Sunday, May 8, 2011

Refinishing Furniture, Part II

The garden is doing great! I already have two ripe tomatoes that I am going to eat for lunch. 
 I have sanded and painted three chairs, with only one left. That will be for next weekend. Andrew left to visit his mom in France today, so I knew I had to finish painting the table yesterday, since there is no way I could possibly lug that thing up the stairs!

Last weekend, Andrew had sanded down the whole table, so I was ready to go. I stained the top with 2 coats of Golden Pecan stain and 2 coats of clear gloss. Then I painted the sides and legs in my green paint, with 2 coats as well. That sounds like nothing, but it took the whole day yesterday. I started the first coat around 10 am and finished the last around 7 pm. I did also take 2 naps though. Let's not lie...
I need to finish the fourth chair, and then I can move on to seats and cushions! Now that I have my "sewing table", aka my "take over the dining room table with my sewing stuff, so that we eat dinner on the coffee table" table, I think I will finish some sewing projects. We're going to a wedding in Georgia in two weeks and I need a dress for that.

5 comments:

  1. Beautiful work! I love the matching mismatched chairs--what a great idea!

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  2. Beautiful...love the golden pecan stain and the green are perfect! You do good work!

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  3. The stain and paint color you chose work so well together. :]

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  4. I love your chairs, and the table looks fantastic! Great work - you totally deserved those naps!

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  5. Great job! I've been away from reading the sewing blogs and writing mine but am trying to get back into the swing of things.

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