Thursday, December 27, 2012

End Table Make-over

So, does everyone remember the coffee table we found at my grandmother's that Frank very successfully sanded down (with some of my help) and painted and stained?

Well, see that end table to the left of the couch? We found that too. We thought it looked interesting and it was that same very dark brown stain. After having success with the coffee table, Frank decided he would use the leftover paint and stain on that pretty ugly end table.

We used the same stain we used on the Coffee Table after sanding down both the upper and lower surfaces of the table. This was much easier to sand down!

(Keep in mind, it's winter. Frank did all of this in our apartment between sanding on our porch and painting with all the windows and back door can redo furniture pretty much anywhere I guess!)

After the stain, Frank painted the legs the same white paint we got at Lowe's from the Coffee Table.

This makeover took much less time. Partly because it was a lot smaller and easier to sand down, but mostly because Frank was so happy with how the coffee table came out he wanted to do it again! I think I successfully married a man who loves working on furniture which obviously makes me happy!

Anyway, without any further delay, I bring to you our "new" end table.

Next...we need to work on our kitchen table. We got it for a steal from Craig's List over the summer. I absolutely love pedestal tables, but this one has a pretty rough top made of composite.

It's fine for now, but since the chairs and the pedestal are all solid wood, it would be nice to make a new table top for it and re-paint the chairs. Frank is itching to get started, but that's one make-over we definitely cannot do in an apartment...We will have to wait until Spring for that one.

I'd love to hear if you've done any furniture projects lately.

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