When Brandon first moved into our house, there was a built in bookshelf right inside the front door. It was pretty intrusive as the first thing you saw when you walked in, so he decided to take it out. We have looked through all of the original pictures of the house and we can only find one with a partial view of the shelf.
I have been wanting to restore our dining room chairs for a while. They were a second generation hand-me-down from Brandon’s aunt who had used them for years. The chairs were in decent shape, pretty sturdy but the old finish was coming off. They always felt a little sticky. Gross! And honestly they were not too terrible to look at, they just didn’t fit us.