Beaux R'eves

Monday, September 3, 2012

Truly a Labor Day

Happy Labor Day Everyone!  
I hope you all got a chance to relax and enjoy this unofficial end of the summer holiday.  We spent the weekend laboring up at our Colorado home.  We have been renting it out through a property management company for about eight months now.  There were a few big repairs to be made
- plumbing issues- 
 and a lot of small repairs that we could handle ourselves.
 While we were out at the new Lowe's
 (Yes, I was so excited to go to the new Lowe's) 
we spotted a Habitat for Humanity Restore.  I talked Mr. Beaux into stopping in for a look.  I was imagining a lot of building and plumbing supplies like in our local store, but this store was mostly furniture.  We browsed around and I spotted a few good finds. 

Beautiful print for the Great Room, only $35.00.

A really nice table for behind the sofa to replace the iron and glass one that the previous owners had left for us.  
I hated dusting it all the time.
Old table: (we ended up donating this one)
New table.  It was in great condition and it was a steal!
You might think that $160 is too much, but you also have to consider that this is in the High Country...  That means High prices too!!!
But our best find was two benches that were scratched and dated looking.  While we were talking to the couple that run the store we found out that benches sell like hotcakes.
  I can imagine why!  
Lots of uses for benches in ski country.  
Look at how scratched up the top is!
They were very substantial and  sturdy, and 
only $40 apiece.
Mr. Beaux sanded down both tops with his palm sander.  Looking better already!  
I made up my own concoction of  Chalk Paint by adding a small amount of  Unsanded Grout to Flat White Paint.  I wasn't sure that I liked the outcome of the first coat.  It was very thick and got thicker as time passed.  So I painted the second coat with the Flat Paint alone.  
It looked much better. 
 What do you think?
I found some pillows at Tuesday Morning (another newly opened store) on clearance.  Buy one on clearance and get one 50% off.  I love Labor Day Deals!  The throw is a Pendleton blanket that we found at the outlets in Monterrey.  
We stained the top with two coats of Minwax stain in Provencial and then Polyed the top with two coats of Gloss Polyurethane.  
I want to antique the white with wax but I will have to get to that next time we are up there. 
 Hey, any excuse to go back right?  
 And flanking the other window...
I'm going to be showing you some of the other projects that we tackled during the weekend and also give you a tour of our very special second home in the mountains of Colorado.

Until Next Time,
Beaux R'eves,
XO Cindy


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Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
 Kristin at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures
  Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays 
 Judy at DIY by Design

 Sherry at No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays
 Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
 From My Front Porch To Yours for Treasure Hunt Thursday
Poutpourri Friday at 2805

 Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Heather and Vanessa at At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
Diann at The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday

 Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday

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Jeannie-JB said...

Your faux chaulk paint bench looks fabulous! I love your blue and white pillows too.

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

Very nice. I like the white with the stain dark top

Heaven's Walk said...

Oh my gosh, Cindy! That house is amaaaaazingly beautiful! What views out the windows! You have styled it just fabulously, too! *sigh.....*!

xoxo laurie

Barb @ The Everyday Home (formerly Grits and Glamour) said...

Oh my goodness what a dream. What part of CO if you don't mind me asking. We lived in Broomfield for 3 years and spent many weekends traveling and camping the CO mountains. I miss it there. Thanks for sharing and I can't wait to see more. That fireplace is stunning!

It's All Connected said...

Anyone would be delighted to rent your place! ~ Maureen

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Wow, what a beautiful home. Love the benches and that sofa table is fabulous.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my word, what a fabulous home. Love the bench. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Anonymous said...

love them both. if you did not say you sand the bench i thought you put a new top on. looks good.ang

Leslie said...

Your home is stunning! I really like what you did with the bench, and the plaid throw is beautiful across it. Not to mention, the view!!! :)
Blessings,
Leslie

Sharing Shadymont said...

Wonderful finds. Love the sofa table and the benches. The picture is beautiful too! You did a great job on the benches. That fireplace makes me want to curl up with a good book.

Traci said...

I love to see white against dark stained wood. Your bench turned out beautifully.
Traci

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Your bench turned out lovely! Great finds as well. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from 2805. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/09/make-it-pretty-monday-week-13.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Honey at 2805 said...

Your bench makeover is lovely! All are great finds! Will be looking forward to your home tour! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday!

Sherry said...

What a beautiful home! Love the makeover! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

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