Sunday, January 08, 2012

another furniture piece

While Dale worked on running electric (up the ladder, into the attic, hey, turn off the power, back down, repeat), I reworked a table that we had in the living room.  I actually got this table when I was living in apartments, almost 20 years ago, I pulled it out of a dumpster!  I went to throw my trash out and I saw it down in there - I had to climb in and drag it out.  It's been a handy little table, about 3 years ago I painted it black to cover the badly stained top - but it needed to be freshened up.

So while I was in between helping out with electrical, I sanded the top smooth, sanded edges to give it a weathered look, painted a compass rose on the top, sanded that a big to age it, then gave it a nice coat of stain and several coats of poly.

It looks so much nicer now!
I also refinished the bathroom door this week.  This door had plastic laminate contact cemented to the backside.  We wanted to keep the original doors because they're really nice, so I pried up all the laminate, removed some plywood that they used to level the insets, sanded it all down and added a strip along the back edge.  We are going to convert the bathroom door into a pocket door, and this one should be about an inch or so wider so it doesn't pop out of the pocket.  The additional strip won't really show, but I added a strip of wood and sanded it even, and added filler in where the old door knob was.  It looked pretty rough!

I sanded it all smooth, and then primed it and gave it two coats of nice white enamel.  For a finishing touch, I painted "Bath" on the top panel, which will only show when the door is closed.

Well, we didn't get the pocket door done this weekend, but it's the next project on the list.  And the door is ready to go!

Oh, and see all those baby shoes on the shelf? Those will go in my bathroom, too.


Lindsay Briggs said...

SIGH. More amazing-ness for us to covet. Why isn't talent more genetically bestowed?

P.S. Ange said her birthday is at the end of February and she would LOVE a compass table ;)

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

I love and adore your compass table! Great minds think alike ;-)

Isabel Lewis said...

And again, I'm impressed by your talents!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that looks awesome! i saw korrie's table this morning, too and love both of them!!!

Judy said...

I am so impressed. That looks amazing. I would love for you to link it up to my party that's going on right now. Hope to see you there.

Cyndi ✪ Blue Star said...

Love the compass table! How cute!! Hope you'll hop over to my new blog and check it out!

the cape on the corner said...

oh my gosh, it sounds like that table certainly has stood the test of time!

love the kitties in your header!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Your compass table is gorgoeus! Thanks so much for joining our Be Inspired party!

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