here. And of course, you all know I can't wait to sew some new things for our little beloved babies!
Now, back to business... how about a DIY to a table that I found roadside for FREE?
Why do I always forget to take REAL before photos? This is the table pretty much sanded down!
Yep! I actually found a dining room table and 6 chairs on the side of the road. My neighbors moved out of the rental house next door and just put a whole pile of furniture on the street. It was in pretty bad shape with lots of scratches and dents, even marker drawn on it, but a
Honestly, the hardest part of this DIY was the polyurethane. It was SUCH a pain to get right, and I honestly still wasn't completely happy with the results and we tried EVERYTHING, foam rollers, just a brush, foam brushes, sanding, not sanding, humidity, little bugs getting caught in the poly, the works. But we finally got it figured out enough to give as a decent gift! I lost count with how many coats we did, but there were a good many.
This is the second furniture DIY my husband and I have tackled in the last year and he asked me kindly to please refrain from wood projects for awhile.
The chairs BEFORE:
Cabot and their semi-gloss poly. 1 quart of each.
Honestly, the chairs were not in that bad of a shape, but the cushions were NASTY!!!
3 coats of stain later, we had a beautiful table!
I'm so glad to finally be able to give it to them! I know fun dinner parties will ensue and lots of memories made here!
Now maybe, I actually will have some time to sew...