Sometimes you need to take the PLUNGE!

Today was glorious - and full of accomplishment! Mid-February and it was sunny, dry, mild... So what else do you do but drag some furniture refinishing projects outside and get at 'er! I must have had 3 or 4 projects on the deck and well I sanded, painted, stained - it was a project frenzie!

After a few weekends of sanding, I decided it was time to stain my side dresser. I was a teeny bit nervous since I didn't want to mess it up. But then really if the stain didn't work then I just had to re-sand the piece and try plan B...

I love the stain I picked up. My friend Thelma and I went to Home Depot a couple of weeks ago. The guy there was super FAB! We must have tried 4 stains then found this one - Ipswich Pine. It's perfect. I found this photo in a Home and Garden magazine - this was my inspiration for the finish.

My side dresser is close to complete. Now that it's stained I can see the drawer handles don't suit the new finish. They're pretty darn boring. This week I hope to find new drawer handles then I can seal the finish, update the handles and be done!



It feels really great to get something done for a change!

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