore mine in to pieces because we were so excited we couldn't wait to get it finished. I use vinegar for everything so we already had a huge jug of that – so I just filled the jars to the top and put the lids on.

The Freckled Redhead - X Coffee Table
So the first night after we came down to check on it – there had been some seepage. I guess I put a little too much vinegar and the lids were on a little too tight. So through the night some seeped out from the pressure in the jar. Then the next night I got it in my head I should flip them upside down so the steel wool was submerged. I woke up the next morning and almost all of the solution had leaked out onto Mr.B’s work bench. Good news – it turned it gray, bad news – my solution was soaked up by the towel!

Next time I get a bright idea I’ll definitely re-think it. I just put more vinegar in each jar and figured I’d cross my fingers and hope that it would still work. I was going to be using it the next day. Here’s how the solution was looking after 3 days – plus newly added vinegar. I think it was fine because the steel wool already was breaking down and sitting on the bottom.

The Freckled Redhead - X Coffee Table
Next up was making my batch of tea. The tannin's in the tea help cause the reaction. We had white wood so I knew we were definitely going to need one or two coats of tea so that we would get the color we wanted.

I used 9 tea bags total – 6 of them were regular Lipton’s tea and the other 3 were black tea from Wegman's  I boiled the water and then put my tea bags in there for 10-15 minutes.

The Freckled Redhead - X Coffee Table
After I squeezed them out this is what I was left with – very dark tea. That is exactly what I wanted I wanted to make sure that the tea was super strong so that it would work well with the vinegar solution.

The Freckled Redhead - X Coffee Table
The tea is important because of the tannin's as I mentioned. White wood doesn't naturally have a lot of tannin's in it- the bottom piece of this board I wiped the vinegar solution that was all over my towel. Yes, the color did change but it only made it deeper – it didn't give it the aged look.

The Freckled Redhead - X Coffee Table
I took a brand new kitchen sponge and rinsed it out really good. (I don’t know what’s on them to keep them soft when they’re new.) I just dipped it in my tea – squeezed it out a little and rubbed it on. You can obviously see where the tea was applied and where it wasn't.

The Freckled Redhead - X Coffee Table
The ends really absorbed it for obvious reasons. It is easy to forget the ends and the parts of the X so I made sure I had a pattern and so that I didn't forget any parts.

The Freckled Redhead - X Coffee Table

The Freckled Redhead - X Coffee Table
Here’s how it looked after 1 coat of tea. I let it dry for awhile and then I went back and did a second coat.

The Freckled Redhead - X Coffee Table

The Freckled Redhead - X Coffee Table
Here’s how it looked after the 2nd coat. It’s wet so it looks darker – I did 2 coats because I figured the more tea the better. It couldn't hurt to put too much. Looking at these pictures I see a few spots I didn't apply 2 coats too and those are the spots I had trouble with when I used the vinegar – it all makes sense now!

The Freckled Redhead - X Coffee Table
I made sure to really focus on the top and the shelves because those surfaces were larger so any uneven-ness would be most noticeable there. I also tried to squeeze a little tea out of the sponge and get it in all the cracks.

The Freckled Redhead - X Coffee Table

The Freckled Redhead - X Coffee Table
Here’s how it looked the next morning. It gives it a cloudy, soft touch kind of look. The knots definitely looked different – Mr.B said he thought it brought them out.

The Freckled Redhead - X Coffee Table
I kind of thought that it made the knots looked more soft – there was definitely an almost hazy look to it. It didn't feel dirty or hazy though.

The Freckled Redhead - X Coffee Table
In this picture it does look like the knots are richer, darker looking.

The Freckled Redhead - X Coffee Table
I did a test piece because I was a little nervous with how it was going to come out. The left side was one coat of the vinegar after 5 minutes – and the right side was 2 coats. After we did the test piece we were no less nervous and we thought we’d definitely need 2 coats.

The Freckled Redhead - X Coffee Table
Here is the first coat right after I put it on. I definitely had a sigh of relief when I saw it turn right away. The board I tested I put 2 coats of tea on but they didn't have as much drying/sitting time.

The Freckled Redhead - X Coffee Table
The ends turned dark immediately. I think because they soaked up so much tea there were no problems where they were concerned. I used the same sponge I wiped the tea on with. I figured the tea on the sponge would only help my application. I just dipped the sponge in the jar and squeezed it out a little. I also had gloves on when I did this - I have sensitive skin and even though its vinegar some sort of chemical reaction happened so you never know.

The Freckled Redhead - X Coffee Table
I also made sure to try to squeeze some of the solution out onto the top so that it would get into the cracks. The board on the left is right after I put it on and the board on the right had sat for probably 5 minutes. (Honestly, how you can even focus on the table when that cute little face is looking at you?)

The Freckled Redhead - X Coffee Table
After one coat it was looking pretty good. I stepped back and was so pleased it was turning out exactly how we wanted it too! Most of the cracks changed color but some stayed the white, but I was fine with that. If this wood aged outside naturally it wouldn't be perfect.

