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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Button table/Before & After

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Media Center/Before & After

This used to be a dresser.

This dresser was in sad sad shape. That said, it is over 60 years old. It has had many homes. It used to be in my grandma's bedroom. Then it was in my sister's bedroom. After a little TLC, it now resides in my sister's living room as a media console. 

My sister and I took off those funky drawer pulls. We gave it a little sanding as it was getting a little chippy. We applied two coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in my personal favorite color of cocoa. We applied some clear wax to give it a sweet finish. Then we added these awesome knobs that we found at the Restore in her town. 

We now call this a media console. It houses her many movies, video games and equipment. Her flat screen TV sits on top. 
We were quite pleased with the result.  What do you think?

Monday, October 22, 2012

Furniture Facelift/Before & After

This was my Grandma's furniture. 

 It is 60 years old and lives at my sister's house. It was in desperate need of a facelift. My sister and I took on this project last week. First thing we did was prep the surface by cleaning it well and sanding some chipping pieces of wood.

 We purchased some Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in downtown Nanaimo. We used old white on this dresser. We painted two coats then waxed with Annie Sloan Clear Wax. We took a trip to the Restore in downtown Nanaimo and bought some fun knobs. We felt good about reusing perfectly good merchandise and saving lots of money while helping out Habitat for Humanity. 

Here's the finished dresser! We were quite happy about the result.