Thursday, February 23, 2012

My workshop...

My husband thinks I should finish one project before I start another.  Haha!  Here is what I have in process right now.  Let's see...

I just got this dresser.  It's kind of a piece of crap and I shouldn't have got it.  Ugh...  Oh well, I have plans for making it less crappy.  It was only $20 and I'm just going to use stuff I already have.

Here is one of the drawers to the dresser.  Already primed.  And behind it is the base to a really cool table I got for $16.91 at a thrift store.  It was burlwood veneer but in bad shape so it's primed too.

Here is the bottom of the top to the table.  I had to get two cans of lacquer thinner to get the lacquer off the top so I can restain it.  I also had to soak and iron the edge of the top to get off some veneer trim that couldn't be saved.  So far it's been a lot of work.  But I think it will be worth it.

Here is the base to an old drop leaf table I got from my parents.  It's almost done but it takes a long time to do anything when I can only work when both kids are napping, at the same time.  Actually it's a miracle I get anything done!

Here is the top to the drop leaf table.  I had to sand it down, again, and stain it, again, yesterday because the stain was uneven.  Then last night I was priming the dresser and got splatters of primer on it.  No wonder it takes me so long. 

And here is what I'm most excited about, but have no idea what to do with yet.  The old cabinet.  It's really well built and big. 

It was once painted a dark green and then a light green  The outside looks like it was stripped down.  I love the color inside and wish the outside was still painted.  It's almost the same color as my t.v. cabinet.  It must have been the color to paint garage/garden storage cabinets. 

It doesn't have a back though so I'm not sure if I'll add one. 

Oh wait, here's another one.  Now this I really wish I hadn't got.  It was free on the side of the road so I couldn't resist.  It's an old library shelf.  I thought maybe I could turn it into something I could put the hutch mirror on (my other free and totally useless pickup).  But it would take a ton of work for something that would probably still look like junk.  So there it sits, outside our garage, probably annoying the neighbors. 

Oh, and this.  A shelf for Margaret's room.  I'm not sure what I'm doing with it.  Maybe it's done. 

So...only 7 things.

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