Saturday, March 19, 2011

Spring is coming!

...And that means it's time to get back to my garage!

My husband left town for about four days this week, leaving his side of the garage empty.

Nature abhors a vacuum.

So I filled it up for him.

I am tickled to be back to looking for my furniture bargains! I really didn't know how much I missed it!

In's my first furniture project of 2011

What about the cabinet-at-the-top-of-the-stairs, you ask? Didn't count. It was for me, and I worked on it INSIDE the house!

I picked up this little coffee table at Deseret Industries this week. It didn't look too good, which explains why I got it for $10.

I have a friend who was looking for a bench for Touch of Class Photography, so I snatched it up (he does amazing work if you happen to need a photographer in northern Utah).

But this is a coffee table, not a bench. Meh. No biggee. This particular table has iron legs (see?), which seem rather bench-ish, and it's higher than a normal coffee table. And it was $10. It'll work.

The top was good solid oak under the horrible finish.

I applied two coats of Minwax Antique Walnut Stain, and two coats of hand-rubbed polyurethane.

Still looks like a coffee table to YOU? Well, probably, since it's in the middle of my living room!

I guess I should have let my children sit on it after all...


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Darci said...

i SAW this same coffee table at DI when i went looking for an entryway table...i thought it had potential too- just not what i needed :) good job!

Tina said...

It looks beautiful! I could use a table like that! I haven't had the chance to hit the flea markets and thrift stores lately...can't wait to get started and add my finds to the other projects that are piled up in the garage that I still need to work on! :-)

wisp said...

Very nice! I love that you know how to do this stuff! And since I don't have a garage, I get to live through you vicariously. xD I love it.

Mandi @ Vintage Revivals said...

Love it lady!! It looks gorg!

Love your guts

Anonymous said...

$10? That rocks. Excellent refinishing job!