|Poor discarded wood desk|
Now, I have never refinished any furniture before, but, hey! the desk was small. How hard could it be?? The hardest part was actually overcoming my fear of refinishing something. I read a lot of online tutorials that explained how important it was to use the right sand paper, the right stripper, the right everything. I gave up on being perfect and just had fun with it in the end. In the end it took me 3 years to complete. First and second years I sanded and striped it. The second year I did some more sanding and primed and painted everything but the drawers. This last year, the poor drawers have been sitting on the patio waiting for primer and paint. I finally finished them up this week! I am pretty excited.
|Fresh coat of paint and new knobs.|
I think it looks pretty good for my first time....and probably my only time. While I am enjoying the end product, it didn't generally excite me. I didn't finish it and think, "Wow! I cant wait to find another piece of old furniture to refinish!" I am very happy to have a place to put my sewing machine though! Before this it had been sort of a nomad. Sometimes on my computer desk. Sometimes on the fold-a-way table. Even on the floor a couple of times (which really sucked!) Now Mr. Sewandsew has a permanent home. :)
|An action shot with Sewandsew.|
So here we go, one goal for May complete! I am half done with the cover for my husband chair. I haven't even touched Growth Rings. :( And my gimme goal of something small, might just have to be the fact that I survived work over Mother's Day week and the Maker Faire this weekend. Although, I shouldn't count my eggs before their hatched. I haven't survived the Maker Faire yet!