(Closed) I love projects (especially almost-free ones)! (HOME)

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Post # 3
2006 posts
Buzzing bee

I love it!!

Post # 5
1023 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

wow, that looks great. I wish I had those skills.

Post # 6
2103 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Great job!

Post # 7
360 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

it looks great! I love finding good buys and even better, free items on the side of the road! Unfortunately, we now live in an apt with no backyard 🙁 We did however refinish this 20 year old solid wood table, it was a honey colored finish before, now it is a very rich mohogany. I also bought some parsons chairs from Kirkland’s. Not very cheap but definitely cheaper than buying a whole new set!

Post # 8
5388 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Wow! You did a great job!

Post # 9
2196 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

That looks great!! And elliemae, how long did it take you to refinish that table?  What did the process involve?  I’ve been thinking a lot about refinishing wooden pieces because we’re students furnishing our first apartment and don’t have the money to buy everything new.  We want all our woods in each room to match, but it’s hard to make matching sets off of craigslist finds!  So I’ve been considering refinishing different-colored wood pieces to match what we want, but I have no clue how to do it.

Post # 10
7054 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Corgitales, that trunk lookes absolutely amazing!  Great idea!  I have a wooden trunk that has in the past served as a toybox for my son and now he wants T and I to change it to reflect his thoughts for the trunk (a receptacle for his airsoft guns and maybe to be a sort of seated cushion (like how you did the top of your trunk) like a window seat.  Except he wants it sort of traditional with a camo type of cushioning on top.  I’d love to see you do a diy tutorial on this! 

And Elliemae, what talent in transforming that table.  It looks great w/the chairs. 

Great nesting bee style!  

Post # 12
360 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Thank you all! It all took about week with sanding it, staining it, and waiting for it to dry. We got the table from his uncle, and we had it at our college house (where we lived with 5 other guys so you know that table top got beat up!). We seperated the trunk and the table top. easy to do, then sanded, and sanded, and sanded some more. Then we bought a stain that has the sealant in it. I believe it was called Bombay Mohogany. I suggest buying LOTS of it because we ended up having to make a special trip to get one more can, only to find out they had discontinued this color..we later found some at a Lowe’s and bought 3 more cans to have. I cannot remember how many coats we had to do but it was a lot. we wanted a rich, dark color. Then it was time to just let it sit and dry. We pretty much had our windows open day and night and had 3 fans going to help circulate the air. It was really easy to do.

I definitely recommend this project, Solid wood furniture is hard to find without paying a pretty penny.

Post # 13
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Omigosh, AWESOME!!!

I covered an ugly chair awhile back and got around to removing the old stain and glaze this weekend, but my sander broke so I didn’t get to finish. It’s a TBC project =]

Post # 14
3363 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

That chest looks amazing!!  Great job!!!!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

That looks amazing! Like a professional had done it!

Post # 16
7431 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Awesome, easy DIY – my favorite! Laughing

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