Saturday, April 21, 2007

This weeks theme is steps... and I looked and looked through my photos trying to find some steps. I guess I just don't photograph steps very often... so, we're going to think of other ways to do steps... I'm going to show you the steps I took to refinish a side table for our living room. Off we go.
Before...
After the hardware has been removed and it's been scrubbed down ...

Then I sanded the finish off, but not all of the paint...

The next step actually involved spending hours at Home Depot looking for paint, but I don't have pictures of that :) Then I painted it...

Put the hardware back on and put it in the living room. All done! :)I'd like to get more accessories on it, but my kids like to walk off with all my fun little trinkets. So, for now, it's books and a lamp. But the table turned out pretty good, I think! The only thing I don't like is the handle. It makes the dresser look like it's smiling at me... or something :)

23 comments:

Full Contact, Savior-centric Livin said...

Wow! That looks like a lot of work!

These "steps" work for me.

meeyauw said...

That's great and you are inspiring me, now that spring is here, to do something productive like that. If you had not mentioned it, I never would have seen the "smile"! Neat!

Shelby said...

Super inspiring!!

happy day!

Heather said...

Wow! Great job. I love doing projects like that.

I think the smile is cute, but if you hate it I'm sure you'll find some alternative hardware.

Justine said...

That turned out beautfully! I love to rescue old furniture! I love to make new furniture, too (although I've only graduated to making ottomans. Not exactly difficult). I'm currently on the hunt for "the perfect chair" to refinish and re-upholster.

Good work!

~Jennifer said...

Very cool! What a clever idea for the theme.

jenn in holland said...

Excellent work! What a fun photo play by play. I love redoing furniture. It's a lot of steps but it sure is satisfying!

mcwc said...

cool to see the transformation! very cool :)

Artpuppy said...
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Artpuppy said...

That's a very creative way to look at steps. :)
Thanks for visiting my blog. Awesome pics!

-Artpuppy

Angelika said...

Great job! :-)

Hummie said...

Great take on the theme! It made me smile.

mcewen said...

oh to be that productive in such a short period of time [oh and let those creative juices rip too]
Cheers

bbsgirl said...

you have way more patience than I do for a project like that. It looks very nice...well done!!

thank you for the visit today.

so grateful to be Mormon! said...

hi melissa: you did awesome, i like it much better in the "after," too.

don't you feel great that you did this? instead of paying someone? i scrapped the excess paint overspray off my front door (the window parts) and i feel good that i did something, however minor it was to make the home look better.

thanks for coming by. always nice to see you and your little pic, too.

happy day :)

Cindy said...

And yet another unique take on today's theme. I like the finished look, too.

ChupieandJ'smama said...

You make it look so easy with your step by step pictures, but I know from experience that it is not. Great pictures and great take on the theme :)

eastcoastlife said...

Hi Melissa.
I'm a new photo hunter from Singapore.

That looks beautiful and your steps to transforming the dresser sounds so simple. hehehe...

I like the handle which seemed to make it look so pleased with the result! :)

Leah said...

What great looking side table. A very apt photo in showing the steps on its final beauty. I'd suggest a classic brass handle...although what you have looks good too.

Kailani said...

I never even noticed the happy face until you mentioned it. Now that's all I can see! LOL!

Kailani
An Island Life

Jannie Funster said...

Cool! Very creative angle on the theme.

SJ said...

Wow! I love the final product. Great idea for this weeks theme of steps!

Thanks for visiting my blog, have a great weekend!

jannie funster said...

Thanksk\ for visiting my humble site. I am hoping the Grande Room Reveal will be in September. After 14 years of adding on / remodeling I am 'waaay ready to see this (hopefully, ) last project done.

See you next Saturday,

Jannie