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."


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

  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!!

  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.

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

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

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