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Now that I’ve upped my cable, I’ve logged way too many hours of HGTV and DIY. I love the before/after shots, I love the simple explanation of how to do something, the show-off of cool tools. What I tend to forget, though, is the magic of TV editing. These shows make you think a little sandpaper and paint make everything better. Well, sometimes.

In any event, my cable viewing made me feel up to the challenge of refinishing my dining room table. We have a black Pottery barn table, and I wanted it white.

The whole project started out OK. We moved the table outdoors. J showed me how to use his power sander. I went to town sanding. I stirred my paint. Found my paintbrushes. And then … one coat on, and helloooo rain! Seriously. Got to love South Florida weather. It was blue skies, then instant downpour. By the time we moved the table inside, the rain stopped.

Post-rain mishap, table was back outside, and after more work than HGTV made me believe, we had a white dining room table. I still need to so some touch-ups to the table, and I’m looking for new chairs, but all in all, I’m happy 🙂

Some things going around Casa de Pace:

New shelves JP made, to replace our bookcase.

Our second bathroom is now Caribbean Sunset. Yay!

My new bed headboard in progress! For some reason I don’t have a picture of the final product, but it’s done, so I’ll have to do that. (Actually, if you look very closely to the upper right of the first pic of the shelves, you can kind of see it in action!)  We had a 15-panel exterior door that we took down in favor of putting up a hurricane impact-resistant door. (That’s the smart thing to do when you live in SoFla, anyway.) I didn’t want to throw the door away, though. So now a few months later, this baby is my headboard!

As promised, a pic of the finished headboard!

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