Tales of my furniture makeovers and great DIY projects...

Friday, January 13, 2012

I made a MESS!

I've had a very sick little girl on my hands going on 6 days now.  Boo.  The only day I went to work this week was Tuesday because my husband was able to take off.  Thankfully, she is on the mend, but had a very nasty stomach bug and almost ended up in the hospital.  The bad part, of course, is I hate seeing my baby sick, but also cleaning up all of the "mess" has been horrible.  However, the one silver lining (if you can call it that!) was that she took crazy long naps.  So, instead of sitting around on my b-u-t-t, I tackled some projects.

I got these end/side tables a while ago, like beginning of summer I think.  These are the last of a load I picked up from a really nice lady having a yard sale.  I originally stopped because she had an antique vanity right on her driveway, but the more I talked to her, she showed me more furniture she wanted to unload in her garage.  I wasn't even looking for a yard sale, it was a Friday and I was on my lunch hour heading home to pick something up.  She wanted $50 for the vanity, which really was a steal, but I just wasn't mentally prepared to spend any money.  For those who know me, I'm anything but a "fly by the seat of my pants" kind of gal.  After some negotiating, I ended up getting an armoire, 2 side tables, plus the vanity for the same price.  I was totally Sanford & Son driving back to work that day with the pick up truck strapped down with furniture!  But, I couldn't unload it myself, right?  Those 2 tables sat and sat in my storage room.  They were that real clunky wood from back in the 70's with huge gaudy gold pulls.  I ended up painting these in steps.  I took off the pulls and cleaned one day, then about a week or so later, I put the first coat of ASCP Granite on them.  Then, they sat for a few weeks before the second coat.  Then, they sat for a few more weeks before thinking about waxing them...you get the idea, right? 

I experimented with the color.  I had a bunch of ASCP Granite left, but again, not too crazy about the dark gray.  So, after talking with the stockist at my local ASCP outlet, I bought the dark wax to try and give the tables a matte black look.  Voila, it worked!  My husband says he still sees some gray, but that's OK, they turned out pretty.

As for the mess I made?  I SWEAR I had before pics, I know I did, I know I did.  Alas, I can't find them anywhere.  My photo folders are all jacked up now and need to be reorganized.

Here is the finished product:

Not too shabby, huh?

1 comment:

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