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Soooooo, I showed a tired old table a little love and now I'm ready for a nap.

Now that we're a couple of weeks into the new school year (gosh, but how I love September!) I feel it safe to say that the kids seem to be adjusting rather nicely to their schedules and by nicely I mean:

  • They have gotten up on time
  • Remembered to get dressed
  • Eat breakfast
  • Aaaaaand, to open the storm door BEFORE trying to exit the house

The fact that their mother (that would be me) still seems to be going through some freaked-out and totally irrational form of latent-nesting, not so much.

My son started his freshman year in high school and his middle sister will most likely be settled into her college dorm room, this time next year (please excuse me while I take a moment to collect myself, because....MY BAYYYYYBEEEEE!!!!....okay, I'm much better now, thanks).

My youngest will also be a teenager by then (this would be a good time to get a beverage, a snack, or something, because....MY BAYYYYYBEEEEEZ!!!!....ugh, moving on), don't you think it's sort of weird for me to be all, like....oh hey guys, where you going, come on in, sit down and stay a while....g'head and make yourselves comfy-cozy, m'kay?!?

Fixing up stuff so they actually....you know....want to hang around, just a little while longer....pleeeeeeeease?!?!?!?

For example:  this weekend, I was going through the garage (I hate it when they don't reload the toilet paper roll and won't miss that one bit!) and I came across this tired old table.

Tired old table
Poor tired old table, I know how you feel :(

Because no table should look this sad (or tired) and I didn't have the heart to throw it out, so I decided to transform it into a cozy tableau of cottage-style comfort that is totally nap-worthy!

Tired old table 2
First, I showed this poor tired old table some love with a little spray paint.

I love the relaxed feel of beach-inspired white cottage-style furniture and, now that we've repainted the girls' bedroom (recap: all three of my daughters share the same bedroom...like, all together...at the same time...and everything) I thought to myself...SELF!!!...how cool would this table look against the lavender-gray-ish walls?!?

Tired old table 3
After giving it a speckled sort of glaze with a glossy blue I found hanging out in the same box with the white paint (confession: we're paint hoarders) and then spraying over the blue with white again.

I then added a few finishing touches to the wall, just above the revamped table, with decals and after cursing in both English and Hungarian (wall decals are the devil, YO!)

Tired old table no more
She ain't no tired old table, no more :)

I was more than thrilled with the outcome.  Seriously, we're talking ME here.

Prettiful tableHonestly, I was absolutely stunned...did I mention...I did this?!?  Even the girls were all like...wait...YOU did this, all by yourself...for real, mom?!?

Enter here who wish to slumber
Welcome to the coziest room in the house, feel free to kick off your shoes and....Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Sooooo, there you have it:  a cozy tableau of cottage-style comfort that is totally nap-worthy and would you believe it took longer to write this post?!?!? 

Goodnight, Holly
Goodnight, Holly.

In fact, my oldest JUST got home from work and all I can say is...MOVE OVER, ROVER...all this awesome is extremely tiring.

Good thing it doesn't happen all that often, eh?!?

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