Thursday, November 14, 2013

We worked on drywall today in the dining room. Peter is getting better at taping and mudding. Next up is sanding then painting. I think I'll lightly sand the beams to get the paint off of them. 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Found a spot to put the desk to keep it downstairs for now. 

Monday, November 11, 2013

My project today. $2 finds from goodwill. Amazed at how nice wood was on desk top. Was fun changing something ugly and worn into something beautiful. :)

I visited the Goodwill Warehouse in Gorham and grabbed these two pieces for a buck apiece. I figured if I didn't like them I'd only be out $2. I thought the desk was cute.

While sanding I found two layers of paint. 

I was amazed at the grain of the wood once I was done sanding. I decided to just rough up the legs instead of doing more sanding to get rid of all of the paint.

I did a light coat of summer oak stain and a coat of polyurethane. 

The final product. I love the white with natural wood look and the blue chair adds some color. I'd take another shot of it once I have some daylight.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Tonight I worked on a Christmas present for Peyton. I found it here on Pinterest.