Greetings! I know it has been awhile since I posted but I have transitioned my blog from Blogger to WordPress. It is supposed to be better (the jury is still out).
I also have a new name for my Blog: Nana’s Yellow House (quite fitting, don’t you think)
The past couple of weeks have been devoted to other duties and tweaking the sofa. I added batting to the cushions and installed the backing. I still have to make a couple of bolster pillows and a throw pillow for a finishing touch.
I also have some finishing-up to do on my daughter’s dresser. I found a $20 dresser on one of the facebook swap sites several months ago with plans to strip and refinish it. It was a cheap-made piece with a factory finish. We have stripped, added 2 coats of Jacobean stain, and will apply a coat of Tongue Oil to finish it off. (will post pictures later).
I also lucked-up on a nice vintage record player for my daughter. She loves old vinyl and I have been looking for the perfect player (at the right price) for ages. I found a unique Truetone player; distributed by Western Auto. I believe it is from the 60’s or 70’s… I think it looks very “Holly Golightly” 😉
The record player did not work (thus the bargain price). I googled for help and was able to find a great YouTube video to assist in the process. My husband and I were able to get the turntable spinning again. It will play a record but the speed is not quite on point. However, there are a few shops in Austin that should be able to get it running perfectly in no time.
We leave for Austin in less than 2 weeks and I am running out of time.