8.18.2009

On a roll...

Project Update

After my quick and dirty refinishing job on the $5 end table, I was feeling like I should work on something that had been sitting for a bit. I pulled out the $1 shelves I picked up at the dump. I had started sanding the shelves awhile ago but then got detoured. I took the shelves apart, sat on the deck and got busy sanding. So busy that I pretty much sanded off a bunch of skin from my left thumb tip!

The spindles on the shelves were brutal for sanding but I really do not like shiny finishes on furniture so they had to be sanded. I decided to sand the piece then prime it and paint it a matte black. I'm now working on giving it a shabby chic finish. I still need to beat it up some more then I can seal it. Once I've got it to that point, I may add a simple stamp or stencil design. We'll see!

BEFORE

IN PROGRESS



The Free Table Has Arrived

I met my friend Asim last night. He dropped off the free coffee table he coordinated for me. It's a gorgeous table just needing a bit of TLC - mainly sanding and staining. Next I'll have to transport it from North Vancouver to Gibsons.



Hopefully more free stuff will come my way! :-)

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