Wow, what a weekend. It is very sad that it is coming to an end so quickly. There isn’t a lot that is finished, but we have a great start on a few things.

Thomas wide bookcase

The plan is courtesy of Ana at Knockoff Wood. She is amazing! This is a PB design and we are planning on building at least three of these. We just wanted to test one and see how it turned out. It currently has one coat of oil-based PB decorators white paint. I can’t believe how long it takes oil paint to dry! The second coat should go on tomorrow and once we get it upstairs I will post an update. That was project #1 for the weekend.

I’ve also been dreaming about these tables as bedside tables, but couldn’t bear to spend that much. Besides, I want white ones and these are 26″ in diameter (too big).

Pottery Barn Rustic Pedestal Accent Table

Well, on Saturday I was shopping for fabric at Hobby Lobby and look what I found on the clearance aisle.

Candle holder

Not just one, but two! They were marked down from $69.99 to $23.99. I wasn’t sure if they would work, but I decided to give it a go. I purchased two 15″ round table tops from Lowe’s for less than $7 each on my way home. (In my excitement, I also forgot to look for untreated 4x4s – see wooden buoy post).

Precut wooden table top

The candle holders were a bit too tall so Matt & I cut them off with the hack saw. I primed them and secured the top with silicon (the candle holders were made of some type of resin). The silicon is still drying so I probably won’t be able to paint them until later this week. I’ll publish an update post when they are complete.

Still needs paint

Somehow I also finagled Matt into moving the bedroom furniture around. We are planning on building some type of bookcase to go where the white table is but for now it looks better than the tall dark dresser we had there.

Moved the chair to this corner. Hung the curtain rod and added the long drapes. We are still in need of wall decor, especially above the bed. I’m working on hanging shelves, which should go up in the next few days. For now though, it is getting closer to feeling like a beachy retreat.

Drop cloth drapes

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