March 22, 2010

My first furniture redo!

So I am incredibly excited to show you the project I've been working on.
I've been dying to get my hands on it and finally have a finished product!

You know how I love finding things on the side of the road, right? Well, ok, my husband usually finds them.
But this time it was all ME!!

I was so excited that I literally looked around me to see if anyone was going to snatch it away from me off the curb.

Here it is:

Doens't look like much, huh? But I saw enormous potential.
 I have been so inspired from other blogs that I just had to get my hands dirty with redoing some furniture.

I've got lots going on at the moment already :) But more about that later.

So here the lovely is again:

I don't know if someone tried to replace the top or just really messed it up somehow but the top was the only thing really wrong with it. It was scratched and faded and the edges were peeling something awful.

So the first thing I did was grab my birthday present:

I love my little mouse sander :)

and I sanded the mess out of that thing- all those peeled edges... OFF!

Then I primed the whole thing with Krylon Primer Spraypaint- love this stuff.
I did find out, however, that when you shake it and little primer spots get on the wood, the base color doesn't necessarily cover up those spots :/

Oh look at my sweet companion that kept me company during the beautiful day:

This is Chaos... I wish he were ours. My husbands family went out of town and left him with us for a few days. He's too sweet and uber adorable.

Alrighty... back to the project.

Next I used Krylon Ivory and put a couple coats on:

Looking better already, huh?

I had a heck of a time getting the hardware off the drawer to spraypaint it... they screwd it in then glued the pieces together. My husband had to handle that one. :)

I had a frustration point with paint dripping but I just learned to take it slow and easy.
I tend to rush things. Whoops.

Next, I took Valspar Translucent Color Glaze:

and brushed several coats on to give it that antiqu-ey look I love.

I also spraypainted the hardware on the drawer with oil-rubbed bronze. Then stuck all the pieces back together...

Look at how beautiful she turned out!

I was jumping up and down!

My husband gave me a funny look.

But LOOK what I did for the FIRST time!

You're excited for me, right??

one more time...

and just as a reminder... here's the before and after!

I am so in love with this!

Keep watching... my spring break is filled with FUN projects!
Happy Monday everyone!

Life in the Pitts



  1. Amazing! I love it. I haven't ever redone furniture before, but I know it's in my future. I hope mine turns out this good on the first try, too!

    Thank you for linking this to A Little Craft Therapy, with Life in the Pitts!

  2. Wow, that's really neat! Nicely done :)

    Thanks for visiting my blog, from NFF!


  3. So cute! Creating something beautiful from something old and discarded is something I love to do as well. Good Job!!! Transforming trash can become addicting :)



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