Okay, I know some of you are wondering…where did she go? Why isn’t there a part 3?! Well, let me explain a little something about myself. Once I did this piece, I found several other great pieces to work on and so most of my time has been spent in my workshop, sanding and refinishing my little fingers off! When I get this way, some would say I can be rather compulsive (husband, kids, close friends!). I want them all done at one time and until that mission is completed, I can’t really focus on anything else! Anyway, without further ado, here is part 3!
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Hello friends! When I last left you, I was telling you all about this great furniture piece that my neighbor had set out by the curb, free for the taking! A beautiful buffet from probably the 50’s or 60’s. Some damage but nothing I couldn’t work with. She only needed a few minor repairs and some TLC. After a couple of days of contemplation, I decided that the distressed look would work well with this particular piece since there was some damage that I couldn’t repair to the finish. Here are the steps I took:
How many times have I said, I simply can’t pass up free stuff people have set out by the curb? Probably over a thousand times. I always look and think of all the things I could do with that piece. How can I just let it sit out there…in the sun…the cold…the rain! Well, you see where I’m going, right? If it weren’t for my husband, I would have zero self-control and we would have no room to walk in our house. I feel about those furniture pieces like I feel about puppies! I want them all!
Please help me welcome our second guest blogger for this year, Carol Parker. She has joined us as a fan of DIY and repurposing after learning what she could accomplish with this used bedroom set that she just couldn’t say no to! Please read on to learn her story:
I don’t know about you but I always find myself being drawn into whatever thrift store I happen to be passing! No matter how hard I try, I just can’t seem to avoid walking through to see if anything there speaks to me! Well not too long ago on one of these thrift store ventures I happened upon this little two-drawer chest. I had been looking for something that I could turn into a crafting and sewing station and this seemed to fit the bill (with some minor additions and modifications of course!). It was certainly priced right at $12, so why not?
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