Hello there! Did you miss me? Well I'll have to update you on what's been going on at the Hernandez household. But first I want to tell you about my project! So proud, I am!
I've been on this slightly obsessive path that's all about my house. I cannot stop looking at furniture, fabrics or thrift stores. So I've decided that little by little I'm going to turn my house into a home. Instead of nit-picking it to death, I'm going to do something about it. And since I'm on a budget like everyone else, I'm looking for high impact at the lowest possible price. My first piece of furniture I found next to my dumpster.
When I saw that it was a drop leaf table I snatched it up the second I put the girls in the house.
I started by filling in some cracks and scratches it had. It was pretty beat up.
Then I rented a palm sander and got to work. No pic of me sanding, but know that it took about 5 sheets of sand paper. Then it sat on my balcony for 3 months. LOL I wasn't motivated to finish it because I didn't know the amount of work that would be needed. My original idea was to sand it all down (2 coats of paint and varnish) and re-stain it to bring it back to its former glory. It wasn't happening. Let's just say I have a new found respect for people who restore old furniture. Then I got the idea to just paint it and TADA!