Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Daydreams vs Reality

One of the things I love most about my old house is it's dining room. I never lived in a home with a proper dining room, most had dining areas and some had eat-in kitchens. And when we purchased this home years ago my Mother was living with us so we used the dining room as our family room so there would be room for Mother. It was only after we moved back into our home about 3 years ago that I finally had a dining room. I've spent countless hours over the last 20 odd years daydreaming about this:And sometimes I'd daydream about dining rooms that looked like this:


Once we moved back in I especially started to daydream about these:
With all that daydreaming of mine what have I ended up with? Good question! This is what I ended up with, a thrifted, neglected, abused, unloved, very dirty, old, broken down sideboard purchased from the Summerville Flea Market for $50 a few months back. I have since decided I paid way too much! It lives on my porch and helps to round out my white trash decor to adore so we can fit in with our neighbors lest they find out we're not really from around here you know...
Sorry the picture is so small but trust me, this baby doesn't improve with enlargement! It's a big project and we've (my darling Mr Darcy and me) just started tackling it. In case you're wondering when the best time to start a big furniture rehab project is, let me clue you in, the absolute best time is as soon as the weather turns too cold to work outside and it's less than two weeks before a major holiday! *smiles*


13 comments:

Darlene said...

Oh girl you are CRACKING ME UP!!! I can't hardly tell what it looks like but I bet with a bit of hard work it is going to be GORGEOUS!!! Yeah, right before a holiday is always the best time to start something...isn't it?!?!

Melissa Wertz said...

I thihnk this is a perfect time for you to start! It is beautiful. I can see lot's of potential. Is it sturdy?

Thistledew Farm said...

I see the possibilities of the wore out linen chest - think how great it will be when you're done! Sigh.....

The Berry's Patch said...

Hehe. You're a crack up. If I win the lottery this weekend, I'll buy you one of those dining room sets...okay? So pray that I win. :-)

Oh, and I totally see potential in the buffet. Have fun!

Shannon said...

It is going to look great when you are finished!!

Lorrie said...

I can hardly wait to see how this turns out. Starting before the holidays will give you a certain incentive to finish fast!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

I think it looks like a pretty cute piece! You'll have to post what you end up doing about it & let me know when you do!

Daphine said...

LOL on your post today! Sorry!
I did try to enlarge the picture ...it really doesn't look bad to me though.

Funny post! Thanks for the entertainment!

Susie Harris said...

You are just the sweetest thing ever! I think that sideboard will look beautiful when yall finish. I hope you keep us posted on its makeover. You are too funny~

Deb said...

I think it's has beautiful bones,I too tried to enlarge it. I'm sure you two are on your way to a very lovely piece. Thanks for stopping in, I'm always happy meeting new people. Deb

Darlene said...

Hey girl,
I am putting my tree up today but I haven't had a proper "tree fluffing" class yet.....hope I get it fluffed right!!!....LOL

Lorrie said...

Hi--Glad you got a kick out of Wanda! She is pretty funny. How's the sideboard refinishing coming along?

Lisa said...

I am looking forward to seeing the "after" shot. Even with a tiny picture, there appears to be much potential for a treasure.