The Chesapeake Saga

Sep 21, 2011 7:25am

The Chesapeake Saga

To say that June's experience with this collection was frustrating for her, might be an understatement of epic proportions. To say that these projects were similar in nature to the ongoing bed project of my own...yes, that would be fairly accurate.

Sometimes you just have those builds, that drag on or throw every curve ball at you known to man. I think this was one of those for her!

But...she was able to not only get these finished, she got them done just in time for a party. I think the celebration was twofold for her, what do you think?

Ever have one of those builds that had problem after problem with tools breaking (me), lumber flaws (me), problems with your attachments (me), and just when you think everything is peachy...BAM you break something off trying to turn your table over by yourself...sigh. June had this last one happen, poor thing, it's enough to make you want to hide in a corner and cry yourself sleep! I have had this exact thing happen too...grrr.

But you would NEVER know it, would you? It's perfection...all 3 pieces are a little slice of heaven! OR a big slice depending on your take on things!

Built From These Plans: Chesapeake 60" Dining Table 48" Chesapeake Banquette Finishing Technique:

She did the most beautiful stain on her pieces... not sure exactly what she used but it looks warm and gorgeous!


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Rayan is the Founding Editor and Creative Director of this wildly popular blog The Design Confidential and an all around Do-It-Yourself daredevil. Designer, Mommy, and Lifestyle blogger by day... Furniture Builder and DIY risk taker by night, bringing Chic and Stylish DIY Projects to the Masses. The Design Confidential has grown to more than 2 million pageviews each month in the 3 1/2 years since Rayan created her very first blog post, which just goes to show she isn't alone in her quest to conquer her home and all that surrounds it, with a little DIY elbow grease!


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