Tuesday, April 10, 2012

DIY


I have discovered that I am good with my hands. When it comes to fixing things around the house, I'm your girl. J Quilting, of course, is my first love; however, I have fallen in love with refinishing furniture, as well.  For the longest time I wanted to get rid of the 4-seater glass table in our dining room and replace it with, at least, an 8-seater wooded table.  However, we could not afford one.


So last year, I spotted an old table at a neighborhood store for only $100 but it needed some work and I needed $100.




I saved some birthday money and went back to the store and they still had it. I bought it, brought it home, and started working on it.  I’ve never attempted to do anything of this sort in my life.  The plan was to strip off all of the old paint and finish; sand it to the original wood; and re-stain the table. Sorry I did not take any pictures of every step. I will remember next time.


I was so happy when I got to this stage I just wanted to look at it.  I also became a little nervous about moving on to the staining and finishing.


I am so proud of the finished product. Once I finish putting all the finishing touches on the dining room, I'll post a pic of what it looks like in the room. 

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