Friday, June 4, 2010

How I do love it!

I just finished my most recent project and how I do love it! I'm so excited. I didn't get any before pictures, but believe me this thing was not pretty.


It was a medium oak all over with stickers almost permanently embedded in the top.


I saved it from the trash heap and re-finished it. I sanded down the top and removed those stickers with a very little elbow grease thanks to Jake's orbital sander. I then re-finished the top with a beautiful Bombay Mahogany stain followed up with a Dark Walnut stain. It has delicate red undertones from the mahogany stain, and still is in the dark family of wood I love.


I painted the bottom and the legs a fabulous antique white and the contrast looks amazing.


For an investment of $0 for the table and around $20 for the paint and stain I have a beautiful end table and I can say, "Ya, I did that."

8 comments:

  1. Becca it looks so good:) love it!

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  2. I love it! Where did you get the table? Oh how I wish I were there so we could sit outside doing projects together!!

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  3. Where did I get it? From our favorite "free stuff" pile near the dumpster. I was lucky to get it, cause several others were eyeing it up when I snatched it.

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  4. Wow! Becca that looks AMAZING! Way to go!!!

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  5. is that the one that was on the side walk the day I did your hair? It looks so good!

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  6. It's the same one Christa! And thank you everyone. I love it!

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