Jun 28, 2011

Before and After

One of my new hobbies is restoring junk. I found this in the dumpster a couple of weeks ago. The strip around the edges was coming off, it had tracks running along the inside of the table, and the color wouldn't match anything else in my house.

Because I am pregnant (SURPRISE IN CASE YOU DIDN'T KNOW!! We are 5 1/2 months along) Jeremy stripped the finish off for me.

I sanded while Talmage kept it dusted.

Then he helped me sand. He LOVED it :)

What it looked like after we sanded it

I decided to stain the top cherry wood and paint the bottom a gloss black. I didn't realize I needed to put a primer on before the paint so I ended up having to re-sand it after I painted it the first time, but I think it turned out nice :)


Sarah said...

Maggie, I'm so excited to see that you commented! We haven't talked in so long. Congrats on the pregnancy! I'm pregnant too, 17 1/2 weeks along. Do you guys know what you're having? The table looks fantastic, by the way. Hope your family is doing well.

Lacey Voris said...

Looks good!! Congrats on being pregnant again!

maggie-t said...

Thanks! We are having a girl :) When do you find out what you are having?
Congrats on being pregnant.

Sarah and Wes said...

Good to hear from you again! Congratulations on your pregnancy! Talmage looks so grown up! I'm 19 weeks, and I think we're having a girl although I won't know till next week. Maybe we can compare notes! :) Your table looks awesome!

Aimee said...

Yay for babies!!! :) And your table looks awesome. I have a secret desire to start doing things like that. We'll get there.

maggie-t said...

Aimee - You should definitely start doing it. It is very therapeutic ;) I would have never started if "nesting" hadn't hit him so strong and hard. I just can't stop doing projects around my house and I ran out of stuff to reorganize, except for my kitchen. haha. nothing can bring me to redo the unorganized mess in there. :)

Sarah - Congrats! I can't wait to tell Jeremy that you are expecting as well. He will be so happy for you guys. We were both 100% sure we were having another boy so the girl came as quite a shock...but a happy shock :)

Courtney J said...

congrats! We just found out we're having a girl too!! I'm glad to see you're getting into refurbish furniture, it's my obession and it's so cheap!

maggie-t said...

CONGRATS!! I tried to open your old blog and I couldn't. do you still have a blog? what is the url address? I would love to know what you do when refinishing b/c I have so many questions and it is hard to find answers on-line sometimes.

Lois said...

The table looks great. A thing of beauty is a joy forever. I love that you made it a 'family project'

We love you.

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