The Freckled Redhead - X Coffee Table
The one end had a little knot in it so it didn't really change color – but it was kind of cool because it added character to the table.

The Freckled Redhead - X Coffee Table
After seeing those other pictures of after my tea application I think I neglected to get this spot twice – because it put a fight in oxidizing. I just had to apply more tea and then apply more solution a couple of times. I was getting kind of bummed because I thought it was going to ruin the whole look.

The Freckled Redhead - X Coffee Table
I think this was part of neglect also – you can bottom part of the X the top board stayed pretty light and the right leg on the inside did also.

The Freckled Redhead - X Coffee Table
Mr.B came home and saw it and was thrilled. We liked the color but decided that a second light coat probably wouldn't hurt and we needed those other boards to even out. So I took my same sponge and dipped it in tea and just focused on all those spots –and then while the tea was soaking in I did a light coat over the whole thing.

The Freckled Redhead - X Coffee Table
The second coat darkened it up a little bit and evened it out. I was able to remedy my few spots that wouldn't turn and we were thrilled will how it was looking.

The Freckled Redhead - X Coffee Table
This is the board that I couldn’t get to oxidize – and after I let the first coat dry for a little while and then put some more tea and solution it worked fine.

The Freckled Redhead - X Coffee Table
Initially when I saw the problem I was dipping the sponge in tea and then immediately putting more solution and it did turn gray a little bit but it was still lighter. I think the key was walking away let it dry – apply straight tea and then let it soak in and apply more solution.

The Freckled Redhead - X Coffee Table
You can see in this picture how it darkened it up and made the color more even.

The Freckled Redhead - X Coffee Table
This is how it looked in the morning – don’t pay attention to the back right corner – Mr.B started paste waxing it before I got some pictures.

The Freckled Redhead - X Coffee Table
We had good even coverage – a soft gray – it makes the wood look like it would literally be soft to touch.

The Freckled Redhead - X Coffee Table
You can see here that the ends ending up evening out much better – woohoo!

The Freckled Redhead - X Coffee Table
Here’s looking at it from the opposite direction – the inside of the right leg was the one of the pieces that wasn't oxidizing.

The Freckled Redhead - X Coffee Table
We did one coat of the paste wax – we applied it with some old t-shirt rags. We made sure to really rub it in.

The Freckled Redhead - X Coffee Table
We did another coat – and then took a clean rag and “buffed” the whole thing. I think the buffing part was the most important step because it really shined it up and gave it a hard coat. ( Max was there for moral support – and to pick up everything off the floor he could find.)

The Freckled Redhead - X Coffee Table
The top looked awesome after we had it all buffed. It was so shiny and beautimous looking.

The Freckled Redhead - X Coffee Table
We made sure to get the tops, bottoms, fronts and backs of all the parts and pieces on the X. We spent the most time on the shelf and the top because those would be the two spots that got the most wear and tear.

I never used paste wax before this weekend – but it is my new favorite thing EVER. It is so awesome – it is definitely more work than poly but the finish that it gives a piece is so awesome. You run your hand over it and its smooth and soft.

The Freckled Redhead - X Coffee Table
The piece de resistance was the hardware that went on each corner. They didn't have them in black at Lowe’s so Mr.B spray painted them with RustOleum’s hammered in black. He also got some nails and spray painted them black too – he did 3 coats because he knew when he hammered them into place it might chip a little so he wanted thicker coverage.

The Freckled Redhead - X Coffee Table
The metal on the side really adds to the rustic, beat up, barn wood feel of the piece. We are even contemplating adding a few more of the brackets to the undersides so it looks like there holding the top part up. I’ll let ya know if we decide to do that.

The Freckled Redhead - X Coffee Table
Ohh yeahh – sweet yeahh!

The Freckled Redhead - X Coffee Table
We couldn't wait to bring it upstairs. We bought the baskets at Lowe’s – they’re Allen & Roth they were on clearance and they aren't on their website anymore. We had one of those baskets in our mudroom because they are meant to be used in their storage towers – Mr.B tried it out underneath the other night and they fit perfectly.

The Freckled Redhead - X Coffee Table
The rest of the pictures are self explanatory. I put my runner that I talked about purchasing here on the table and it looks perfect.

The Freckled Redhead - X Coffee Table

The Freckled Redhead - X Coffee Table

The Freckled Redhead - X Coffee Table

That’s all she wrote! We are so happy with it and we can’t wait to make side tables to match to go on each side of the couch. Don’t worry – we already have a plan for what were going to do with the freebie tables I talked about here and here.

You might have noticed some other changes in the living room – I’ll be back later in the week to talk about those. Also, stay tuned for the side tables – we’re also going to make a matching side table for Mr.B’s recliner so we’ll let you know how that goes.

What do you think – would you try oxidizing wood?
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