6.15.2011

REFINISHING TABLE


I've been anxious to show you our latest project. I found this old, thrift store sewing table and saw potential in its style. I actually had to go back the next day, because I couldn't get it out of my mind. Luckily, it was still there, and I bought it for $15.



It had a hinged top that opened to a gaping hole...I'm guessing where the sewing machine once was. I had Andrew remove the top entirely.



This would allow me to add a whole new table-top.




I sanded down the layer of veneer...



...And painted it white.





After several coats, it was ready for the next step.

Thank you, Andrew-Vanna-White.




The next day at Andrew's shop, we found scrap pieces of alder wood, glued 'em together, and ran 'em through this giant sanding machine about ten times.



Then Andrew trimmed the table top to be the size we wanted using a dangerous machine I wish I didn't know he used everyday.

I like my man alive--and with all limbs in tact--is all I'm sayin'.



Another sanding machine smoothed the freshly cut edges.

Hello, forearms.





It's looking better, but not finished yet.



I sanded it down even more to round the edges and corners, to not be so square.



Then it was ready to stain. We experimented with three different colors {a light, medium, and dark} before deciding on the middle one.



A coat of stain was followed by several shiny layers of lacquer.



The top was attached, the white base scuffed around the edges with sandpaper, and new, oil-rubbed bronze hardware added for the final touch.



And there you have it. The finished product turned out better than I could have hoped. I am in love, and can't stop staring.




Compare it to what it started out as!



Not bad, eh?

For now, it randomly sits in our kitchen. In the new house I'll put it in the front-room...or entryway...or guest room...or great-room...Oh, I'm so excited to decorate a new house!








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9 comments:

Sandy -- As Told By Mommy said...

Ok...that is the best picture of Andrew I have EVER seen!!!!!

Dacia said...

Super cute! Great job!

Michael Jolley said...

That looks so good! By the way, Andrew is such a manly man.

Ginger@gingersnapcrafts said...

Visiting from 733's blog. Congrats on the feature. :) Love the table. Love Idaho, too. My husband & I went to school in Rexburg. Loved it! :) I have a link party going on over on my blog...would love to have link this up. I'm a new follower, too! Cute blog!

Ginger
gingersnapcrafts.blogspot.com

Janet said...

Wow! I would love to look at it too! You did an amazing job refinishing your table. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

Melanie@Crafty Cupboard said...

Lucky you to have your man in that shop! The table turned out amazing. I love it!

Carrie said...

i love your hair! you don't use rollers, do you? i have 2 sewing machine tables from my great-grandmothers that would look good like that.

Ginger@gingersnapcrafts said...

I'm featuring YOU over in my {take a look at you} post today. Love your furniture re-do. It looks amazing. :) Thank you for linking up! Feel free to grab a featured button.

Ginger
gingersnapcrafts.blogspot.com

Jill ~ Jillify It said...

Love the table transformation! It is so pretty! Thanks for linking up to my party at Jillify It! Hope to see you again next Tuesday!

Jill
www.jillifyit.com

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