Monday, October 08, 2007

Smiles & update on the table

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JO at Neere An Dear Creations & Designs has given me a "You Make Me Smile Award". Thank you! What a great thing it is to make someone smile. I wish I could see all you you out there smiling at your computers. I think it's so funny when I go by someone's cubicle at work and they are staring at the monitor with a big smile on their face...I know they're not working!

I'm supposed to send this on to 10 other bloggers that make me smile but I'm not going to do that. I know, I'm a party-pooper. I just have a hard time passing these on for two reasons. I hate to single out a few blogs because there are so many I like and I would hate to send this to someone who hates getting tagged. All your comments make me smile, so if you've left me a comment I would like to give this award to you.

Just to update you all on the table from yesterday's post. I have decided to paint it! I love it and I can't imagine selling it but if it's going to live in my house it must painted! I'm not an expert in antiques but from what I understand, is that you never want to paint an old painted piece and I would never do that. If I ever wanted to I could strip the paint off this table and refinish the wood so I'm not ruining the table by painting it. Hopefully this weekend I will get started on it!

17 comments:

Robyn said...

COngrats on that tag! But it is true girly your posts and pics always make me smile! Thanks for the update and can't wait to see what the table looks like once you are done. Beautiful I am sure!

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Good for you, Cindy, I was hoping you would decide to paint. I'm not sure I get the whole outrageous "value" of antiques anyway.... If painting that table white makes you happy.....then you go girl!!

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

I am glad you followed your heart!

Laurie & Sloan said...

I agree with the rest, paint it! I never got why people became so outraged when a piece got painted, its about what makes you happy and if you didn't paint it, it would stick out like a sore thumb, can't wait to see the piece finished and in your beautiful place!

Anonymous said...

It's your table do what you like. Not to be picky but that isn't an antique anyway...it would have to be 100 yrs old right? I love your table. I agree with rosie if painting it makes you happy get that paint brush out!
Best,
Kathy

Linda's Blue Gate said...

yeah..... I can't wait to see it. It is beautiful now but when you get done.... it will be..... GLORIOUS....

Dana said...

I agree with you and the others, It's yours, you paid for it,if you want to, paint it! It's going to be beautiful!!

Rosemary said...

Hi Cindy,
Congrats on your award!! Glad to know that you will be painting that table. It will look beautiful painted. Can't wait to see a picture when it is all done.
Rosemary

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Good for you Cindy. If you want that table painted. . . that's all that matters!!

Blessings!

Alexandra, Writing & Baking Enthusiast said...

I'm sure it's going to look simply lovely.
Alexandra

Anonymous said...

I bet the table will look beautiful painted especially with glaze in the design areas. I can't wait to see it!

~elaine~

Gail McCormack said...

Yay Cindy that's what I always say, if you want to paint it do, you can always have it stripped back to the original timber if you want...good for you! Imagine if we had ALL timber finished furniture everywhere...oh yuk, or imagine if we had ALL painted furniture everywhere oh yuk again...it all evens out doesn't it? just do what you feel is right

lucinda said...

I can't wait to see it!

Terri and Bob said...

My resources tell me that anything over 25 years old is an antique. That means I am an antique nearly 2X over. Not a pleasant thought.

Lynda said...

I'm glad you decided to paint the table. The "to paint or not to paint" issue is always a hot topic. There are purists who feel you should never paint old furniture. That works if you're buying pieces to resell or to increase their value. But a piece that you've bought to grace your home should be finished the way you want it and if you want it white, then paint it white. Just be sure to let us see the end result. ~ Lynda ♥

(ps ~ Congratulations on your award!)

Anonymous said...

Cindy, Whatever you do to it will look stunning! Cheryl

Tea Time and Roses said...

It is true Cindy, your blog does indeed make me smile... I know whatever you decide to do it will be just beautiful!!

Smiles...

Beverly