Welcome to my crazy life! I love to refinish and re create on a dime. Join me in this adventure creating beautiful in your home. I live in South Western Ontario, am married to the most amazing man (he has to be amazing to put up with all the "junk" I bring home) Together we have 4 GREAT adult kids, one daughter in law ( I couldn't have asked for a better woman for our son) and I'm Oma to the cutest and brightest little boy. Yes I'm biased!
No seriously. I know there are people out there that think it's wonderful but there are just as many out there that think it's awful.
Personally it's been a wonderful tool for me, but on top of the information and helpful hints it's given me it's also given me some wonderful friends. (not to mention I met my husband online..almost 12 years ago, but that's another story)
One person I met through my facebook page (sweet sweet woman) keeps "sharing" my projects on her own facebook page. As a result a friend of hers called her and offered her some furniture that she deemed fit for the garbage and not good enough to even give to Goodwill.
You see where this is going I'm sure :)
I received a panicked call from my friend, "please, can we just drop it off at your place for you to redo" YUP!
I had no idea what I was in for....lol
I thought I better snap so "before" pictures as they were dumped in my front hall way.
The set included this long Dresser, two matching bedside tables, a mirror and a king sized headboard.
All that yellow stuff is nicotine stains. The husband thought it was the colour of the paint that was once used till I pulled out a bottle of spray cleaner....can we say ewwwwwwwwwww!
Since I had just finished another dresser and a couple of chairs it wasn't much to move them all out of my workshop and put most of this set in. I got to work right away!
I stripped and sanded it. There was NOTHING wrong with it! It's solid wood with some veneer over the top, no chips, no cracks. A real pleasure to work with :)
Now I'm not totally done. I do have the dresser and the end tables complete, the headboard and the mirror still needs to be worked on, but my workshop is only so big.
And here she is!
Ok...go look back at the befores, I'll wait :)
Isn't she lovely?
I know I'm the one that worked on this, but I still can't believe how wonderfully they all turned out :)
Ignore the dust please, I did polish them, but forgot to clean my own fingers before moving them and grabbing the camera.
I can't wait for my friend to see them in person, and I can't wait for her husband to see them...oh and the person who thought they weren't good enough for Goodwill. Another sweetheart of a woman who allowed me to go and grab some more things from the house she was emptying...but that's another blog..or two or three :) Lets just say I have my basement full of projects now :)
Have a great weekend! I'm off for a day with my daughter :)