7.02.2010

I'm on a mission

Now that my big, dreaded move is over, I can now focus even more on getting projects done. I'm on a mission to complete the following updates in the next 2 months: 2 end tables, 2 magazine racks, a small dresser, 1 floor lamp, 1 trolley, 2 vintage lamps, 1 desk lamp and 4 of my 6 teak chairs. Eh gad that's a lot to get done!

But today I finished off my 2 end tables... And my 4 teak chairs will be done this weekend. Thankfully summer is finally here so I can spend my weekends outside sanding, painting, etc.

The Ikea end tables I picked up for $7 are now done. It was an easy update since my friend Kiersten just wanted them painted black. Easy enough to do then I added varathane and they are good to go!

BEFORE

AFTER

Project Update

After finishing up the end tables, I dragged my new floor lamp outside and started to polish the brass. Sometimes these projects can get pretty darn icky and this one was in that realm.

The white stem of the lamp had 'something' on it that required Windex, a paper towel and a strong stomach. I got the guck off then worked my way through the layers of grim on the brass. It's not perfect and probably never will be but I love it!

Next is the rewiring and then finding the right lamp shade.

BEFORE

IN PROGRESS

Tomorrow I'll conquer the teak chairs! :-)

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