We feared mold or rotting wood, so we hired a cleaning service that cut a huge (did I mention HUGE) hole in our kitchen. Even with the fans they installed, it took three days dry out. What a nightmare!
Finally, it's all repaired! I'm in the process of decorating for fall (no, I couldn't wait any longer) so I'll show the kitchen all decked out, minus the big hole, next week. But for now, I wanted to share a little project I had been meaning to work on for quite some time.
Here's the before picture. I have a small side table that I though would look nice but it was really battered as you can see. It was given to my husband by the priest who married us; a very dear friend of the family who has gone on to be with the Lord.
So I sanded it and stained it a dark walnut color that matched out existing furniture much better. Here is the after picture. Sorry about the glare. I really need to learn how to take better pictures. Also, I've had my eye on a dark bronzed mirror at Kirkland's for quite a while now that would replace the display pictures. It retails at $39.99 and I missed the sale by a day when it was only $25! But being the bargain shopper that I am, I'll wait. I'm sure it'll go on sale again.
Here's a close-up of the table for now. However, I see pumpkins on it by the end of the week.
I'm linking up to Kristen's Share Your Creations Party.