Latest & Greatest #8, Garage Sale Table, Little Bits O' ChristmasA bunch of years ago I bought a table and chair set at a garage sale for $25. Jim thought I was crazy because it was in such rough shape but I was determined! I painted the chairs white and recovered them with new fabric but they proved to be very uncomfortable. Sadly they did not make the trip to Central Jersey from North Jersey.
It was for the best as I know so much more about furniture redos now than I did back then. Anyway, I started sanding the top of the table with the intent to restain it but then I got pregnant, had Ellie, blah blah blah. It not only never got finished, we had a half sanded table for 3 years. I did manage to spray paint the legs a wedgewood blue and did some really bad distressing. Here is what it looked like
|This is how we used the table..it's not a mid-project picture. Gross|
And the blue isn't showing up well on the front apron but it was all
blue and not white as it appears.
Now that I have plenty of space to work I decided to make that table look the way I knew it could. So I applied a stripper to remove the glossy finish.
|I applied the one on the bottom right. OMGosh this is hilarious. |
Ok, back to DIY
|Supposed to be safer. Safe enough to use indoors. Indoor what?|
The atmosphere? Because it ain't comin' in my house, thanks. But it worked FANTASTICALLY!
Really cut down on my work.
I stained it using Dark Walnut stain by Minwax which is what the previous owners used to refinish the floors. I decided to only apply 1 coat of stain because I loved the way it turned out on the first go.
I spray painted the legs Granite by Rustoleum. I love the color but it bubbled a bit because of no reason I could figure. So I sanded and sanded and realized I should have sanded to begin with but I was lazy. Taught me a good lesson. Buy furniture already made. Kidding. Just Sand.
I lightly coated the legs with Minwax Finishing Wax and now here she is!
I'm really happy with it!
So I'm decorating for Christmas around here but everything feels like clutter for some reason. I'm anti-stuff right now. So I'm just doing small touches around the house. Here are some glimpses of Christmas.
|I actually already took this down and replaced it with a fresh wreath|
that doesn't even have a bow. Nothing. Minimal.
|See? Gone. This is much better. I'm going to fill the shelf part of the window|
|Sorry about the wonky color. Um, can we say saturation?? Ick. But I love my snowman hat.|
It's so glittery in person and makes me feel like a snowman paid me a visit
but forgot his hat and cane.
|Amaryllis are my new favorite Christmas flower. I'm growing some|
but in the meantime these will do. They are glittery as well. My theme this year
is sparkle, maybe?!
|Big Whoop. A fake pointsettia. I don't care. I like just having a bit of Christmas here and there.|
I hope you are all well and happy and enjoying the season! I'd love to see some of your Christmas touches!