Mission accomplished, my friends! Josh and I have successfully completed our furniture restoration project!
What do you think? Josh and I feel as if we didn't do too shabby...
Josh and I also feel as if this will be our last furniture project for a while.
We love the outcome but, man...it was a lot of work.
A lot of work that started out with seemingly endless sanding.
Sanding that soon led to painting. I wanted the little dresser to be black like the antique cabinet Papa and I refinished before I left for college.
But then, once the dresser was black, I decided I wanted the antique cabinet to be cream. So I painted it cream. And Josh walked away muttering things I shall never repeat...
Well, we did paint the cabinet cream. And, actually, we painted the little dresser cream, also. But only because that was part of the plan.
You see, we had to get the old furniture looking new again. Because I wanted to make the "new" furniture look "old". My version of old.
So, once everything was painted cream, Josh and I went at it with sand paper. Again.
We never want to sand another thing.
There were even times we considered jumping in the truck and going to buy an electric sander.
But we didn't, because that would've negated the goal of completing this project on a budget.
We did jump in the truck to go get ice cream, though. A few times.
Don't judge us. It was necessary for survival.
Finally, once everything was sanded, we decided to torture ourselves a little more by applying stain. To everything.
And staining isn't easy when it's 184 degrees outside. It dries on contact.
Basically, all I'm saying is that it was definitely a lot of work--more work than what I would've done had it not been for Josh's help.
Thank goodness for significant others.
Because we now have some really beautiful, special furniture. And we even managed to have a little fun.
Do you guys have any fun projects in the works? We'd love to hear about them!
much love always,