Monday, April 25, 2011

My end table...done!

I finally did it. Now that the snow has melted and it is 10 degrees above zero! I refinished that end table that was in my living room. I started at 10am this morning and finished it about 3pm. I almost forgot to take a before picture! I took off the hardware before I took the picture.



We got this end table on kijiji for $20 back before Christmas. It was missing a handle and was in need of refinishing. I had to refill the holes from the missing handle before I started priming.



Here it is after I primed and spray painted it. I painted it an ivory gloss. And there was a big fat spider crawling around me the whole time...eek!





Then it was time to glaze. That is what took me the most time. When I was done that, I sprayed it with satin lacquer, 2 coats. I spray painted the hardware a black matt finish, put the hardware back on and...







It took a lot of work and I am so glad it is finally done. I really like it, but don't look too close, it is definitely not perfect. I wish I could have taken a picture of my hands after I glazed it. They were nasty! And I am still picking black from under my finger nails.

If you are interested in doing a project like this, check out AllThingsThrifty blog.

12 comments:

Jenny Fitzner said...

SARAH!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!! I'm SO glad you did this!!! It looks amazing!!!!!!!! I'm so jealous. I wish I could find an end table with all that awesome detail. LOVE IT! Can't wait for the other projects reveal.

KS Photography said...

Matchy match to the mirror. FUN!

Maren said...

Sarah that turned out awesome! I almost called you today, ...good thing I didn't distract you! It looks awesome! Can't wait to come over and see the real deal up close!

Alysha said...

it looks incredible!!! soooo good!!

BUB said...

Awesome! I think I have to get back into checking Kijiji all the time!

Jordana said...

That turned out gorgeous!! Even Gibb just noticed me looking at these pictures and said that looks really good, and he does not really care about stuff like this! Totally worth all the hard work, I love kijiji!

Alysha said...

just want to thank you for the inspiration!

Kathy Ord said...

Sarah, this is absolutely gorgeous! This is truly a beautiful piece of furniture. They don't make furniture sturdy and strong like they used to. So, it's great that you paid only $20 for it and then turned it back into a piece of art. Well done Sarah!

Amelia said...

Sarah!!! It is beautiful!!! I LOVE the detailing! Good find!! Wow. Keep it up!

Talia said...

oooo, i loooove it!!

Amelia said...

IT LOOKS SO GOOD!! Can I have it please? :)

Amelia said...

p.s. why haven't i seen all of these blog posts? I swear the countdown thing on the side of someones blog said it hasn't been updated for like 4 months!